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Thread: Hoping someone can help me with a little confusion...

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    Super Member coachmatthewsvhs's Avatar
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    I stitch my binding to the back first so that I have better control and only one stitch line on my front..... very close to the edge of my fabric!.

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    Sew your binding on the front, Turn to the back and pin. Then stitch-in-the-ditch from the front. You must make sure that the binding is wide enough to go past your stitch in the ditch seam. I do this type if it is a childs quilt, or one that will be getting a lot of use. I sew on the front ,turn and hand stitch the binding if it is a show type quilt. I like the look of the hand stitched binding best. If I'm in a hurry to finish the quilt, I sew by machine.

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    Instead of reverse stitching, try lowering your stitch length to "0" and stitch in place a couple of stitches. That will lock the stitch. I saw it on Sewing with Nancy years ago and it really works.

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    I have 2 Vikings: Scandanavian 200 and Saphaire 835. On both I use the walking foot and no trouble with reverse.

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    I don't dare take a chance on backstitching with my walking foot. At the beginning and at the end, I set the stitch width to almost "0" and take just a few stitches then put the stitch width back up.

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    Hmmm, my Janome 6600P has an accufeed foot which is a walking foot. I backstitched a lot with it yesterday. Guess I will check the manual before doing that again.

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    My Bernina walking foot will stitch in reverse as long as your stitch length is set at 3 or less. I have done dec stitches with it to sew down the front of bindings w/no trouble. If yours won't do this and you want a really secure stitch, drop stitch length to zero, stitch a few and then bring stitch length back to normal. You should be just fine!!

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