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Old 03-12-2011, 06:46 PM
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Hi my name is Vickey. I am new to machine quilting. Does one need to lengthen the stitch so the stitches don't look so small or is it just me, not moving fast enough. I have lengthen the stitch a little and I tried using the quilt stitch on the machine but it still does not look right. I have a stitch regulator for my creative vision, but it is a pain to set up and take down.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:55 PM
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I'm new also I have done 2 quilts with 1 quilt being hand quilted and the other machine quilted. I think your correct, but I will be curious to hear what the others have to say..
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Hi Vickey, Welcome to the board! :D
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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I think between 6-10 stitches per inch is recommended. You don't want to make so many stitches that your seam ripper won't fit! LOL
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by vlok
Hi my name is Vickey. I am new to machine quilting. Does one need to lengthen the stitch so the stitches don't look so small or is it just me, not moving fast enough. I have lengthen the stitch a little and I tried using the quilt stitch on the machine but it still does not look right. I have a stitch regulator for my creative vision, but it is a pain to set up and take down.
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The speed you move the fabric only impacts the stitch length if you are free motion quilting (FMQ) with your feed dogs down and a darning foot. If you have the feed dogs up in their normal position, they control the speed your fabric is pulled through the machine. If your stitch regulator is like mine, it is used for FMQ ing and helps to keep your stitches more even because it adjusts the speed of your needle with the speed you are moving your fabric. Check your owners manual.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:44 PM
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i prefer a longer stitch too. setting depends on your machine
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:44 PM
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I am free motion quilting or trying. Feed dogs are down. I will try a longer stitch. It has been awhile since I used the FAB U Motion but will try it and see if there is a diff. I have a baby quilt I would like to quilt by April. I was hoping if I practice daily for a hour might help. If not then I will tie the quilt off. I could hand quilt humm, yep I might just go ahead and do that.
Work weekends, so will have to wait until Monday.
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Oh Thanks every one for replying and HI to you all.
Cold here in Michigan
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