Physical description. Hedgehogs are easily recognized by their spines, which are hollow hairs made stiff with keratin. Their spines are not poisonous or barbed and, unlike the quills…

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Spun yarn is made by twisting staple fibres together to make a cohesive thread, or “single.” Twisting fibres into yarn in the process called spinning can be dated…

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It is rare for the stitches to come undone. But if there is an infection or pressure on the stitches from bleeding underneath can cause the stitches to…

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What is a gathering in sewing? Gathering. Used to manage fullness in a stitched project, gathering is a basic sewing technique that shortens the length of a piece…

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What is the best stitch for hemming? Twin needle hems are especially effective on knit fabrics as it will flex with the fabric. 1. Use a serger or…

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Is a long arm quilting machine worth it? There’s a learning curve with a longarm, and unless you already have quilting skills and the time set aside to…

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To preserve the job, particularly if you expect the object to get wet, it’s wise to seal it using either varnish or polyurethane. Before you do so, gently…

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Borders should be in proportion to the size of the finished quilt. As a general rule of thumb, a small wall hanging should have a border of less…

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Does a chin cut need stitches? A chin laceration is first treated with pressure to stop any bleeding. The area is then cleaned with soap and warm water….

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Since you can’t backstitch on a serger, it’s important to finish each stitch to prevent the threads from unraveling. Instead of leaving them long or simply cutting them…

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