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Thread: Blindstitch

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    So can anyone explain or better yet illustrate a Blindstitch for me? Iím getting ready to do prairie points and the back is finished with this stitch, so...

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    Are you sewing by hand or by machine?

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    The article I read said blindstitch, but didn't specify. The in the ditch on top will be by a machine.

    I'd like to learn to do it by hand.

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    Check your owner's manual for machine settings. In blindstitching, the bulk of the thread is caught on the unseen side, and just a dot shows on the surface. If you are wearing pants, chances are the hem was blindstitched.

    No special tricks, just practice on some scrap first and you should be fine.

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    Seems like blind stitching in quilting would be kind of like needle turn applique. I just alternate sewing right in the fold of the fabric with sewing through the backing. Tiny stitch through the back so there's only a dot of fabric and fairly small stitches in the folds. I did a search for blind stitch and it brought up a couple of suggestions. But I wasn't sure if any of them were what you meant.

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    When I use the blindstitch to sew down the back of my bindings, I do it by hand. I hide the knot first, then take a small stitch into the fabric of the quilt - and only go thru' one layer. When I come up, I slide my needle thru' the fold of the binding a short way (less than 1/4"), then come out & back thru' the quilt. "Lather, rinse, repeat" so to speak! lol :wink:

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    When I use the blindstitch to sew down the back of my bindings, I do it by hand. I hide the knot first, then take a small stitch into the fabric of the quilt - and only go thru' one layer. When I come up, I slide my needle thru' the fold of the binding a short way (less than 1/4"), then come out & back thru' the quilt. "Lather, rinse, repeat" so to speak! lol :wink:

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    Ditto this word for word. You already had the right idea Steve. I use that same stitch for needle turn and binding too.

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    So there isn't any difference between a slip stich and blind stitch? I'm confused.

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    'Zactly, Steve. You've already been doing it. You are even experienced!

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