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Thread: machine quilting with decorative stitches

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    I make a lot of quilts for the Childrens Home and use decorative stitches in the varigated thread on all the seams because kids will be kids and the quilts will get lots of use on the bed and on the floor. Sometimes I use more than 1 color and sometimes I use different stitches for each block. I'll make 2-4 quilts using the same blocks but with different stitches and color, all the quilts will be individual and the kids can tell theirs from the other kids; slso sew a patch in the corner so that the director can put the childrens name on it.

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    Try leaving the needle down, switch to straight stitch, shorten stitch as short as possible and stitch in place. That should lock the stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasmitty1
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramof6
    Kasmitty your stitching looks fabulous! Don't you just love Superior thread? Thanks to you, now I will go raid DH's LA thread. LOL

    I do have a stupid question: When using decorative stitching on your machines, how do you lock the stitches in at the end? I have a Bernina but have never used any of these decorative stitches. If I can learn how to lock in the stitches, that will sure change thanks to this topic!
    Not a stupid question. I'd like to know that, too. I back-stitched once, then trimmed close. I know there's a better way. But I was just playing around. I'd love to know the right way.
    Try leaving the needle down, switch to straight stitch, shorten stitch as short as possible and stitch in place. That should lock the stitches.

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    I havent but in the future I plan to. Penny

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