Off the Hook
When sewing the hook portion of hook-and-loop tape in place, I cover it with transparent water-soluble stabilizer. After sewing, I pull off the stabilizer and wash away any remaining bits. This reduces the possibility that my needles will be dulled and broken by the hooks.
—Arlene A. Bowen
Brevard, North Carolina
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