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I have the most outrageous fabric bought in Charlee Girl's closing down sale and it would be ideal for this but do I have the courage to tackle stretchy? Prolly not.  :(

Stretchy tartan  :o
If it's knitted it will have to have the tartan/checked design printed onto it. >:)
What are the chances of it being printed straight, not ot mention the curling.  I think it will be a £&^^!*  to sew. :devil: :ninja:
I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with it  -<  :laughing:
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wrenkins, it's a great visual but that's bad.  It has to be a problem with the manufacturing.  Actually, I have attached iron-on interfacing to a knit - very carefully.  So, I have technically ironed some.  If the cut pieces roll, you could try double sided washaway tape to hold them together when you sew.  I've made a set of dance costumes with a striped knit with the structural integrity of wet tissue.  If I looked at it, it shifted out of alignment.  I had to lay it out crosswise because if the stripes were horizontal, they looked like a patch-eyed drunken pirate had cut it out on a ship in a hurricane.
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Machine Accessories / Re: DIY thread distributor
« Last post by Kwaaked on Yesterday at 23:47:02 »
All that matters is that it works, Pete.  Rest is golden.
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 12th August
« Last post by wrenkins on Yesterday at 22:54:00 »
I was doing a little bit of cutting out in what should have been the cool of the evening. I had to stop in case I dripped on my fabric.  :x
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This is lovely quality stuff but it looked like

I had to do something! :o
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 12th August
« Last post by Ohsewsimple on Yesterday at 22:44:06 »
 :) :) I think it should be ok @Lowena.  We were due a soaking an hour or so ago.....didn’t appear.
Tomorrow Hedge End where the Ageas Bowl is, might get some rain early morning.  Otherwise I think it’s more of the same. 
Enjoy ! :thumbsup:
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Machine Accessories / Re: DIY thread distributor
« Last post by Sewot on Yesterday at 22:33:30 »
@Kwaaked thank you for your explanation.
My spool is actually sat on a wooden pin so cannot roll or wobble over.
The small eye now on the machine spool pin is small enough so that if I have to use stack wound thread the spool will still sit over the top of the spool pin thereby eliminating searching for a safety pin.
Most of my thread reels are cross wound.
I think I have sussed the thread distribution system now so happy with that.
Pete
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 11th August
« Last post by Ohsewsimple on Yesterday at 22:28:56 »
Oooh. so we’re not!   :) You probably know the site then Stanley’s at Bashley.
Just making lists of all the stuff we need there.  Good opportunity to take some of the clutter from the house.  :)
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 12th August
« Last post by Lowena on Yesterday at 22:24:25 »
@Ohsewsimple Sorry, but I hope you don't get rain as the Test starts tomorrow in Southampton
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 12th August
« Last post by Ohsewsimple on Yesterday at 22:20:47 »
No change here either.
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