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Longarming Series #9
Avoid "Loose Cannons!"

The following topic is geared towards avoiding extra charges and obtaining the best outcome for your quilting treasurers.

My dad instilled into my brain to avoid being a loose cannon. I had visions of square-rigger sailing ships in stormy seas with the cannons rolling around on deck causing major damage to the ship. Perhaps, since cannons do have wheels, it has to do with the cannon not being properly aimed.

What does this have to do with quilting, you might ask. Loose threads can ruin the look of a quilt. We try to mitigate the effect by using strapping tape to remove loose threads and hairs, both human and animal. However, one can not safely remove loose threads using the tape method that originate from unraveling seams and edges.

Look over, and under, your quilt top to remove extraneous threads, hairs, fur, etc. If you have fabric that is prone to unraveling, then remember to press it to the dark side. No one wants to see a navy blue thread showing off behind a thin white-on-white background. Now, that is a loose cannon!
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