The blank fabric helps the fabric stay tight and less likely to warp
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Center the pattern, and make sure the fabric is tightly held by the hoop
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There are 2 ends to the thread. Pull from the end with the number and it won't tangle!
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The thread has 6 different skeins. For this pattern you'll need 3.
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Hold the needle eye really close to your finger!
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