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Thread: Stitch Length

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    I adjust the stitch length depending on the batting. I use a longer stitch to quilt something that has a thicker batting in it, shorter stitch for a thinner batting.

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    If you're using a walking foot and quilting in straight lines I would think the feed dogs should be up.

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    Glad this question was asked. I've just been using my default setting of 2.5, Even for SITD. So far, so good, but maybe I should do some experimenting.

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    The Viking has a walking foot you can buy to attach for quilting. In case you have puckers it may be worth the investment. A nice taut sandwich and a walking foot can make a big difference.

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    I like to use my stitch length at 3.0 when doing straight lines. I use the walking foot. I think it is a good length. When I free motions with the darning foot I try to do about the same length of stitch, in fact I just leave it at that length until I start to piecing again for I use that length to sew the binding on.

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    While on this subject I've always been curious as to how many stitches per inch is "3.0" or "2.5"? I piece at 2.5 but quilt at 3.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    While on this subject I've always been curious as to how many stitches per inch is "3.0" or "2.5"? I piece at 2.5 but quilt at 3.0.
    If I could see well enought to count them, I would tell you. :-)

    I think it is about 11-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    While on this subject I've always been curious as to how many stitches per inch is "3.0" or "2.5"? I piece at 2.5 but quilt at 3.0.
    If I could see well enought to count them, I would tell you. :-)

    I think it is about 11-12
    I know, Barb, I need new glasses too! I know what: I'll mark out an inch or even 2 on some fabric, set the stitch length at 3 and count the number of times the needle goes thru the fabric! BRB...OK, I stitched thru and index card with 1/4 lines. 2.5 = 9 1/2 SPI (Stitches Per Inch), 3.0 = 8 SPI & 2 = 12 SPI. There now we know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    I like to stitch on 5. Would that be a reason I am breaking needles or am I just hoping for a quick fix?
    I bought some needles that weren't Singer brand and I broke them right and left. Bought Singer brand and have had no more problems. They just didn't clear through the plate where the feed dogs are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    The Viking has a walking foot you can buy to attach for quilting. In case you have puckers it may be worth the investment. A nice taut sandwich and a walking foot can make a big difference.
    I know the Viking walking foot is about $100. I just went on eBay to see if I could find one less expensive and I found several for under $50 and they were the Viking brand.

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