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Thread: Do you stay stitch?

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    Okay I do most of my pieceing by hand. But, I was wondering if you guys who piece on machines, stay stitch?

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    Only when I'm done piecing and only if I have a pieced outside border, like a piano key. I stay stitch the perimeter.

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    I stay stitch the outside border before sandwiching the quilt. I also sew the layers together around the outside of the quilt before quilting.

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    only on a case by case basis - if i feel the edges will shift i stay stitch otherwise i don't bother with an extra step

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    I did once when I knew it was going to get washed before I could sandwich it. Other than that, no.

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    If the seam will be crossed by another seam, no, I don't take the time. But, open edges I will just to keep seams from pulling apart while handling for sandwiching and quilting, unless I'm using a solid border. Then I also just leave that.

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    no......

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    Haven't needed to so far.

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    rarely

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    I would only stay stitch if I had bias edges for some reason. I have a vintage quilt top now that has bias edges. I will stay stitch before I do anything with it.

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