Recently I made a few journal covers and used many of the fancy stitches on my 820 for the quilting. Not all the stitches on the machine are suitable for quilting. I thought I would try to feature a stitch suitable for quilting with the dual feed every week on my blog. Not everyone is confident with free motion quilting so these stitches are can be used by those sewers who prefer to work with there walking foot.
Below are samples of variations of stitch 4 and how I stitched them. You can get your stitches to look like this by changing the stitch width and stitch length. These stitches are all 9mm wide.
Draw up either a horizontal or diagonal grid of your preferred size. I used a 1″ grid for the sake of demonstration but you can use a 2″ or 3″ grid etc on your quilt.
- Put the 20D open toe applique on and engage the dual feed.
- The top row of stitching is the default setting for stitch 4 so no changes have been made.
- The setting for the stitches on the horizontal grid are Width = 9mm and Length is 3.90
- This grid can be sewn either as parallel lines or cross hatched, both variations are shown on the Sample.
- Diagonal grid settings are:- Width 9mm and Length 3, you can see that by decreasing the stitch length the curves have become more wavy.
- This grid can also be stitched out as parallel lines or cross hatched. The choice is yours!