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Thread: Paper piecing?

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    Paper piecing?

    When you pp do you backstitch? I've done 3 of these now. I have backstitched on them as it is a habit when I sew.

    So.....do you backstitch?

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    No b/c the stitch line gets stitched over by another stitch line
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    No. I start before the seam line, end past and same as above post, seams are sewn over.

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    no because the stitches are much tighter than regular patchwork. I don't back stitch there either though.

    or do you mean english paper piecing? in handwork I always take a few tight stitches when finishing a thread.

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    I do because I find sometimes when I am tearing off the paper (and I'm not always the most gentle, since I also have my parrot helping me out) that the seams open. I have an automatic fix on my sewing machine, so it's not really a big deal for me.

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    no, i'm using a small tight stitch and always stitch out into the seam allowance.

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    i do not back stitch but tighten the stitch length a little
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    No backstitching at all.
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    I normally shorten my stitch length as well but even if I don't I'm assuming that I am ultimately over-stitching so I don't bother with backstitching either.

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    I seem to always backstitch. It is a habit from making garments and such.
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