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Old 01-04-2009, 06:06 PM
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I was wondering what stitch length everyone uses when machine quilting.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:20 PM
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Don't take my word for it since I've only done it once, but if your feed dogs are down, you pretty much determine the stitch length when you move the fabric around.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:33 PM
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Thanks you. I think I need to clarify abit. I was wondering about when you stitch in the ditch or go from corner to corner.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:50 PM
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My machine's default setting is 2.5 and that it was I use when piecing and stitching in the ditch.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:02 PM
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I always set a slightly longer stitch length than I would normally use for sewing. My machine measures stitches with 5 being the longest and 1 the shortest, I use about 3 for stitch-in-the-ditch quilting and topstitching. Depends on the thickness of what I'm sewing.

Here's a website about stitch length.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...k-for-you.html
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:15 PM
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I set my Janome at 2.6 for machine quilting wiht walking foot..
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:23 PM
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b.zang thanks for the website. I found it helpful.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:30 AM
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I use the same size as when piecing. On my machine it is slightly less than 2.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:28 PM
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I use a walking foot and increase my stitch length to at least 3...sometime a little more depending on the fabric. Otherwise my quilt will sit under the presser foot and get stitched to death in the beginning of the seam.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:37 PM
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I use a 2.5
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