take a stitch tip

When I'm sewing a long seam, such as adding binding to a quilt or piecing large backing rectangles together, I backstitch after every 1 foot of stitching. Then if a thread breaks or is torn, the whole project won't come apart.

—Karen Hallenbeck

Kingsford, Michigan

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