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Thread: New Machine Quilter

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    Barb V's Avatar
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    Good Morning all!

    I have to give machine quilting a good try. I have hand quilted for a number of years, and the fingers seem to just be wearing out. LOL After reading a number of posting on this site I have just two questions..

    What size needle do you use to have it look close to hand quilting. (Half of a queen is hand stitched ..need to do the remaining on machine) AND what stitch length.

    ALSO, am I correct.. Walking foot for stitching in the ditch and straight line. Darning foot and feed dog down for Free motion? I have a 3 year old Elite Kenmore. I also discovered I have a speed control slide on the front of the machine. I have read your posting on Speed Control.

    Thanks for your Help.

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    Hi Barb! Welcome from Oklahoma!!! Cant help you on the machine quilting questions, I am a hand quilter too, but someone will be able to answer them for you. Glad you joined us!!!

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    Yes, you are correct, feed dogs down (some people free motion with them up, but it is much harder to guide that way).

    I use quilters gloves too. My hands don't slide and I get a better grip on the fabric that way.

    I use a quilting needle size 75/11.

    Yes, for straight stitching, use the walking foot with the feed dogs up.

    Practice a few times first. It really is easier than you may think. Hope this helps.

    And, WELCOME!

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    Barb V's Avatar
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    :D :D Thank you for your help. SO, now I am off to Sew. I have my pratice piece ready.

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    You're welcome, have fun!

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