Add EL Wire

Now it’s time to attach the EL wire. Bend your strand at a 90 degree angle and hide the connector between the layers of fabric. Using a zigzag stitch, stitch over the EL wire, catching the fabric on one side. We're using clear quilting thread on the top, and plain thread in the bobbin.

When you get to a corner, you can again use the needle as a pivot to help bend the EL wire. Be careful not to pierce the wire with the needle, or you could break the tiny corona wires inside.

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