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Thread: What length stitch do you use

  1. #11

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    THanks for the tips! Mine defaults to 2.5, but I was dialing it down to 1.0. I think I'll up it to 2.0 and see how I like it. 2.5 just seemed too loose for me. I wanted to make sure it didnt' unravel.

    This might also help with some "issues" i have sometimes with the fabric when I first start sewing.

    I have a lot to learn yet, thanks for the advice and for being patient with my constant questions. :oops:

  2. #12
    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    I've been using 2.5 since I started quilting about, um 16 years ago - haven't had any raveling seam problems!
    If you're having a problem with your fabric getting sucked down into the feed dogs/bobbin at the start of your seam, take a small piece of fabric, maybe 2" or 3", folded in half, and holding onto to your threads, start off with that. Then just 'chain' right onto your quilt patches & you should be OK. Clear as mud? LOL

  3. #13

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    Makes perfect sense! Thanks, I'll try that. I think my problem is using the smallest possible stitches. LOL I'm going to up it when I get home. I had pretty much given up on one of the kits I had bought because I just couldn't get it to work at all. I think this was my problem the whole time. Instead of cursing them, I should have been cursing myself. :lol:

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    Super Member Janstar's Avatar
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    I've been using 2.5 forever and my stitches haven't raveled and they are easier to "unsew". I also use the small peice of fabric to start sewing with. It becomes a habit even though I don't need it with my new Designer 2 Husky. I start and end with the small piece of fabric.

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