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Can I use a zig zag stitch on patchwork


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#1 Allie_D

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

I'm making my second patchwork quilt and want it to look a bit different to the first.  I've used rectangles instead of squares this time, but I was wondering if using a zig zag stitch would also look alright?  The thread is bright blue so it will stand out.

I've tried googling but couldn't find anything, so thought I would ask on here!

#2 PatG

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

Your quilt - your way!  I suggest practicing a bit first, make a fake section with all the layers you are planning to stitch through and test it out, adjusting width/length until you are happy.

#3 Allie_D

Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

Thanks original.gif  I did some practicing and then did the first row but the tentioning must have been wrong for a large zig zag and the whole row was very out of whack.  So I unpicked the whole row, turned the dial down so it did a smaller zig zag and it all came out ok.  There were a few times the tentioning went a little crazy and did them a bit close together, but all in all it wasn't too bad.





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