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Thread: Is Stay Stitching Triangles Really Necessary???

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    Do you stay stitch your triangle pieces??? I purchased a pattern (by Jan Douglas) where the instructions call for stay-stitching all the triangle pieces. The only time I've used stay-stitching was for curves in clothing construction. Just wondering if this is as unusual to others as it seems to me.

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    I've never done it.

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    I have never stay stitched any thing for quilting. I just try to be careful when piecing the bias edges.

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    That is very unusual. I have never stay-stitched triangles. If they need to be absolutely accurate, I heavily spray starch the fabric before cutting. Starch stabilizes fabric so it doesn't distort during handling.

    I would think stay-stitching would actually distort triangles if you are stay-stitching on the bias edge!

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    I never have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I would think stay-stitching would actually distort triangles if you are stay-stitching on the bias edge!
    I think so too cause you'd actually be stitching along that edge twice. Twice the stitching, twice the opportunity for stretching. I've become a big fan of starch for triangles.

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    Nope. I'd starch them instead though.

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    Never heard of it before.

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    No I don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    That is very unusual. I have never stay-stitched triangles. If they need to be absolutely accurate, I heavily spray starch the fabric before cutting. Starch stabilizes fabric so it doesn't distort during handling.

    I would think stay-stitching would actually distort triangles if you are stay-stitching on the bias edge!
    Ditto!

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