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Thread: Stitch in the ditch

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    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
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    What is the stitch in the ditch? Is this what it is...
    Once you "birth" a quilt, if thats how your doing it and you make sure that all the corners are okay, is it where you stitch with your machine as close to the edges all around the quilt?

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    it is when you quilt in the seam of a block

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    It's an easy way to do straight lines. :D

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    Just stitching in or JUST next to a seam line around your patches and blocks. It makes the actual blocks/patches puff out and is a great way to get use to machine quilting (or it can be hand-quilted)

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    when you press seams to one side (not open) the side of the seam that is one layer of fabric on the top, batting and back is "in the ditch". Makes an almost invisible stitch as it is close to the actual stitching of the seam and gives stability. Used when needing quilting but doesn't really call for decorative designs yet needs quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    Used when needing quilting but doesn't really call for decorative designs yet needs quilting
    Or...even if it "calls for" fancy decorative designs, is used when the quilter doesn't know how to do FMQ...yet. :mrgreen:

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    You do this after you have put on the back and the batting, then when you stitch in the ditch, it shows on the back and the front.

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    Best done with invisable thread (fish line kind). Use regular thread in the bobbin. Is almost all I do.

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    Wow, guess I hadn't any idea.Thanks everyone for letting me know. Now I have something to play with. Hehe and they say you can't teach an old dog ( I mean lady) new tricks. LOL.

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    Wow, guess I hadn't any idea.Thanks everyone for letting me know. Now I have something to play with. Hehe and they say you can't teach an old dog ( I mean lady) new tricks. LOL.

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