Thread Weight. What do those mysterious numbers on the end of a thread spool mean? What weight thread should you use for certain types of projects? Do you need to adjust your sewing machine when using certain thread weights? All these questions, and more, will be answered.
5 Things You Never Knew Your Sewing Machine Could Do.. Your sewing machine just sews, right? Wrong! It does so much more! There are some interesting and unusual embroidery techniques you must try out on your machine. Remember to test out on old fabrics! Trial and error is the best way to get to know your machine and how it works.
Coffee Filters for Embroidery Machine Backing: -- If you have an embroidery machine, don't buy that expensive backing. When I bought mine, the man told me to just go to the dollar store, buy some cheap coffee filters, and press them out. They work great! You can use non-woven fabric (i.e. the free bibs for children at some restaurants such as Mc Donald's, etc. They are bigger in size than coffee filters.