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Thread: Decorative stitches with straight line quilting..do you?

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    If you use decorative stitches with a walking foot or built in walking foot, can you share what you use? And pics if you have them? I have a Janome with accu-feed so I guess I can only use ones that go forward only and not backward.

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    with straight line stitching, (cross hatch?)you can use any decorative stitch you want. i have the janome with accufeed, and i have used lots of stitches, when i don't do the
    free motion thing. it is jut something different to do.
    the last one i did, that was a quilt as you go, i used the squiggly line stitch to join the folded over, into itself,sashing.(clear as mud?!)

    what machine do you have?

    and no, you can't go backward on a dec stitch, it would look icky! lol

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    My favorite stitch on my Viking Rose goes 3-4 stitches forward; nip to the left; 3-4 stitches forward; nip to the right, etc. I use invisible thread & it looke likne hand stitching when doing applique.

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    I have the 6600. I don't meant backstitching with a deco stitch but I was told on the Janome email group (I think that's where) that the accufeed doesn't work well with stitches that go back. Like if a stitch goes forward to do part and then back and then forward again like so many of them do. So you've done all of those types of stitches with the accu feed food with no problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I have the 6600. I don't meant backstitching with a deco stitch but I was told on the Janome email group (I think that's where) that the accufeed doesn't work well with stitches that go back. Like if a stitch goes forward to do part and then back and then forward again like so many of them do. So you've done all of those types of stitches with the accu feed food with no problems?
    i have the 6600 too..and i belong to that group. i dont post much, but i am reading. i have learned so much from them,on my machine!
    i have used a few of them with the accufeed. but now that i am thinking about it, i couldn't tell you for sure,which foot i had on for which stitches! lol
    i will give a few a whirl tomorrow! i just sewed on two bindings,baby quilts for a shower i went to, this morning with the SITD accufeed foot..i love it!

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    I would make a sandwich of scraps of your fabrics and just try a couple of stitches out. It may work out ok with that foot.

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    I say darn what the yahoo group said about the back stitches and do a test run like tinks mom has said. it couldn't hurt and give you a good idea if you do what happens for sure. i have a base line simple janome and use the decorative stitches all the time for quilting. I do use the reverse button also. as long as I am careful it looks okay. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I would make a sandwich of scraps of your fabrics and just try a couple of stitches out. It may work out ok with that foot.
    This is a fabulous idea - I made a little 'stitch sampler' on my Janome 6260 that I still use! Somehow the little graphic on the machine never looks like the actual stitch on fabric.

    I took about an 8" strip, batting & back, stitched a sample of every decorative stitch on the machine.

    It would also be a good thing to do the same in different stitch widths, regular and variegated thread, whatever variations you use in your projects!

    I often use the decorative stitches in my quilt projects, really quite like the way it looks. Don't even have to stitch down a seam line - sometimes it works out better other places too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I would make a sandwich of scraps of your fabrics and just try a couple of stitches out. It may work out ok with that foot.
    This is a fabulous idea - I made a little 'stitch sampler' on my Janome 6260 that I still use! Somehow the little graphic on the machine never looks like the actual stitch on fabric.

    I took about an 8" strip, batting & back, stitched a sample of every decorative stitch on the machine.

    It would also be a good thing to do the same in different stitch widths, regular and variegated thread, whatever variations you use in your projects!

    I often use the decorative stitches in my quilt projects, really quite like the way it looks. Don't even have to stitch down a seam line - sometimes it works out better other places too.

    i did the exact same thing! i have a potato chip clip on it, and it hangs behind my chair..! i always look at it!
    course this place is alot of helps too! i needed to get a better satin stitch for applique, and someone jumped right in with the correct settings!

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    I like a more open design for this. The more complicated ones can get lost/distorted sometimes in the seam lines.
    I would make a practice sandwich that has a few blocks pieced on it. Try the stitches out there so you get a true idea of what they will look like :D:D:D

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