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

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    Super Member JeanieG's Avatar
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    I was confused on this also when I purchased my computerized machine. In doing research, I found out the following regarding stitch lengths:

    1.7 = 15 stitches per inch
    2.0 = 12 stitches per inch
    2.5 = 10 stitches per inch
    3.0 = 8 stitches per inch
    4.0 = 6 stitches per inch

    Hope that helps someone!

    I usually piece with 2.0 and quilt at 3.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    I have a Bernina, I piece at 2.5 and quilt at 3
    I have a Bernina and I usually use the same settings. Today I did some SID on a table runner & I bumped it up to 3.5!
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    I use about 10 - 12 for piecing and usually either 10 or 8 for quilting. I have only vintage machines and this is where it looks good.
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    I use 2.0 for piecing and 3.0 for SID

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    I have a Janome 6600 and use the default 2.2 for piecing but bump it up to 3.0 when I am quilting with the walking foot. I may try a 3.5 and see how I like it.

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    I usually machine quilt with a stitch about 2.5-3 if using walking foot. When I free motion quilt, my stitch is probably more like 2, I don't have a stitch regulator, and I have a better time if my machine runs faster, and my hands slower, thus the smaller stitches.

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    depends on the thickness of the batting but usualy 2.5 to 3.0

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    I use my vintage machines for piecing and quilting. 12 stitches per inch for piecing, 15 for paper piecing, and zero for free motion quilting. For SID, back to 12.
    Stephanie in Mena

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