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KEEPING IT
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MAKE THE WRONG NEEDLE OR THREAD CHOICE AND EVEN
THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED MARINE FABRICATION
PROJECT COULD FALL APART, MAKING THESE ITEMS
FUNDAMENTAL TO A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME.
by Pamela Mills-Senn
N
eedles and threads are essential
for keeping marine
fabrication projects looking
and performing their
best, but their role is often
taken for granted-until something goes
sideways that is. When a thread or needle
is wrong for the job or is of poor quality,
the consequences can be aggravating-
or even worse.
The correct choice matters
Choose the incorrect needle size and
you might incur sewing machine errors
such as jamming, skipped stitches and
poor stitch quality, says Josh Goodyear,
co-owner/lead fabricator for Top Stitch
Marine Canvas, a Middle River, Md.,
full-service custom canvas shop that
provides canvas, upholstery and fl ooring.
Select the wrong thread, he adds, and
you might be facing premature stitch
failure and seam breakage.
But that's not all. In addition to breakage
and skipped stitches, a poor thread
choice can lead to fraying, color failure or
the color fading or migrating onto the vinyl,
all of which can lead to higher repair
costs, damaged reputation and loss of
business for fabricators, says Ron Becka,
product marketing manager for Quality
Thread & Notions (QTN) Co., a Solon,
Ohio, thread provider.
Sewing machines add a new wrinkle
when it comes to thread and needle
selection, Becka continues.
" High-speed sewing machines and
automatic multidirectional sewing
machines used in more elaborate designs
put more stress on threads, " he explains.
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