As needle moves up and down, substrate may also move up and down against the machine bed (resembling a waving flag), causing birdnesting and poor design registration; typically due to poor presser-foot adjustment or improperly stabilized fabric.
Up and down motion of goods under action of the needle, so named because of its resemblance to a waving flag. Often caused by improper framing of goods. Flagging may result in poor registration, unsatisfactory stitch formation and birdnesting.
Refers to a sewing problem caused by the fabric moving up with the needle as the needle rises from the bottom of its travel causing poor loop formation and leading to skipped stitches or thread breakage. (See Technical Bulletin, Minimizing Thread Breakage and Skipped Stitches.)
Usually refers to the ‘lifting’ of a pressure sensitive label from the surface to which it has been applied. This condition most often occurs when the label has been applied around a curved (tight) surface or where the adhesive has been nullified by mishandling.
Traditionally, the wearing of a hanky (or two) in the back pocket of your Levis, the colour of which indicates your particular kink. Left for top, right for bottom. For the activity-based erotic shopper, flirtation is thus made simple.
This is the process of establishing grids in a field. A person drives over the field and puts a flag at the location where the sample is to be taken. As GPS becomes more available, the need to make a separate trip over the field to mark spots may be reduced.