Sewing Skills And Knowledge Quiz

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Sewing Skills and Knowledge quiz used in 8th Grade Exploratory FACS.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Contains seam allowance markings for accurate sewing.

    • A.

      Throat Plate

    • B.

      Feed Dogs

    • C.

      Bobbin Casing

    Correct Answer
    A. Throat Plate
    Explanation
    The throat plate is the correct answer because it is the part of a sewing machine that contains seam allowance markings for accurate sewing. The throat plate is a metal plate located under the needle and presser foot, and it has various markings and guides that help the sewist maintain consistent seam allowances while sewing. These markings can be in the form of lines, notches, or numbers, and they help ensure that the stitches are straight and evenly spaced. The throat plate is an essential component for achieving precise and professional-looking sewing results.

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  • 2. 

    Allows for backwards stitching to secure a seam.

    • A.

      Feed Dogs

    • B.

      Spool Pin

    • C.

      Reverse

    Correct Answer
    C. Reverse
    Explanation
    The reverse function on a sewing machine allows for backwards stitching, which is useful for securing a seam. By stitching in reverse, the thread is reinforced and the seam is less likely to come undone. This function is particularly important when sewing fabrics that may unravel easily or when creating strong, durable seams.

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  • 3. 

    Feeds thread from the spool to the needle

    • A.

      Stitch Width Control

    • B.

      Thread Take-Up Lever

    • C.

      Tension Control

    Correct Answer
    B. Thread Take-Up Lever
    Explanation
    The thread take-up lever is responsible for feeding the thread from the spool to the needle. It is a mechanism that moves up and down with each stitch, pulling the thread through the fabric. This allows for the continuous flow of thread, ensuring smooth and even stitches. The thread take-up lever plays a crucial role in the sewing process, as it helps to maintain proper tension and prevent thread breakage.

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  • 4. 

    Manual control of the needle movement

    • A.

      Reverse

    • B.

      Hand Wheel

    • C.

      Thread Take-Up Lever

    Correct Answer
    B. Hand Wheel
    Explanation
    The hand wheel is used for manual control of the needle movement in a sewing machine. By turning the hand wheel, the user can manually raise and lower the needle, allowing for precise control over the stitching process. This is especially useful when starting or ending a seam, as well as when sewing intricate designs or patterns. The hand wheel is an essential component of a sewing machine, providing the user with the ability to manually control the needle's movement.

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  • 5. 

    Adjusts the tightness and looseness of the upper thread

    • A.

      Stitch Width Control

    • B.

      Stitch Length Control

    • C.

      Tension Control

    Correct Answer
    C. Tension Control
    Explanation
    Tension control is responsible for adjusting the tightness and looseness of the upper thread. By adjusting the tension control, the user can ensure that the upper thread is neither too tight nor too loose, resulting in balanced and even stitches. This control is crucial in achieving the desired stitch quality and preventing thread breakage or puckering of the fabric.

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  • 6. 

    Holds the fabric firmly in place against the feed dogs

    • A.

      Foot Control

    • B.

      Presser Foot

    • C.

      Throat Plate

    Correct Answer
    B. Presser Foot
    Explanation
    The presser foot is the correct answer because it is the part of the sewing machine that holds the fabric firmly in place against the feed dogs. The feed dogs move the fabric forward while the presser foot keeps it stable and prevents it from slipping or bunching up. This ensures that the fabric is fed evenly through the machine and helps to create smooth and accurate stitches.

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  • 7. 

    Has a tooth-like surface that moves the fabric during stitching.

    • A.

      Throat Plate

    • B.

      Throat Dogs

    • C.

      Feed Dogs

    Correct Answer
    C. Feed Dogs
    Explanation
    Feed dogs are a set of tooth-like metal bars located beneath the throat plate of a sewing machine. They move up and down, gripping the fabric and moving it forward as the machine stitches. This allows for smooth and even feeding of the fabric through the machine, preventing it from bunching or stretching. The feed dogs play a crucial role in the stitching process by ensuring that the fabric is consistently moved and guided under the needle, resulting in neat and accurate stitches.

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  • 8. 

    Adjust the width of stitches when using the zigzag

    • A.

      Stitch Length Control

    • B.

      Stitch Pattern Control

    • C.

      Stitch Width Control

    Correct Answer
    C. Stitch Width Control
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stitch Width Control. When using the zigzag stitch, adjusting the width of the stitches is important. The stitch width control allows you to determine how wide or narrow the zigzag stitches will be. By adjusting this control, you can create different effects and achieve the desired look for your sewing project.

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  • 9. 

    Hold the upper thread in place during sewing

    • A.

      Spool Pin

    • B.

      Thread Take-up Lever

    • C.

      Thread Guides

    Correct Answer
    C. Thread Guides
    Explanation
    Thread guides are used to hold the upper thread in place during sewing. They are small metal or plastic loops or channels that help guide the thread from the spool pin to the needle. By keeping the thread in place, the thread guides ensure that it is properly tensioned and does not get tangled or snagged during the sewing process. This allows for smooth and even stitching.

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  • 10. 

    Small, flat spool that hold the bottom thread

    • A.

      Spool Pin

    • B.

      Bobbin

    • C.

      Bobbin Winding Spindle

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobbin
    Explanation
    The small, flat spool that holds the bottom thread in a sewing machine is called a bobbin. The bobbin is an essential part of the sewing machine as it holds the thread that forms the stitches on the underside of the fabric. It is placed on the bobbin winding spindle and is used in conjunction with the spool pin to ensure smooth and even stitching.

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  • 11. 

    Holds the thread spool while sewing

    • A.

      Spool Pin

    • B.

      Bobbin

    • C.

      Bobbin Winding Spindle

    Correct Answer
    A. Spool Pin
    Explanation
    The spool pin is a small rod-like device on a sewing machine that holds the thread spool in place while sewing. It is located at the top of the machine and allows the thread to unwind smoothly as it is fed through the machine during the sewing process. Without the spool pin, the thread would tangle and become difficult to work with, making it essential for proper sewing machine operation.

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  • 12. 

    Holds the bobbin during sewing - some are removable

    • A.

      Spool Pin

    • B.

      Bobbin Winding Spindle

    • C.

      Bobbin Casing

    Correct Answer
    C. Bobbin Casing
    Explanation
    The bobbin casing is the correct answer because it is the part that holds the bobbin during sewing. Some bobbin casings are removable, allowing for easy access to the bobbin. The spool pin is not the correct answer as it holds the thread spool, not the bobbin. The bobbin winding spindle is also not the correct answer as it is used to wind the thread onto the bobbin, not to hold the bobbin during sewing.

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  • 13. 

    T/F - The pins should be removed immediately from pattern pieces after cutting the fabric

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because pins should not be removed immediately from pattern pieces after cutting the fabric. Pins are used to hold the fabric and pattern pieces together during the cutting process to ensure accuracy. Removing the pins before the fabric is sewn together can cause the fabric to shift and result in an uneven or misaligned final product. It is recommended to remove the pins gradually as the fabric is being sewn, ensuring that the pieces stay in place until they are securely stitched together.

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  • 14. 

    T/F - The lines on the throat plate of the sewing machine can help keep seams straight while you are sewing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The lines on the throat plate of a sewing machine can help keep seams straight while sewing. The throat plate is the metal plate beneath the needle that has various markings and lines. These lines can be used as guides to ensure that the fabric is aligned properly and the stitches are straight. By following the lines on the throat plate, the sewer can maintain straight seams and achieve accurate stitching. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    T/F - You will need to guide the fabric with your hands while you are stitching with a sewing machine

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When using a sewing machine, it is necessary to guide the fabric with your hands. This is because the machine's feed dogs, which are located under the presser foot, only move the fabric forward and backward. To ensure accurate stitching and prevent the fabric from bunching or veering off course, the hands should be used to guide the fabric along the desired stitching line.

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  • 16. 

    T/F - Backstitching is used to prevent the stretching of fabric during handling

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Backstitching is a sewing technique where you sew backward and forward over the same stitch line to secure the thread. It is not used to prevent the stretching of fabric during handling. Instead, techniques like staystitching or using stabilizers are used to prevent stretching of fabric. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 17. 

    T/F - A color of tracing paper or chalk that blends in the with color of the fabric is a good choice

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A color of tracing paper or chalk that blends in with the color of the fabric is not a good choice. This is because if the tracing paper or chalk color matches the fabric color, it will be difficult to see the markings made on the fabric. It is important to use a contrasting color for tracing paper or chalk to ensure that the markings are visible and accurate during the sewing or crafting process.

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  • 18. 

    T/F - Cutting the edges of fabric evenly makes it easier to sew straight seams

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cutting the edges of fabric evenly makes it easier to sew straight seams because when the edges are cut straight, they align properly and create a smooth and even surface for stitching. This helps in maintaining consistent seam allowances and prevents the fabric from bunching or puckering. Additionally, straight edges make it easier to match and align pattern pieces accurately, resulting in precise and professional-looking seams.

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  • 19. 

    The ____________________ provides step-by-step instructions for using a pattern

    Correct Answer
    Guide Sheet, Directions, Instructions
    Explanation
    The answer is Guide Sheet, Directions, Instructions because all three options refer to a set of step-by-step instructions that provide guidance on how to use a pattern. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe a document or resource that helps individuals understand and follow a specific pattern effectively.

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  • 20. 

    If the selected pattern does not fit you body, ____________ will need to be made to the pattern before it is pinned to the fabric.

    Correct Answer
    Adjustments, Alterations, Changes
    Explanation
    If the selected pattern does not fit your body, adjustments, alterations, or changes will need to be made to the pattern before it is pinned to the fabric. This means that any necessary modifications or modifications to the pattern must be done in order to ensure a proper fit when it is used to cut the fabric.

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  • 21. 

    A diagram showing how the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric is called a _______

    Correct Answer
    Layout
    Explanation
    A diagram showing how the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric is called a layout. This helps to ensure that the fabric is utilized efficiently and that all the necessary pieces can be cut out accurately. It provides a visual guide for arranging the pattern pieces in the correct orientation and position on the fabric before cutting.

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  • 22. 

    The amount of fullness added to a pattern for movement and comfort is called ______

    Correct Answer
    Ease
    Explanation
    Ease refers to the amount of additional space or fullness added to a pattern to allow for movement and comfort when wearing a garment. It is the difference between the body measurements and the garment measurements, ensuring that the garment is not too tight or restrictive. Adding ease helps to ensure that the wearer can move comfortably and that the garment drapes nicely on the body.

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  • 23. 

    Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    cutting line
    Explanation
    The cutting line refers to the line on a pattern that indicates where the fabric should be cut. It is the line that you follow when cutting out the fabric pieces for a sewing project.

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  • 24. 

    Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    stitching line
    Explanation
    The term "stitching line" refers to the line along which two pieces of fabric are sewn together. It indicates the path that the needle should follow when stitching the fabric pieces. This line is crucial for ensuring accurate and precise sewing, as it helps to maintain the correct shape and fit of the final product. The stitching line is typically marked on the fabric pattern pieces and serves as a guide for the seamstress or tailor during the construction process.

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  • 25. 

     Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    grain line
    Explanation
    The grain line refers to the direction of the threads in a fabric. It is an important marker that indicates the proper alignment of pattern pieces with the fabric. By following the grain line, the fabric's natural drape and stretch can be preserved, ensuring that the garment hangs and fits correctly.

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  • 26. 

    Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    dots
    Explanation
    Dots are typically used as placement markers on a pattern. They indicate where other pattern pieces or elements should be aligned or connected. Dots are often used to match up seams or to indicate where to fold fabric. They are important in ensuring accurate construction and alignment of the pattern pieces.

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  • 27. 

    Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    notches
    Explanation
    Notches are small marks or cuts made on a pattern piece to indicate important points or matching points on the fabric. They are used to align different pattern pieces during the sewing process, ensuring that they are sewn together accurately. Notches are typically small triangles or diamond shapes and are placed on the edges of pattern pieces. They help in matching seams, pockets, darts, or other design elements when sewing the garment.

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  • 28. 

    Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    place on fold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "place on fold." This term refers to a marking on a pattern piece that indicates where the fabric should be folded before cutting. When placing the pattern piece on the fabric, the designated edge is aligned with the fold line to ensure symmetry in the final garment. This technique is commonly used when cutting out pattern pieces that need to be cut on a single layer of fabric or when creating symmetrical pieces.

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  • 29. 

    Identify the following (Choose from the following choices - cutting line, dart, dots, grain line, notches, place on fold, stitching line)

    Correct Answer
    dart
    Explanation
    A dart is a triangular or diamond-shaped fold in fabric that is sewn to create shape and contour in a garment. Darts are commonly used in areas such as the bust, waist, or hips to provide a better fit and shaping. They are created by folding the fabric and stitching along the folded edge. Darts can be seen as lines on a pattern and are marked with notches or dots to indicate where they should be sewn.

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  • 30. 

    Which sewing technique is described as followsPlace fabric with right sides together, line up the raw edges and pin together.  Line up the fabric to the desired seam allowance and stitch.

    • A.

      Hem

    • B.

      Seam

    • C.

      Backstitch

    Correct Answer
    B. Seam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Seam." A seam is a sewing technique where fabric with right sides together is lined up, raw edges are pinned together, and then stitched along the desired seam allowance. This technique is commonly used to join two pieces of fabric together, creating a secure and neat seam. A hem, on the other hand, refers to folding and sewing the edge of a fabric to prevent fraying or to create a finished look. Backstitch is a type of stitch used to secure the beginning and end of a seam.

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  • 31. 

    Which sewing technique is described as followsMeasure fabric edge to desired length, fold and pin in place. Repeat.  Stitch the folded fabric close to the open edge.

    • A.

      Hem

    • B.

      Seam

    • C.

      Backstitch

    Correct Answer
    B. Seam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is seam. The given description matches the process of creating a seam in sewing. The fabric is measured, folded, and pinned in place, and then stitched close to the open edge to secure the fold. This technique is commonly used to join two pieces of fabric together.

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  • 32. 

    Which sewing technique is described as followsBegin by stitching forward about 1/2 inch (a count of five), then retrace the stitching back to the beginning.  Repeat at the end of the stitching line.

    • A.

      Hem

    • B.

      Seam

    • C.

      Backstitch

    Correct Answer
    C. Backstitch
    Explanation
    The sewing technique described in the question is the backstitch. This technique involves stitching forward for a short distance, then retracing the stitching back to the starting point. This creates a strong and secure seam or hem, as the stitches overlap each other. The backstitch is commonly used in sewing to reinforce seams or to create decorative hand stitching.

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