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Thread: What stitch length do you prefer when doing regular machine quilting?

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    Senior Member TinkerQuilts's Avatar
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    I use 2.5 for piecing (the default on my Brother and Pfaff), and bump it up to 3.0 for quilting.

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    My Elna 7200 automatically sets up for 2.5 which is fine for piecing, I bump it down to 2.0 or just below for PP and when doing my binding etc. I bump it up to at least 3.5 or above depending on the wadding loft.

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    Hmmm... normally it depends on how fast I move the fabric for free motion. If I use my walking foot I set it to 3.0 or 3.5 for hatching. If you mean piecing I like 2.2 but I might set it slightly larger but not more then 2.8 for piecing. I set it larger just incase I need to take it out. 2.2 is just too small for me to take it out.
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    I use 1.8 for PP, 2.0 for regular piecing, 3 or 3.5 for quilting using my walking foot.accufeed.
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    Janome 6600 comes set at 2.2, but for piecing I bump it up to 2.8. I think 3.5 is big enough that rings, etc may get caught in it.
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    For piecing its 2.0 or 2.5 for the actual quilting its 2.5 to 3.0. rarely its larger to a 3.5 if I am using a larger or much thicker thread.

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    I have a Bernina, I piece at 2.5 and quilt at 3

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    I piece at 2.5 and quilt at 3 on all my machines
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    My Sapphire 875Q defaults on 2.5 - the stitches are too far apart for piecing so I bump it down to 2.0 - I think it depends on the machine - I really don't know what the 2.5 or 2.0 indicates other than one is bigger or smaller than the other - does anyone know what they even mean?

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    For piecing, I generally use 1.8. If sewing on the bias, I shorten the stitch to about 1.5. For quilting, it's around 2.2.
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