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Thread: I was wandering about

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    I was wandering about

    the different in the old machines and the newer ones on stitch lengths. I just can't seem to remember the stitch lengths for the metric system and it bugs the heck out of me. On the old machines if you set the stitch length to 10 that's about how many stitches in an inch you get but what is the same amount in metric?

    Anyway I did a search about stitch lengths and found this website. It's quite interesting on how they determine what is the best length to use for what fabrics.

    http://www.amefird.com/wp-content/up...SPI-2-5-10.pdf

    It didn't answer my original question but I though this one was worth sharing.

    ok with further searching I came across this which explains how to figure it out.

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quil...stitch-length/

    Hope this helps someone besides me
    Last edited by seasaw2mch; 07-26-2013 at 03:29 PM.

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    Hey Sue, what great reference sites you've shared! Thanks. I can't wait to explore them!

    Best to you,
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    ​I usually just use the default setting on my machine. If I want something different I just make a sample swatch.

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    My machine is somewhat difficult to tell what length you have it set on so I just have to look at the length of the stitches and figure out if they're what I want and adjust accordingly. Not very scientific by works for me.

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    I've also been a bit confused about metric versus stitches per inch. Thanks for the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    My machine is somewhat difficult to tell what length you have it set on so I just have to look at the length of the stitches and figure out if they're what I want and adjust accordingly. Not very scientific by works for me.
    I usually do the same thing but for the past 3 weeks my GD was here and we worked on several different projects besides quilting and I noticed on some fabrics the stitches didn't seem to be enough to hold it together. Which got me to thinking about this whole thing again.

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