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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    double sew your seams when making your blocks? I know it would be alot of extra work but was wondering if any of you do it to reinforce seams. Would they really stay together longer by doing this?

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    I don't, and have never had any problems.

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    Yes I do sometimes. I don't do every one but I do straighten seams by going over them again when I think the seam is crooked or I have dipped in a place or two.
    It is stronger and can be worth doing but I don't generally do it for that reason. I do on somethings that will get a lot of wear and tear tho.
    I think it is a good prevention technique if you know the item will get dragged around alot. I don't do big quits tho

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    I don't do this, as the machine quilting is close enough together to prevent them from separating. If I were to tie a quilt, I might consider doble sewing.

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    I don't , I think once is enough.

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    when i work with non-traditional quilt fabric i will use the triple stitch on my sewing machine.

    i prefer to use the triple stitch program because i just have to make one pass with the fabric instead of doing a single stitch and then having to run the fabric piece thru again.

    i find that it is a much stronger stitch that prevents distortion and stretch

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    klue, what machine do you have? I never thought of doing seams twice.

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    i have a singer ce200

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    I might back stitch at the beginning and end of the seams in quilts that I know will get very rough use, but not the whole seam.

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    If I sew a 'scant' then, yes! I sometimes do for that extra hold:)So far, no threads have snapped over that:)Yet...:)Skeat

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