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    thanks so much, now that makes sense and I will give this a try, I am so excited to finish a lap quilt and a full size quilt. Thanks again. Yes, the feed dogs are down.

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    with your feed dogs down, don't adjust your tension, the speed with which you move your fabric determines the length of your stitches - sew fast, move slow.

    also about stippling where the binding will be going: a longarm quilter told me to do this: after squaring up your quilt, go around the edges with a narrow but long zia zag stitch very close to the edge, then sew the binding over that. works great - makes the binding easier to attach, and assures that any stippling stitches that were cut won't ravel and also makes you feel better about it staying together better when laundered.

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    Just as a matter of interest.... when doing cornelli work on a cake (which is the same as stippling) we start and finish the stippling in the same place so it is like one continuous wriggly line.

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    I was reading these answers and saying yes...to all the methods. I can see the reasons behind them all. Then I saw what dojo had to say about the zigzag and thought, well, yes....that would work well too!

    Klue, from the videos on youtube that I've watched using the glue method for binding...it is just a water based Elmers, so it would be gone in the 1st washing I think. I really understand why you would worry about the threads coming undone.

    I guess I'll be doing a lot more thinking about this and maybe just not using a stipple pattern in the border would solve the problem though!

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    I love this forum! I always learn sew much! Thanks for another lesson! :lol:

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    Wow! You quilters are awesome!
    Thanks for all the new (to me) info. I learn something every time I visit.

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