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    Hi, I feel I should know the answer to this question by now but it just occured to me when doing stab stitching on Romans. Am I right in bringing just one stitch 'thru to the front??
    Kind regards

    Cat

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    Re: Stab Stitching.

    From back "Thru to the front and back again" catching a small amount of the face fabric! I once did them sooo smalll, I'd gone back through the same hole and hey presto, no stab stitch. One stitch is fine as long as your thread is strong enough.

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    • #3
      Re: Stab Stitching.

      Jules,
      What thread would you recommend - I need to get a supply of good threads.
      Ursula

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      • #4
        Re: Stab Stitching.

        Hi Ursula,

        If I have a 36's thread that will match, I use that. Otherwise I have a good selection of Gutterman Top Stitch threads, which are available from most sewing stores. You need so little, they seem to last a good long time.

        What does anyone else use?

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        • #5
          Re: Stab Stitching.

          Ursula - if you are looking for a thread supplier check Empress Mills - you can buy a colour shade card with actual thread wrapped on it, and they halve a wide range of thread types and grades in all the colours. Habadashery too.
          Louise


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          • #6
            Re: Stab Stitching.

            I would recommend Coats Nylbond thread. I used it to interlock interlining on a pair of dark coloured curtains recently and it was a joy to work with......really smooth and never went into knots. I don't think they have a huge selection of colours though!

            Co
            Kind regards
            Colina

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            • #7
              Re: Stab Stitching.

              Thanks girls for the helpful replies and the thread info. I think I only have one large cone of 36 thread in natural ( is the 36 a strong thread meant for hand sewing, with a sort of ' waxy ' feel to stop it tangling ?) It wouldn't work this time as wrong shade. I shall invest in some other colours. Louise - the sample shade card from Empress Mills sounds good, always hard to select shades online
              Kind regards

              Cat

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              • #8
                Re: Stab Stitching.

                Yes, thats 36 - I use it to sew the rings on romans....
                Louise


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                • #9
                  Re: Stab Stitching.

                  Thanks everyone for all the info.
                  Ursula

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                  • #10
                    Re: Stab Stitching.

                    What do you use for stab stitching please Louise?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Stab Stitching.

                      I use regular thread in the nearest colour match I can find (usually from my box of threads). I try and match colours to the point in the pattern where the stitch falls so this may vary across the width of the blind, making 3-4 'stitches' before tying off. I buy the cotton wrapped thread from Empress called 120s Polycore.
                      Louise


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