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Thread: How Many Stitches

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    Junior Member goosepoint's Avatar
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    When you piece a top together, how many stitches per inch?
    When you machine quilt, how many stitches per inch?

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    It's all a personal preference. I piece between 10 and 12 spi. I'm still working up to the machine quilting:)

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    For piecing I use 1.8-2.2 stitch length setting. There's a formula to convert that to stitches per inch, which formula I forget. For machine quilting I've been using 2.5 setting. Some of my machines have a stitch made to resemble hand quilting at either 10 or 12 stitches per inch. Just be aware for piecing, that it's hard(er) to pick out the 1.8!

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    Thanks for asking. I have often wondered but never got around to asking.

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    Good information....I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    For piecing I use 1.8-2.2 stitch length setting. There's a formula to convert that to stitches per inch, which formula I forget. For machine quilting I've been using 2.5 setting. Some of my machines have a stitch made to resemble hand quilting at either 10 or 12 stitches per inch. Just be aware for piecing, that it's hard(er) to pick out the 1.8!
    This is the same spi that I use for piecing and machine quilting.

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    2.5 is the default on my Pfaff. It is fine unless it has be subcut after sewing the first seams, then I shorted it to around 2. I machine quilt usually at 12.

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