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Using DSM machine embroidery stitches for quilting

Old 12-08-2020, 10:23 AM
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Selm ,
You misunderstood my post. I said that the decorative stitches were sometimes distorted when I didnít use dual feed/walking foot. The sandwich wasnít being fed through evenly and I would get distortion. My dealer said not to do decorative stitches that go backward while using the walking foot as it is meant to only go forward.

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Old 12-08-2020, 03:40 PM
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Copycat those two squares look great. Would look really good as QAYG.
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Old 12-08-2020, 03:55 PM
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Julie- I'm thinking it may be tedious for a whole quilt. I've used decorative stitches occasionally, for example on bindings, small projects, etc, but I don't think I'd have the patience to use them on a big quilt.
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by aashley333 View Post
I use the decorative stitches on my Bernina (830 Record) to stitch quilt bindings.
I do this too, though I use a 440. I love your variegated thread; I will have to try that soon. BTW, I acquired a 830 Record myself a couple of weeks back, and I am already in love. It will be my travel machine for the motorhome, if we ever get to travel again.
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Old 12-09-2020, 08:53 AM
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I sewed this wallhanging with decorative stitches between each piece of fabric in the "field" through the entire sandwich just using my regular Teflon open toe foot and it was fine.

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Old 12-09-2020, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by copycat View Post
I have made mug rugs and placemats using decorative stitches with success. Thanks for the link to seeing decorative stitches in a quilt. I think it would be fun to do a block at a time and assemble quilt as you go style.
Copycat, that's a cute mug rug, but I *l.o.v.e.* those plaid readers! I think I need a pair!

Now, I'm tempted to try a simple thing like a blanket stitch on a quilt...hmmm.
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Originally Posted by Watson View Post
I sewed this wallhanging with decorative stitches between each piece of fabric in the "field" through the entire sandwich just using my regular Teflon open toe foot and it was fine.

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Beautiful Watson! Those are some of my favorite colors.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by selm View Post
I use decorative stitches to finish binding a quilt by machine using a walking foot. I have not experienced any distortion doing it this way even with stitches that go backwards a stitch or two.
Just the other day I was reading about this. It was An article by a sewing machine repair person. He said it depends on the sewing machine on whether or not it will sew decorative stitches that uses back stitches while using a walking foot. Another thing mentioned was to be sure the foot you are using will support the width of your stitch, which I would think is obvious but... I've been known to switch stiches and completely forget about the foot i have attached so.... Lol
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