WIP Wednesday #118: Grainlines, stitch lengths & more sewing tips!

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering your presubmitted questions on:

• how to identify fabric grainlines when there are no selveges

• what stitch length to use when quilting

• how to hold a rotary cutter for best cuts

• using fusible powder for easy applique idea

Tune in LIVE and hear Vanessa’s tips and answers to your questions!

• ASK YOUR QUESTIONS: Submit your own question to be answered on a future WIP Wednesday here: https://forms.gle/D2qMCVJxfAgJHvWb7

What we’re covering:

0:24 – Welcome to WIP Wednesday

2:41 – Placing pattern pieces on the grainline

9:34 – Cutting fabric on the diagonal

11:00 – Why grainline matters

11:30 – What stitch length to use for quilting?

20:07 – My sewing machine model

21:04 – How to hold a rotary cutter

29:28 – How to keep your ruler from slipping

31:21 – Cutting fabric with the SewTites Magnetic Cutting System

32:36 – Valentine’s Day gift demo with the Heat Press

Products and projects mentioned:

• WIP Wednesday #117: Answering your sewing questions & a new heat press! https://craftygemini.com/2024/01/wip-wednesday-117-answering-your-sewing-questions-a-new-heat-press.html

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• JUKI LB5020 Sewing machine (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/468SnNu

• OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter: https://craftygemini.com/shop/olfa-45mm-rotary-cutter/

• OLFA 28mm Rotary Cutter: https://craftygemini.com/shop/olfa-28mm-rotary-cutter/

• OLFA 18mm Rotary Cutter: https://craftygemini.com/shop/olfa-18mm-rotary-cutter/

• Crafty Gemini 5″ x 10″ Ruler: https://craftygemini.com/shop/crafty-gemini-5-x-10-ruler/

• True Grips- Non-Slip Adhesive Rings for Rulers: https://craftygemini.com/shop/true-grips-non-slip-adhesive-rings-for-rulers/

• SewTites Magnetic Cutting System (15% off affiliate link): https://www.sewtites.com/?ref=craftygemini

• Temporary Spray Adhesive I use (affiliate link): http://amzn.to/2AqiTnC

• Free Fuse Fusible Powder: https://craftygemini.com/shop/quilters-select-free-fuse-fusible-powder-2oz/

• Charlie Bomber Jacket Online Video Course: https://craftygemini.com/shop/bomberjacketcourse/

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