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Thread: ? about using decorative stitches in quilting

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    Super Member grma33's Avatar
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    ? about using decorative stitches in quilting

    do they start out locking stitches or do you still need to pull up your thread and put you machine to 0 before you start?
    Thanks Gale

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    You might try to make a sample first. When I used decorative stitches I pulled my thread
    and buried them afterwards. I'm afraid if I set it to "0" I might lose part of the pattern or
    something.

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    I have not done anything special with my threads-I try to overlap the stitching if I am going around the quilt, but if I'm going up and down or back and forth, I just hold the fabric firm so the machine can take a couple of stitches in one place and that seems to work great.
    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    I do pull up my threads so there is no nesting underneath.

    ali
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
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    My Viking will do decorative stitches on the quilts for maybe a yard, then the stitches start loosing the pattern. This is the second Viking I've had with the same results. I think it would probably do okay with a thin batting but not with the batting I use for Hospice quilts.

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