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Old 07-31-2020, 05:20 PM
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:34 AM
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Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using a walking foot while stay stitching? I wouldn't think so but I would like others' opinions.
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:19 PM
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I zigzagged around the edge of my last quilt because the batting was so thick. I didn't like it. I prefer not to stitch around the perimeter before I put on the binding.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:49 AM
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I've never stay stitched the edge of a quilt before...but I do have one with a piano key border and am considering doing so now -but I have a question: if you stay stitch the edge, how does that affect when you need to 'ease' a bit of fabric between the stay stitched piece and the next border? Most times my measurements are close but not perfect, and so I do the method where you make 3 measurements on the quilt and make the border the average of those. This usually means easing one or the other of the pieces to make it work. If one edge is stay stitched, will it be 'flexible' enough to allow easing?
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:18 AM
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The stay-stitching makes it easier to ease fabric. Just pull up on the thread. If you need to lengthen fabric, just snip some of the stay-stitching.
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SallyS View Post
The stay-stitching makes it easier to ease fabric. Just pull up on the thread. If you need to lengthen fabric, just snip some of the stay-stitching.
Aha! When perfectly simple solutions escape me, lol. Thanks for helping me see, SallyS!
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
as a long arm quilter, I love to see quilt come to me with the seams stay-stitched or basted so that they don't pop open when put on the frame--keeps the quilt nice and even.
Perhaps a very basic question, but Is the difference between stay-stitching and basting just the length of the stitches?
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