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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 17:10 #115303

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I'll try to explain this so you can look for something similar on your machine, but my owner's manual refers to this particular stitch as "Hand-look Quilt Stitch".

These are the threads I used on this project. The bobbin thread is a 30 weight black cotton and the top is YLI monofilament.

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This is a two stitch sequence.
Basically it is one regular stitch forward (that only shows the monofilament thread on the top) then the second part of the combination is where the bobbin thread is pulled to the top. The machine takes the second forward stitch; takes one stitch backwards (landing in the hole between the two stitches); takes two tacking stitches in the same hole, then advances to the second hole of the second stitch.
One regular forward stitch; second forward stitch; backwards; two tacks, forward.

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You can see in this closeup that shows the sequence, sometimes the stitches are not as "solid" looking as you would like, but I find that slowing down my speed helps with that issue.

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It's not perfect, but is useful for some applications.


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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 15:17 #115293

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There are lots more stitches that we can use on our machines but we need to take the time to learn what our machines are capable of!

When I made my "bible" (about 7 years ago) I learned that my Bernina 630 has a stitch that really does mimic hand quilting ON THE TOP. (NOT the bottom!)
I use this for decorative stitching, but not for quilting.

On my machine there are 3 "Hand-Look Quilt Stitchs" listed in the manual. I use #328. I use the default stitch length, but tighten my top tension as tight as it will go, and loosen the spring tension on my bobbin case about 1/4 turn. (Remember to re-set the bobbin tension when you go back to light weight thread!)

I use monofiliment on the top (usually Superior's MonoPoly or YLI's nylon) and a heavy weight cotton in the bobbin, and even though my fabric has been heavily starched, I also use Ricky Tims' Stable Stuff as a stabilizer under these stitches.

I found that the first couple of stitches aren't always as pretty as the rest, so I get a running start on a "starty/stoppy" scrap of fabric so that by the time I get to the area I want to be pretty, the stitches have worked the tension out!

On this block I used black thread to add decorative stitches on the gable end of the roof and the corner of the house, and I like the way it adds some detail.

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Margo, that is lovely! Do I understand correctly - it's the bobbin thread that pops on top, to make it look hand stitch?

Can you please let me know the sequence of your stitch (e.g. front-back-left-right)- I don't have that on my Janome, but if the sequence is same as another, maybe by setting the tension it would work?

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Andrée
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 15:05 #115292

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Margo, isn't that settings, as much as a specialized stitch? Seems to me I recall that working on machines many years back.
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 14:33 #115289

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There are lots more stitches that we can use on our machines but we need to take the time to learn what our machines are capable of!

When I made my "bible" (about 7 years ago) I learned that my Bernina 630 has a stitch that really does mimic hand quilting ON THE TOP. (NOT the bottom!)
I use this for decorative stitching, but not for quilting.

On my machine there are 3 "Hand-Look Quilt Stitchs" listed in the manual. I use #328. I use the default stitch length, but tighten my top tension as tight as it will go, and loosen the spring tension on my bobbin case about 1/4 turn. (Remember to re-set the bobbin tension when you go back to light weight thread!)

I use monofiliment on the top (usually Superior's MonoPoly or YLI's nylon) and a heavy weight cotton in the bobbin, and even though my fabric has been heavily starched, I also use Ricky Tims' Stable Stuff as a stabilizer under these stitches.

I found that the first couple of stitches aren't always as pretty as the rest, so I get a running start on a "starty/stoppy" scrap of fabric so that by the time I get to the area I want to be pretty, the stitches have worked the tension out!

On this block I used black thread to add decorative stitches on the gable end of the roof and the corner of the house, and I like the way it adds some detail.

5681_house.jpg


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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 13:35 #115279

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Even if you don't have a Bernina, you can still lose the will to live with a machine that has over 200 stitches! And how many do I use? Probably about 3. :lol:
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 12:08 #115276

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:D :D :D I know that one ! :shock:
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 11:38 #115272

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On my stitch bible I used bondaweb to attach the front to interfacing then bondawebbed the two samples together to make a page. I zigzagged around the edges of the pages, added a fancy cover and back then used a rivet thing to make holes in pages and threaded with cord and made a knot on the front.

It's a good idea to do a couple of stitches as its set on machine then vary width and length to make a reference and write changes with a micron pen alongside. Unless you have a fancy Bernina with a million stitches and you'll lose the will to live after a few pages :lol:

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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 11:32 #115271

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Thanks Margo. I guess I am not the only impatient person out there. Lot of comments. Last update was Jan. 2014 and they are still working to find the right paper.
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 11:25 #115265

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Cathy, here is info about Steam A Seam: http://warmcompany.com/sas-update.html


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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 10:59 #115261

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I have not been able to find my Stable Stuff, but I did find my Heat an Bond lite. I may have to use it for the Raphsody if I can't find a shop with Soft Fuse. What was wrong with the Steam a Seam II? I really liked it. I don't know why they change things when the seem to work fine to me. :? :? For the Stitch Bible I am using some heavier interfacing. I want it stiff. I will back the pages together and overlock the edges.
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 03:45 #115234

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Now a little off topic here, but I use Ricky's stabilizer under the letters in the BOM, because I want them to have that little extra puff, so I tear away around the letter and leave it under the letter

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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 04 Feb 2014 01:27 #115228

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I think any fusible interfacing will do for the stitch bible. You will be putting two pages together so you don't want it to be too bulky for that. As for the letter F I used Ricky Tims Stable stuff which is wonderful and tears away really easily when you are done.Hope that helps.
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 03 Feb 2014 18:13 #115215

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I plan on doing this project. It's just the kick I need, at least after the horrid January here! But I don't think I have ever bought stabilizer. Any suggestions? For the stitch bible but also for the applique 'f'?
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Re: Little Scraps of Magic 03 Feb 2014 16:32 #115205

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Rosemary--how about a heavy weight fusible interfacing?
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