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Rhonnie Posted: Sun, Feb 10 2013 2:29 AM

I was playing with my new machine tonight. It has a lot of neat stitches to use. I have used the basic stitches since I got my first machine back in 8th grade. This machine has a large selection compared to what I am use to using. I thought I would just ask what is your favorite stitch and stitch length? I look forward to hearing about them......

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Kris replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 7:49 AM

No favourite stitch here Rhonnie. I do use decorative stitches to sew bindings. I use the blanket stitch a lot.

For straight stitching I use my machine's default setting but will go smaller for paper piecing and larger when I have a lot of bulk.

 

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Leslie replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 8:40 AM

I don't think i have a favorite, but i do make use of alot of my decorative stitches

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Frances replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 8:43 AM

My favourite is one that doesnt need frogging. :-)

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Marie replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 9:01 AM

Frances:

My favourite is one that doesnt need frogging. :-)

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Patti replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 9:46 AM

I think whatever stitch I am using at the time is my favorite.  But besides the straight stitch, the one I use most is the blanket stitch.

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gini replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 9:51 AM

i don't have  favorite, but i don't use the decorative stitches as much.

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Rhonnie replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 10:17 AM

I figured there would be a few favorites. OK how about this is there one deorative stitch that you find to be neater or just catches your eye more than another? I have been finding stitches I didn't know where possible LOL I have too many choices

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Marie replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 10:46 AM

Rhonnie, what you could do, if you have the time, is start a booklet of all your stitches on fabric, a page to a stitch, then you'll see what all your stitches look like and could choose a particular one for the project you are working on at the time.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 11:04 AM

Rhonnie,the best think to do is make yourself a stitching bible .I used all mystitiches my Janome has and stitiched them out on fabric at two differnt settings ,one default and one smaller just to see how they look ,It is wonderful to go back and use this for refrence Here are some pictures of mine ..You'll really love it ..and it so much nicer then just the patterns listed on your machine .

 

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Donna B replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 11:09 AM

Marie:

Rhonnie, what you could do, if you have the time, is start a booklet of all your stitches on fabric, a page to a stitch, then you'll see what all your stitches look like and could choose a particular one for the project you are working on at the time.

This is called a "Stitch Bible" for your machine.  There is a class on Craftsy.com called "Stupendous Stitches" specifically designed to help you make a stitch bible for your machine and then make a project using the decorative stitches you have discovered.  If you haven't looked at it, you really should!  The classes and most of the teachers are great and once paid for, never expire...and they are available to you whenever you want to look back at them.

Personally, I use my straight stitch, and blanket stitch the most.  I also use a decorative stitch that is like a scallop fairly frequently.

 

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Marie:

Rhonnie, what you could do, if you have the time, is start a booklet of all your stitches on fabric, a page to a stitch, then you'll see what all your stitches look like and could choose a particular one for the project you are working on at the time.

 

Rhonnie, Marie has a very good idea. I made one when I first bought my Viking 3 years ago. I wrote the stitch number above each one. Some I did more than once in different lengths. The numbers need to be redone as they are wearing off. I don't often do decorative stitches, except for a blanket stitch on quilt bindings and applique, but when I do, this is very handy. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Barbara:
Rhonnie,the best think to do is make yourself a stitching bible .

 

Barbara, I love your fancy stitching book. I may have to re-do the plain one page thingy I have. 


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MNnancy replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 12:37 PM

Rhonnie, if you go over to the crazy quilters group, you'll see some gals having lots of fun with their fancy stitches!

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Marie replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 1:44 PM

Barbara:
Rhonnie,the best think to do is make yourself a stitching bible

Barbara, that's what I must've been thinking about with my suggestion to Rhonnie.  Several stitches could be on a page like yours though.

I also like Judy's version, all on one page of black fabric with white thread or vice/verse.

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