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When sewing quilts, garments, or crafts, the success of your project depends on the seams. Here are five excellent seam tips from BERNINA Sewing Expert Debbie Cacciamani.

Creating beautiful seams can be a challenge if your sewing machine is not set up correctly. Follow these simple steps to set up your sewing machine. Remember when starting a new sewing project make sure that the thread and needle are the right type to go with the fabric.

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1) ?Test sew. Look at the seam. Does it pucker or stretch or ripple??Make any adjustments needed in the upper thread tensionvintage linens, the stitch width, or stitch length.

2) Use the right stitch plate for the job. This wonderful accessory supports the fabric around the needle and helps create a perfect straight stitch. Use a zig zag stitch plate (pictured on the left) for zig zag or decorative stitching, and the straight stitch plate (pictured on the right) for precise straight stitching.

3) Consider Presser Foot Pressure. This very important sewing machine feature controls how much pressure is pushing down on the fabric under the presser foot.

4) Consider a sewing machine with built in Dual Feed. This feature assists in moving the top and bottom fabrics evenly, with no slipping. On a BERNINA 8 Series machine, this Dual Feed action is adjustable! You can change how fast or slow the Dual Feed Foot pulls the top fabric. It is a great way to fine tune the stitching to create a really perfect seam with ease.

5) Never push or pull the fabric as you sew, just use “Finger Tip Sewing.”;?Do not rest your?hands on top of the fabric, as you may apply too much pressure and change the stitching speed; the feed dogs will pull the fabric at the correct speed for the chosen stitch length and width. The best way to sew is to simply hold the fabric lightly with your fingertips while guiding it to the left and right. This will eliminate stretched out or stacked stitches. If available, presser foot pressure and dual feed adjustments can be used to fine tune the stitching process.

6) Always start and stop sewing IN the fabric, not in the air. Begin sewing 1/8″ to 1/4″ from the raw edge, press the reverse to sew back to the edge of the fabric, then release it and sew forward again. At the end of the seam, stop IN the fabric to backstitch or lock the stitch.

Try using these tips to help you sew better seams on any project from stitching patchwork to garment sewing.

Fall seems to be the busiest time of year – beautiful weather, back-to-school and an abundance of fall fun. I laughed at a Facebook post I recently saw where someone shared how they wanted to decorate for fall {an elaborate front porch} and how they decorated for fall {a mere pumpkin}. I’m sure many of you can relate. I love?decorating for the seasons, but?finding the time can be a challenge. Today I’m sharing 10-minute creative fall decorating ideas that require very little effort if you should be feeling like that lone pumpkin.

Small is beautiful, simple and practical! But, if you want an area in your home or complete space to look bigger and spacious, then can décor come to your aid. It is not always the furniture or altering walls that can help you achieve it. Simple, décor hacks can also help to make a room appear bigger. Below are some ideas to make a small room look bigger, without moving the walls.

Now, here’s a trick from my husband! ?This is how we hang large wooden signs on the wall. ?First insert two screws into the back of the board – centered and equally spaced as you would if you were hanging a picture.