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    Applique Angel

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    Default How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    Hi everybody,
    Have you ever seen someone show you an easy way to quilt sonething and then become slightly obsessed with it? That's my experience with the serpentine stitch.
    Itís not in the cards right now to buy a new machine that has this particular stitch so I'm wondering if thereís a way for me to sew one with a regular straight stitch. Maybe make a guide out of freezer paper or contact paper and stitch along that? My brain often finds the complicated ways of doing things so I appreciate your thoughts about this,
    Thank you and Happy Stitches!
    lots2do

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    I have a love/hate with that stitch too. It's because of my big fancy Cresendo. The walking foot that comes with it is plugged in to a sensor. It won't allow you to do certain stitches without it. I hate this foot. It huge and hard to attach. So I got a regular walking foot and bypassed the sensor. Fancy isn't always better and I never use this machine. That's a whole different story. lol


    So I found this for you to check out. A little long but really good
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3


    Here's the other one I remembered. #31 days of a walking foot. Check out #9

    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    Last edited by Hulamoon; January 16th, 2020 at 10:02 AM.



    Lorie

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    Hi Lots2do,
    What type of machine do you have? Is it one what you can program the serpentine in to?


    Kathy

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    A guide bar is really helpful too.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...ar&FORM=HDRSC3



    Lorie

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    Thank you !
    I looked at the links which were very helpful. I will practice my own wavy stitches or serpentine. Who know, maybe I’ll like my own versions better than a stitch design from a machine. (Regrettably, The model I own can't be programmed).
    Happy Stitching,

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    Hi
    am afraid its a case of programming yourself with a freemotion foot, or cheating and getting a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns7JquqREuw

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    I can try to program myself! But, oh my, I loved that You Tube! Iíve never seen that attachment before- how cool. Iíll have to keep my eyes out for one.
    Oh and thank you!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    What a great attachment! I love how mechanical solutions like this were invented, eventually leading to the computerized robotics that we now have.

    This video also took me down memory lane. I inherited my grandmother's sewing machine, which had cams like these to make all sorts of cool stitches like tulips and scottie dogs along with a plethora of utility stitches. It was the last of the mechanical machines before sewing machines were computerized. I loved choosing the cams and doing all the new-fangled stitches! Unfortunately, I had never been taught to oil a sewing machine. This led to the cam machine visiting the repair shop over and over and over (no one at the Singer dealer told me to oil the machine, either, even though I kept bringing the machine in). I also didn't realize that you really had to sew really slowly when using the cams. Eventually the main drive shaft became unusable, and a new, simpler machine entered my life.

    What a fun YouTube video to watch!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: How can I fake the serpentine stick?

    oh my goodness, my post, Lots to do, so very sorry, meant in an friendly helpful way, totally terrible wording, hangs head in shame.

    Am always amazed at the attachments. there is a picture of most of the active attachments.https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/gallery_attachments/
    Am stunned how they invented these.

    Was once tempted by an https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/306/, but past at last moment, when realised needles, would be not so easy for me to find.
    such a shame nobody mentioned, Guitar Gramma, thank you for sharing your story.

    T

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