I've started to use the decorative stitches more. I used the little star design on a
Christmas wall-hanging. I've used the serpentine stitch a time or two.
The "stem" stitch for quilt as you go (#65 on the Janome 6600) - a good way to
ensure everything is holding together because it alternates between left and right.
The asterisk is good for holding the border when I had no idea how to quilt it.
It's like tacking without the tails. Have fun!