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Old 05-31-2012, 05:45 AM
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What stitch do you use for piecing quilts? If I do not backstitch, I sometimes have a problem with the stitches coming loose. And i do not like backstitching.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:00 AM
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I use the default setting on my machine. You shouldn't have to back stitch; when you sew the blocks together and quilt, it won't come apart.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:04 AM
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Most of the time I just use the standard setting.
It does help to shorten the stitch length a little.
My machine is 2.5 and I shorten to 2.0.
I do not backstitch since you sew over your seams when piecing.
If you paper piece you do need to shorten the stitch length.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:29 AM
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I use 1.8 stitch length and usually don't backstitch.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:07 AM
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I use my default setting which is 2.2. When I paper piece I will decrease it to 1.8 or 2.0
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:16 AM
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If it is a project that backstitching would be a major pain... I use 2.0 or sometimes as low as 1.5 ( but use a smaller needle when this small). Most of the time I use 2.5 and backstitch.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:20 AM
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I usually set my length at 1.5 and don't backstitch piecing. I do backstitch any topstitching.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:18 AM
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I use a smaller stitch, don't want any stitches to come out I think about 1.8 or 1.50, usually a pain to unsew. I back stitch if it is a problem with stitches coming out. I back stitch when starting and stopping quilting.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:01 AM
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I use the default stitch size...I never backstitch since it will be joined to other blocks or sashing
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:03 AM
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I never backstitch - have never had anything come apart, and I use the default of 2 mm. For paper piecing I would reduce that a bit (but I don't pp).
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