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    Default What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    What stitch length do you use when piecing your blocks? Same for sewing blocks together? Same for binding?

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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    Mine is set to 2.2 (whatever that means!)...and I've often wondered if it should be smaller? Thanks for posting this!

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    Mine is factory set at 2.5 and I usually leave it there except when paper piecing and I put it at about 1.9 - that is so the paper will pull off and leave the sitches intact.
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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    Mine is also factory set to 2.5 - which i used when making Jenny's wacky web quilt - when pulling paper - MOST stitches are pulling out! So much work and probably never be able to put it together!

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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    I've heard you should use 1.8 when you are making your patches because that will help keep the seam from coming apart at the edges before you can sew them together. I usually keep it at the factory setting of 2.5 though, because 1.) I don't think to do it, and 2.) It is so hard to rip, and I do that a lot.
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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    I piece at 2.5 but if I am doing stitch in the ditch or any straight line quilting on my sewing machine I move it to 3.2

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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    I use 2.0 length
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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roxanne View Post
    I piece at 2.5 but if I am doing stitch in the ditch or any straight line quilting on my sewing machine I move it to 3.2
    Same as Roxanne and I use about 1.8 for paper piecing.

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    I usually keep mine at the factory setting of 2.5.
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    Default Re: What Stitch Length Do You Use?

    For my regular piecing I usually just use my factory 2.5, paper piecing a 1.8 or 1.9. I end up having to rip stitches too, otherwise i'd use a shorter stitch. For my quilting I use a walking foot and usually just do about a 3.5- it looks better, sits nicer with my fabrics and as many times as I've abused my quilts- mostly baby quilts so they get machine washed a LOT and tossed here and there and basically treated every way but the proper way to treat a quilt, rofl. Sometimes though if my fabric is being all funky and wants to unravel on me- sometimes some of the "mystery fabric" i pick up at second hand stores or am given- and i'll either use a shorter stitch and/ or use my serger on all the sides. I really like serging everything before i make things like clothes, or if i'm piecing a quilt with wool or anything else that hates being controlled so to speak.

    It's really great though to get to see what everyone else uses, i've often wondered if i was using a "correct" length. My mom taught me to sew when i was 10 but other than sewing quilt tops for other people she didn't exactly quilt- or do zippers, lol. So all of my quilting is pretty much self taught through trial and error and research.

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