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Thread: Heirloom Stitches

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    Senior Member renee765's Avatar
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    I've seen the term 'heirloom stitches' listed as one of the functions on several sewing machines I've been keeping my eye on. What are heirloom stitches?

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    I may be wrong, but I believe they're the fancy stitches that you can/could use for like a crazy quilt and embellishing clothes, home decor, etc.

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    My cheapie machine lists feather, rampart, leg and blind hem stitches as heirloom stitches.

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    Just had a chuckle to myself here as I imagined a little old lady stitching with many lamps and glasses stitching 50 stitches to the inch!!!! Oh how I have so much more to learn about quilting!!!!!!!!

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    Heirloom stitches is for making delicate clothing items, such as pintucks. smoclking and lace inserts. Check out Martha Pullens site.

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    I took a class on heirloom stitching, and Martha Pullen is the best current authority on it. I have her books and videos. Never did anything with most of it, but did enjoy smocking.

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    Thanks so much for your help, I think I get the idea now.

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    Wow, I learned something, thanks!

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    I learned something new today.

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    This dress for my granddaughter is the result of a local licensed teacher for Martha Pullen. It helps to have a machine with heirloom stitches, but it is not necessary.

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