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Thread: Dresden & Question

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    Here is my first attempt at both a dresden plate and 'appliquing' the center circle on. I have a question. I'm just learning to use the satin stitch on my machine. How do I keep my stitches even when it won't feed by itself? It feeds just fine when I go in a straight line, but of course this is a circle. ;)
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    DId you have the feed dogs down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    DId you have the feed dogs down?
    No. Am I supposed to?

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    I think getting your stitches even on a circle is just one more of those things that get easier with practice.

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    Beautiful dresden plate

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    Your fabrics are so beautiful. If it were mine I would sew them down by hand.....

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    Nice dresden plate just keep practice it comes easy.

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    I agree it takes practice. I don't use the satin stitck, not sure what it is called but it is lik a zig zag but with more space between stitches. Maybe a blanket stitch? Not sure. I did the Dresden plate myself for a queen sized bed. Took me 3 years to do the hand quilting. Keep on practicing,it will come to you. Yes, put your feet down!

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    I forgot another question...obviously I did the stitching in white, so I could see it. If I were practiced enough and doing this for an actual quilt, what color would I do the satin stich in?

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    I put my machine on needle down,whenever I do circles, and stop often...

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