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Old 03-14-2018, 09:30 PM
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Has anyone but me ever thought of using one of the pattern stitches on their machine to do the quilting? Ducks, hearts, greek keys. I have a Necchi and the choices are endless.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:32 PM
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Short answer: yes.

A lot of people like the serpentine stitch.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:17 PM
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Yes. It can look very nice,but it is slower and uses more thread. Polyester thread is better than cotton thread for this type of quilting, in my opinion, because it keeps the stitching soft.
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​Depending on the intricacy of the pattern and the thickness of the batt, you can end up with the machine bogging down and making a mess.
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Yes. It can look very nice,but it is slower and uses more thread. Polyester thread is better than cotton thread for this type of quilting, in my opinion, because it keeps the stitching soft.
was going to post the same as this. I like using them and sometimes do combo's of them.
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The intricate stitches are good for minis. Serpentine or Scallops go easily on small
and large quilts.
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I've used a scrolly type of deco stich for a few table runners that were gifts - the results were great! I used a specialty thread and there was no problems with the machine.
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Years ago, I did a dog themed quilt and used a decorative stitch from my Bernina that was a dog to quilt the narrow border on the quilt. As I remember, I did lengthen the stitches which made it slightly larger. It worked really well.
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I recently used some fancy stitches in my quilting. Here’s a picture showing the back of the quilt.
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Do you just use the normal foot if you do this or do you put in your waking foot?
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