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    Binding by machine with decorative stitches

    I noticed several of you mentioned in a response to an earlier post a few days ago, that you use a decorative stitch when attaching the binding by machine. I've tried to do that a couple of times, but it always looks like it's a little flat or something to me. Any advice on a stitch to use that works well, and what about stitch length - do you adjust the length of the stitch?

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    Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

    I don't use the really decorative stitches but use the one that's just a wavy line. It's pretty forgiving and stiches up rapidly.
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      #3
      Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

      This is pretty.

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/220113500513260453/
      🌺 Lorie

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        Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

        I just tried using a blanket stitch on the last quilt I finished. It worked pretty good, but I cut my binding at 2 1/4" and thought it was too narrow. I'll do my next one at 2 1/2" and blanket stitch it to see if it's better.

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          #5
          Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

          I like the blanket stitch. Is that on the front of the quilt or back?

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            #6
            Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

            Does it sufficiently hold the binding in place?

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              #7
              Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

              I use a zig zag and am usually happy with the results

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                #8
                Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                Jenny uses the Serpentine stitch in some of her tutorials.
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                  #9
                  Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                  Originally posted by kjohnson View Post
                  I like the blanket stitch. Is that on the front of the quilt or back?
                  It's on the front, but the back looks almost the same.

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                    #10
                    Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                    I have decorative stitches on my machine and have used one that looks like a feather stitch. Another favorite looks similar to the blanket stitch.

                    The machine also let me set the stopping point (or corner point) and adjusts length so get a full pattern stitch. In other words, you plan a little so you don't end with only half of the pattern stitched.

                    Generally, I test and play with samples of stitch width and length since each quilt is different. I used a 3.0 length and a regular stitch on the last quilt as that was the quickest. Decorative stitches take longer to finish.

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                      #11
                      Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                      I use a straight stitch with the length at 3.0. I do SITD on the front & it catches it on the back. I seldom use any of my decorative stitches because they take longer & use so much more thread.

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                        Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                        My new machine has all these wonderful decorative stitches and some of them are in the quilting section. I used one on a binding last time and was pretty impressed with myself. My straight stitching isn't always straight and this was pretty forgiving.
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                          #13
                          Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                          I used to use decorative stitches on my binding, but as JCY said, it does use a lot of thread. I now prefer the look of "magic binding" which is also done by machine, and it's quick and easy and looks like piping.
                          http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tues...c-binding.html

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                            #14
                            Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                            I usually use the serpentine stitch, 2 1/2" binding, sometimes adjust the width (wider) to make sure binding is fully attached. Usually I practice a little first

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                              Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

                              I use the serpentine stitch when I machine finish the binding. I prefer hand sewing the binding-sew on front, turn to back. Sometimes though I do machine stitch- time crunch usually-then I sew binding on back, fold to front and use serpentine. It seems to look better on both sides using that stitch-at least to me.
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