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Thread: Vintage Machine with Blanket Stitch?

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    What I am trying to picture in my mind is what the stitch looks like on the edge.

    Perhaps some dark thread on a light back ground. We have several machines that make a similar looking stitch, but I can't tell if it's the same. Elaine has asked me about it too, and all I can do is shrug my shoulders and say, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    What I am trying to picture in my mind is what the stitch looks like on the edge.

    Perhaps some dark thread on a light back ground. We have several machines that make a similar looking stitch, but I can't tell if it's the same. Elaine has asked me about it too, and all I can do is shrug my shoulders and say, I don't know.

    Joe
    I'm not sure if you can see the side stitches, maybe if you enlarge this pic. The stitch is made with two regular stitches, then the third stitch goes to the left and back. So - two forward, one left then back, two forward, one left then back, etc.
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    Joe, tell Elaine it may be called a blind hem stitch.

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    Here's a close up... http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=UiIiSP5gUGm

    http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=UiIiSP5gUGm

    A blind hem stitch makes more of a "V" whereas a blanket stitch is just a straight line or stitch over onto the fabric. Some folks use the blanket stitch and invisible thread or matching thread to just catch the fabric and make it look more like hand applique. Some use a zig zag or even other decorative stitches for applique. Lots of choices:>
    Last edited by Candace; 12-10-2012 at 02:42 PM.

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    Thanks for the links and pics. I think I understand now. So far the machines I've checked have the blind hem stitch. I haven't found one with a blanket stitch yet.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I agree to a point. There are just some stitches and ability to adjust the stitch, that modern machines are the best fit. And there are features of modern machines that just lend themselves to a better outcome. The automatic needle down is just one.... Many of my projects are completed on my modern machines as they give the best results. But, given the chance to pick between a plastic wonder from WallyWorld or a vintage machine, I'd go vintage! I love my modern Bernina and Janome and love my vintage machines. But, I think there are just some plastic machines that are junk!!
    I totatly agree with you Candace. I have good plastic machines. I won't buy a cheap one. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. I love the old vintage machines too, like to play around on them. I also make something every now in them on one of them. But why would I want to use an old vintage machine when I have all the bells and whistles on my modern machines that makes my sewing a lot easier and faster. Just punch the buttons and you are off to the races, lol...have a great day and to each their own. I love all sewing machines!!!
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyh67 View Post
    I totatly agree with you Candace. I have good plastic machines. I won't buy a cheap one. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. I love the old vintage machines too, like to play around on them. I also make something every now in them on one of them. But why would I want to use an old vintage machine when I have all the bells and whistles on my modern machines that makes my sewing a lot easier and faster. Just punch the buttons and you are off to the races, lol...have a great day and to each their own. I love all sewing machines!!!
    Please start a new thread with all your quilts that you have made with those wonderful machines with all the bells and whistles that makes your sewing life easier and faster. I would love to see them all, quilts and machines.

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    Lovely, I own a Necchi Supernova that does that stitch that you are looking for. I haven't used it since all the other decorative stitches have amused me. I use them in my quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Please start a new thread with all your quilts that you have made with those wonderful machines with all the bells and whistles that makes your sewing life easier and faster. I would love to see them all, quilts and machines.
    I post photos in the picture section of the quilts I make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I post photos in the picture section of the quilts I make.
    Candace, I have looked at your quilts. Your work is beautiful!

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