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Thread: Using 20% of your sewing machine 80% of the time...

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    I have heard that most people use only 20% of their sewing machine 80% of the time and got to thinking about it today. I have to say that I fall into that catagory myself. I was wondering if anyone has any photos of how they have used the other "80% of stitches" that are on their machines.

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    Great question!!

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    My Juki TL98QE machines are straight stitch only machines, so, I use 100% of my machines whenever I sew.

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    lol ya mostly straight stitch.

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    I have a very basic machine with just straight and various zig-zag stitches. I've used all of them at one point or another, but in quilting, specifically, I pretty much only use straight stitches (longer or shorter based on what I'm working on).

    I recently ordered a new machine with several decorative stitches. Once I get using that, I can almost guarantee that I'll be doing just that - using 20%, 80% of the time. LOL I'm looking forward to trying them all out though, and hope to use some of them when quilting.

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    More like 10% of it, 90% of the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    More like 10% of it, 90% of the time!
    Me, too!

    Maybe even 5%! lol

    I keep saying one day I will sit down with the feet and the book and learn a few things....

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    I use 1% of it about 99% of the time. I have narrowed my use to piecing only. I used to use it for more things when I sewed clothes for my kids.

    But I love my machine for that 1% - it's perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    More like 10% of it, 90% of the time!
    Me, too!

    Maybe even 5%! lol

    I keep saying one day I will sit down with the feet and the book and learn a few things....
    I do the same thing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    My Juki TL98QE machines are straight stitch only machines, so, I use 100% of my machines whenever I sew.
    Me too! Love that machine! the needle up and down is very high on my list of features...

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