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Question #1150 posted on 10/27/2003 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

When one gets a shirt with embroidery on it, frequently there is this felt piece on the opposite side of the shirt that the embroidery is sewn through. What is the purpose of that felt?

- needle nose

A: Dear needle nose:

To keep the thread from ripping through the fabric as the machine embroiders the pattern.

-- The Keeper of the Golden Thread