Sewing & fabric. choosing a sewing machine. it’s good to know how to use a needle and thread to hand-stitch something, but if you’re interested in taking up. Baby hem hem that is turned up a very small amount, about 1/8". sometimes a stitch line is made just a hair from the edge of the raw edge and turned up twice using. Barb december 4th, 2013. i have used glue sticks for years in my hand quilting. i use a dot of glue to center an applique piece on the fabric and small dots of glue.