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Do you use your decorative stitches?

mudcat

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2019, 16:21:44 PM »
I will add that I do use the utility stitches.  Primarily the seam/overcast and the blanket stitch.  I have one stitch that does a wavy S shape that's fairly long and tend to use that when I quilt diagonally because then I don't have to concern myself with trying to obtain perfectly straight grids. 

I have found the seam/overcast on my Viking #1 is more secure than the one from the serger.

Roger

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2019, 00:17:36 AM »
I use the 500a for decorative stitching sometimes, it has a load of built in stitches and the cams which are nice too, but I don't use them often.
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MitchOfTheNorth

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2019, 01:41:26 AM »
I've only used the decorative stitches for crazy quilting - something that I want to do more of.
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Celia

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2019, 09:37:28 AM »
I've only used the decorative stitches for crazy quilting - something that I want to do more of.
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Thank you for this suggestion
Yes that is a thought, I have done that in the past and I would like to do more, I did also do some heirloom stitches to decorate the fabric once, the only trouble is some of them take a long time to do if the item is too big.

Sara-S

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2019, 23:34:01 PM »
My Brother machine does a bunch of decorative stitches as well as some basic lettering. So I will sometimes bracket lettering with these.  E.g.  <3 name  <3
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Iminei

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2019, 04:30:07 AM »
I could sell this one  but that leaves me without a good large size alphabet and here the question starts again which machine???

The largest font on a regular sewing machine, at least on the Janomes (that I know of) is 9mm ... hardly billboard lettering but then I got Elvis to help me out if I want anything larger ...

The Splurges largest lettering (9mm)



Elvis's (not largest but you can work out the difference from the scale of the Blanket stitch)

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mums sewing machine

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2019, 10:03:38 AM »
I haven’t made anything like full use of the decorative stitches, but I do use them when I patch jeans  and things. I’m a fan of visible mending, so if I can use a decorative stitch as well then I’m happy  0_0
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HenriettaMaria

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2019, 12:54:54 PM »
I use some of the decorative stitches, most specifically the sine wave one - handy for household things.  Most of the rest are a bit meh.  The lettering isn't all that - looks very like the first of Iminei's examples.  Instead, if I have to put a name on the inside of a garment, something I do if I'm making for re-enactors, I use the free motion option and 'handwrite' it.

BlueCat

Re: Do you use your decorative stitches?
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2019, 13:37:40 PM »
I use a lot of the decorative stitches on my Janome 8900, mainly in metallic threads, to add texture and variety to the ‘panels’ I make.
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