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Thread: how to "stitch in place?"

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    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
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    I was just reading on the forum about how to end your stitching when machine quilting. I want to try machine quilting, have always been a hand quilter, the advice was to "stitch in place." How do you do that? Drop the feed dogs or what?

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    I just kinda hold unto the fabric in the back of the needle to prevent it from going forward. Just for a couple of stitches. It locks the end of your stitching line just like a knot. Practice on a scrap, it isn't hard! :D

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    My Bernina has a button that makes the machine take a few stitches without moving.

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    Set stitch length to 0 (zero) and take a couple of stitches.

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    My machine is a Pfaff it has what is called a tie off stitch, but I usually just hold the fabric too and that seems quicker than waiting for the machine to do its thing.

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    thanks for all the info

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    Thanks so much. One less thing to be confused about!

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