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05/02/2010

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Kate

I am trying hexagons for the first time but I noticed that when you use a whip stitch you can kind of see the stitches on the front...any advice on another stitch to use or tips on how to prevent seeing the stitches?

Islay

Hi Kate! When I first started hexagons I found that my whipstitch was visible from the front, and tried a few other stitches, but after much trial and error found that stitches that were more invisible pulled the fabric out of shape and/or took even longer than whipstitch. I returned to whipstitch (feeling a bit despondent about it) and now find that my whipstitch is so small and tight you really can't see it from the front. For instance, on a 1.5" hexagon I get between 28-40 whipstitches in. Making sure that each stitch is tight as well makes all the difference in the world.

If you're using multi-coloured fabrics rather than print-on-white ones, Melanie from www.texasfreckles.com also comments that she uses an off-white/beige coloured thread, which somehow seems less obvious if it does poke through. I've stuck to white though, and haven't had any problems.

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