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Thread: Stitch in the ditch

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    Senior Member Earleen's Avatar
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    I am going to use this method and am wondering if you use the regular stitch setting or do you elongate the stitches.
    Looks more like hand quilting with longer stitches. :(

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    I've seen various stitch lengths.. Shorter, regular, and longer than usual.

    Practice on a scrap to see how your machine behaves.

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    I lenthen my stitches a bit, but that is my personal preference. It seems like the shorter the stitch, the more puckering you may have, especially after washing :D:D:D

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    Do a test patch on scrap (backing, batting and top)

    I used the default setting on my machine - never gave it a thought. I think it was 2.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    I used the default setting on my machine - never gave it a thought. I think it was 2.5.
    Me too!

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    Senior Member Earleen's Avatar
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    Thanks to all. have done samples just wanted to know what others do most :lol:

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    I lengthen my stitches a bit as well. Seems less scrunchy or puckery to me. Also flows a little easier through the machine when I come to busy seams.

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    I lengthen it to 3.0. That's what I find looks and feels the best.

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    I use longer stitches.

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