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Thread: Help with a stitch on Janome 6600P

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    Senior Member PghPat's Avatar
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    This is going to sound so dumb but I still don't know how to do most of the stitches that most machines are capable of. It is a simple stitch that I want to do.

    I want to top stitch seams together - it is on something that no one will really see - actually corn bags - but the seams have to be very strong. I actually tried a zig zag stitch but it didn't seem like it would hold very well. I don't want corn falling out all over the bed - LOL.

    The reason I don't want to sew it on the wrong side and turn it is because I want to make a good many different channels and fill them as I go - fill them and make another channel. Does that make sense? I'm enclosing a picture (not a very good one) to show you one I made and had a heck of a time having made it the way I explained - sewing and turning it - then filling it with corn and trying to make channels.

    Oh well, maybe someone will understand and come up with the stitch I should be using. Thanks!

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    If I understand this correctly, I would just turn the fabric ends inside and then use just a reg. stitch. I would adjust my stitch length to like 1.5 - 1.8 though to make it a very tight stitch.

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    I can't help you with your machine, but with a corn bag idea. I sew mine, turn it right side out, and then topstitch partial channels. Then I fill one end and shake them down until I have room to stitch the end shut.

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    There is a triple stitch that is very strong. Itgoes forward, backward and then forward again for each stitch.

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    The triple stitch on the machine is #5 that works great for this sort of thing

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    that is the stitch i would use also

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    Pat, it's not dumb at all cause we all get to learn something.
    I have to admit I never knew about this stitch.
    I'll have to try that tomorrow.

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    I too make corn bags. I love the way you do them. It is so much fun to learn from all of you. Your stitching ideas are great too. On my Pfaff there is a "quilting" stitch, which also goes back and forth. This may be similar. By the way, we sew ours and turn them and have never lost a kernal of corn. Funny though, I was heating up two of them (quite hot) to put in a cooler to keep a nail gun warm and I heard a couple of kernals pop. Why were we keeping the gun warm, you may ask? Because we were using it in -9 F degree weather and they say they only work to 29 degrees or so. The cooler and hot corn bags worked like a charm. Who knew???

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    The triple stitch on the machine is #5 that works great for this sort of thing
    Thanks, QuiltsToDo - that was exactly what I was looking for - it works great - good solid seams.

    Pat

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    Welcome glad I could help

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