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    trying to sew sevenD to nosseem

    i'm embarking on sewing myself a TQ. and lucky enought to have some sevenD from an order placed last year. as a test i and trying to sew it to "no-see-em".but not feeling very sucessful! and the resulting test peice has the sevenD pretty well puckered up. does anyone have a secret method to sew these two materials together? i assume that maintaing the two materials at the same tension, while sewing is the answer---trouble is, the sevenD is as lite as tissue paper at the same time the no-see-em streches by just looking at it!

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    Ok so I'm the last person to take advice from as I've not yet started on my quilt, but I noticed that the noseeum only stretches one way. Try cutting your baffle material the other direction. Let me know if it works!

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    Good advise about netting. Different sources of netting behave differently and in different directions.

    Also, loosen the thread tension and use long stitches. I have sewn sevenD quilts with tulle baffles and was successful. It can be done!!
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    thanks guys....i had already cut all my baffels and was testing with a scrap peice left over. sure enough, the stretch was in the wrong direction. anticipating what type of stretch any one supplyer stocks, is a bit of a challange, but i've charged ahead and ordered two yards from zpac. in a few days i'll be back at the sewing machine with renewed energy...thanks again.

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    Not sure how this would work with the sevenD but it worked well for the 1.1 I made my quilts with. Anyways.... I used masking tape or painters tape to tape the two together then sew. Worked really well! Hope that helps some!

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    sounds like a good idea. while waiting on the order, i'll try a bit more experimenting with the sewing machine... at the vey least i hope to have the thread tension adjusted right. this'll give me an oppertunity to try the masking tape trick..thanks for the heads up

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    sewing through tape is not recommended due to the presence of the adhsives. It is very eqasy to foul the needle and by carry over to foul the innards. I do not recommend it.
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    If the mesh only stretches one way, is that the same as stretching only on the bias (i.e. - two ways, at right angles to each other but at 45 to the weave)?

    Also, is it a good idea to align the mesh for ease of sewing or for proper function as a baffle, if different?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    I have been using 3m double stick tape which works well in many cases and I use super tacky glue from the fabric store for lots of my projects and it works awesome.
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    I try to keep both sides of the fabric taught while feeding. Instead of letting the fabric feed itself
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