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    Old 05-31-2014, 11:19 AM
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    Default Twin Needle sewing

    Have any of you wonderful quilters done any twin needle sewing?

    I am working on some aprons this is know new batch of different
    fabrics (not bird related except for 2 will be bird). and I decided to
    try out a twin needle stitching.

    The jury is still out on how I like it, I might like it more if I am not
    doing 90degree corners. We shall see.

    Thinking I might like the needle more on small projects like mug rugs
    place mats etc... not sure though.

    Any tips for improving on the technique?
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    Old 05-31-2014, 11:55 AM
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    ​I tried the twin needles for quilting but I didn't like how the bobbin thread looks on the back. As long as it is a surface feature, I like it. I use my needle down function for top stitching and turning corners. I carefully put up the foot to go around the corner and start the new line of stitching overlapping the corner.
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    Old 05-31-2014, 02:25 PM
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    I tried it too and didn't like the bobbin thread looked on the back. I think that Tartan has a Bernina as I do. Your DSM might be different. Test it out and see what you think.
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    Old 05-31-2014, 02:29 PM
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    I've used double needle sewing when doing stained glass applique-it works great stitching down the bias*leading*.I've also used them for some tote bag construction-once you get the hang of double needle sewing you find lots of times it comes in handy.
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    Old 05-31-2014, 02:37 PM
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    I have done lots of twin needle stitching. Most of it was in heirloom sewing. When my granddaughter was younger, I made her dozens of cotton knit shirts each year. I did most of that sewing on my serger; but I did not enjoy converting the serger to the cover stitch for hemming the shirts so I used my Bernina with a wide twin needle. I once took a class in which we learned how to turn corners with a twin needle. Although I enjoy using a twin needle in garment sewing, I cannot see myself using a twin needle in quilting.
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    Old 05-31-2014, 02:40 PM
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    I made this using twin needles to stitch down the bias binding. I loved the way it came out, although I wold do different colours next time (this was a practice run really)!
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    Old 06-01-2014, 06:08 AM
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    Caroline: I love your quilt! Great use of double needles.

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    Old 06-01-2014, 04:28 PM
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    I used the monofilament to topstitch some bias for celtic knots. It worked great with the twin needle, though I did figure out not to ever use monofilament in the bobbin. I don't think I would use a twin needle for the quilting though. The back just doesn't look good.
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    Old 06-01-2014, 05:07 PM
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    I have done twin needle however I always use either fusible fleece or some other sort of stabilizer under my fabric.
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    Old 06-01-2014, 06:17 PM
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    Thanks everyone for all your tips on using the twin needle.
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