Stitch length on machine

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Registered: 09-10-2008
Stitch length on machine
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Mon, 12-28-2009 - 10:50am

I'm following a book on my DIY machine quilt journey. It recommends 8-10 machine stitches/inch. These look small to me. What do you recommend?

Jacquie, in snowy mid-IL

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 2:30pm

That's correct. Any bigger and there will be gaps in your seams when you iron them open. Any smaller and you run the risk of ripping the fabric. This holds true for just about any sewing project, not just quilting.

Chris

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