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when to do the satin stitich question.....

Old 11-26-2008, 03:33 AM
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This sounds like a duh kiind of :?: but I know there aren't any of those.... :wink:

I'll be putting a satin (blanket) stitch around my cats and moon applique pieces.... I've been practicing. (I can't line the edge of the pieces up with the needle center--it's off center to be perfect) Anyway--I would of course do this after everything's sandwiched so it counts as quilting? Right? OR, it is something one does before it's sandwiched so it's not so puffy around those pieces? If I was doing it by hand--I'd do it just on the top....

Is that clear as mud? :roll:
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:40 AM
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I have used fancy stitches around my projects after sandwiching it together and it works fine. Go for it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:49 AM
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Personally, I find satin stitch works fine just on the top before sandwiching, sometimes it kinda sticks on my machine, Practice on a sample piece which you have all three layers just to see if it works on your machine.

PS have you got a clear plastic foot on so you can see where to line up.

Hope that helps and is not as clear as mud LOL

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:23 AM
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Okay, ladies--now I'm really confused. :lol: I do have a plastic foot, so that is good. I was just surprised it wasn't a centered thing. It sure looks cute on the practice piece I did. :D

I can't help but feel it should be done before the sandwich. I'm using Warm and Natural, so it's not too thick anyway.... I'm still thinking. Maybe I'll go try a sample sandwich.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:35 AM
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I usually do mine before being sandwiched together
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:35 AM
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I do mine just on top.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:40 AM
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Karla, if you look on the clear plasic foot there is a black line, centre that up with the edge that you want to satin stitch, it will come out perfect.
I think satin stitch looks lovely but I just do it on my top before sandwiching.

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Elle--there's no line on my foot. There's an indentation, but it's clear--too hard to follow. I think it's about 1/8" where it goes. I can try it again, and make a mark on the foot.

I'm good at straight lines...but those curvy cat tails are going to be a challenge! :D
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I always do just the top.
Karla, I have a foot like yours that I use. I put a mark using a Sharpie. It comes off after a while and I just make another one when I have to.
I'm sure you'll do fine.
Just do some practice.
Can't wait til it's done!
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Thanks! You gals are terrific! I had answers before I was done with my tea! :D Oh how I love this place. :D
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