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    Batting Beauty

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Batting Beauty

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    Default 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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    Default Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

    Does it sufficiently hold the binding in place?

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    Default Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

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

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    Default Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

    Jenny uses the Serpentine stitch in some of her tutorials.

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    Default Re: Binding by machine with decorative stitches

    Quote 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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    Default 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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