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    Easy way to Quilt...this is a great tip


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    I really like the serpentine. Looks good and it's easy. I've also used the three stitch zig zag.

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    Thanks for the site.Will have to try it.
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    My guild calls that 'Charlotte's stitch' as she was the first we knew of to use it to quilt a quilt!
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    ​I prefer my Bernina # 4 instead of SITD. The serpentine stitch solves the problem of staying right in the ditch.

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    I just finished a quilt with the serpentine stitch. It is the second time I've done that and I really like it. As Tartan pointed out, it solves the problem of staying in the ditch - I wasn't doing SITD, but it does cover a certain amount of 'wandering' off the straight and narrow. Besides, it is a pretty stitch.
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    i've got the serpentine on my inexpensive walmart Brother. the first time i tried it, it pulled the fabric up too much. i'm sure, when i have time, i can play with the tensions to get it to work right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    ...As Tartan pointed out, it solves the problem of staying in the ditch - I wasn't doing SITD, but it does cover a certain amount of 'wandering' off the straight and narrow., .
    it also holds the seam allowances when pressed to one side.
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    thanks for the link, carol
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    Like sparkys_mom, I just finished a quilt using this exact same stitch also! I guess there are a whole bunch of us who are really "on trend" and don't know it....LOL.

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    This looks like a great stitch to use on my smaller projects like placemats. Wonder if I can effectrively use it on my longarm? Hummm....the possibilities.

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    Thanks for sharing this, it looks more "quilted" than SITD but I can still measure straight lines!
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    thanks bunches. going to try it

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    Great stitch and looks easy, thanks for the link!
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    Those look really great. Thanks.
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    Thanks for the link ... I went and looked at my Janome 6600 and I have it too ... stitch #26 I had to adjust the tension just a tad. I think the tricky part is getting it to match when placing them side by side.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Although I just finished a quilt with this stitch I remembered I had posted one last year that used it. I haven't photographed the most recent one yet, but here is the first one I did. The second photo shows the quilting the best.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t199607.html
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    I have used it but found it unforgiving. It changed shape when I hit speed bumps!

    Great look when it works though.
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
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    I love this board! Yet another good tip I never would have thought of!

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    I'm glad that I have this stitch -- didn't know how you could alter it. Looks great!

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    Carol THANKS!!! This was an answer to my prayers!!! I've been "procrastrinating" over this quilt that I want to finish as it's been a UFO much too long.... the last bits....some seams that I didn't want to make straight, what fancy pattern (haven't got many on my machine) to use, etc. etc.... NOW it's done.... with this idea It's not quite as wavy as in this example, it still show the point of the zigzag but it's looks good to me. Will keep it in mind as I'm not a freehand quilter, too frightened to even start, a few waves is OK and otherwise it's all in the ditch or next to it or just plain straight accross. I suppose we all have our own gifts, not everybody is good at everything - it would be too boring!!!
    Thanks again!!!! Elfi
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    Thank you for posting this tip and links to view how it is done. I love filling up my quilted brain with more ideas.

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    I have been quilting sitd using that stitch for YEARS!! Nothing new to me!

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    I have done that several times. I like it because imperfections show up less.

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    That is great...I have a Bernina.....Thanks...

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