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    I'm trying to teach myself the embroidery stitch "twilling." I have watched youtube videos over and over and I think I have it. I just don't know how far apart the knots should be. Do I leave a tail between stitches or do I put the knots right up against each other? I can't tell by looking at videos and pictures if it is a matter of taste or if one way is better than the other.

    I figured someone on this board would know. I always learn so much from you guys. Sorry about the unclear picture.

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    The knots should be right next to each other so that it looks like one solid line.

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    Good question. I have tried this stitch and mine looked like yours. I will be watching this for any tips that you get.

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    I learned it as the Palestrina Stitch, close set knots with short bars, but different variations can be used to get different effects...pretty much stitcher's choice as long as the pattern is regular and consistent.

    Sharon b's is an excellent website for learning embroidery stitches of all kinds. http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/s...alestrina.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I learned it as the Palestrina Stitch, close set knots with short bars, but different variations can be used to get different effects...pretty much stitcher's choice as long as the pattern is regular and consistent.

    Sharon b's is an excellent website for learning embroidery stitches of all kinds. http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/s...alestrina.html
    Thanks so much for the info and site. I just wanted to make sure I learned it correctly. I think there are times the stitch looks good with long bars and sometimes looks better with short bars close together.

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    This explains the difference..This is what my twilling looks like


    http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/06...on-quilts.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    This explains the difference..This is what my twilling looks like


    http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/06...on-quilts.html
    Thanks. I watched this video, but the demo shows them spaced apart and I wasn't sure if that is how it should look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis
    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    This explains the difference..This is what my twilling looks like


    http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/06...on-quilts.html
    Thanks. I watched this video, but the demo shows them spaced apart and I wasn't sure if that is how it should look.
    Keep in mind that the size of the stitch in the video is zoomed in so that you can see. The size of the first stitch she is taking is the size of the knot so that when several are done in a row, the knots are right next to each other. That is what gives this stitch the wonderful raised line. If you want to see some in person, the Eudora Quilt Shop is doing lots of this. They have a class you can take, but they have samples all over the shop. I think it would help you to see the finished product in person.

    Just dont be temped by all the wonderful fabric in that shop. ( They have a big sale coming up soon too). No, I dont work there nor am I affiliated.. they just cater to what I like to do.. applique and embroidery.

    Let me know if you are going to go, Ill meet you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis
    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    This explains the difference..This is what my twilling looks like


    http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/06...on-quilts.html
    Thanks. I watched this video, but the demo shows them spaced apart and I wasn't sure if that is how it should look.
    Keep in mind that the size of the stitch in the video is zoomed in so that you can see. The size of the first stitch she is taking is the size of the knot so that when several are done in a row, the knots are right next to each other. That is what gives this stitch the wonderful raised line. If you want to see some in person, the Eudora Quilt Shop is doing lots of this. They have a class you can take, but they have samples all over the shop. I think it would help you to see the finished product in person.

    Just dont be temped by all the wonderful fabric in that shop. ( They have a big sale coming up soon too). No, I dont work there nor am I affiliated.. they just cater to what I like to do.. applique and embroidery.

    Let me know if you are going to go, Ill meet you there.
    Awesome idea to visit the quilt shop! I stopped at the Eudora Quilt Shop last summer on my way to The Barn Bed and Breakfast in Valley Falls, KS. I was surprised to see how close Eudora is to Overland Park, KS. The ladies in that shop were so nice. I decided I was going to stay away from there this summer when I go to our quilting retreat because I spent too much there before, but I may have to rethink and reroute my journey.

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