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Thread: Monster Quilt again - another question

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    Senior Member ShirlR's Avatar
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    I, too, like the blanket stitch. It gives it that hand-sewn look.
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    I like the blanket stitch(turquoise one), as it looks like hand done.

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    the blanket stitches, either #14 or #21..prefer 21. These are really pretty when done in contrasting colors like your samples.
    Realize these are just samples..but have a couple of hints for turning corners/curves.

    Go slow, you are not in a race. try to end the corners with the needle inside the applique, needle down, lift presser foot, turn the fabric, put the foot down and continue. On inside curves...go about 1/2", stop, needle down, lift presser foot, turn fabric slightly, foot down and continue. Same for outside curves. Don't start/end on the edge of a corner...it will always show...start about 1/2" from the corner.
    Hope you post pics when you get done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scakes View Post
    Things are progressing on the monster quilt. I started over and have 11 blocks cut out and fused. It's time to start the applique stitching around the edges. I found 3 stitches on my sewing machine that will work. One is a looser smaller satin stitch than the one I tried originally (which did not work well). The other two stitches are buttonhole stitches I think - I tried 1 of them in two sizes and the other stitch I used the size that is programmed into the machine.

    I would appreciate it if some of you would look at these stitches and see which ones you think look best.

    Is it ok to use the buttonhole outline and the satin stitch on the same block or should I do it all in 1 stitch?

    I'm very rusty as far as sewing with these stitches goes so I will practice on scraps before starting the actual quilt blocks.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and for any comments, suggestions, help etc that you may offer.

    Hope the stitches show up in the photo good enough so you can see them.
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    I like the turquoise and also the green on the right. Sue

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    I like the size of your blanket stitch on the blue sample. The stitch is not to deep and doesn't overpower the block.
    Anxious to see this completed!

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    I have always been partial to the blanket/buttonhole stitch. It just looks to perfect no matter what the theme of your quilt. Whichever one you choose, will look just great. Don't forget to post a picture when you have it finished.

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    I believe the blanket stitch won!! I agree. Be sure to post pics!
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    The blanket stitch is great!

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    I like the green and the teal one also

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    Almost finished the first block today. I'm using the blanket stitch on it. In the sample, the teal piece and the lime green piece are different size stitches. I think the teal piece is really the buttonhole stitch; not sure about the stitch on the green piece as it is a different button on the machine. I've been using the stitch that is on the teal piece. May use the other stitch on bigger pieces tho. I added in some tiny zig zag stitches too and I think it's going to work ok.

    Thanks to everyone for all your comments and advise. I really appreciate it.

    Hopefully I will be able to post a picture of the finished block soon. We are battening down the hatches around here just in case Hurricane Isaac heads this way so it may take a little bit of time to get a photo taken and posted.

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    I like the blanket stitch.
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