Stitch Along March rules part 5

Posted by Ruth on 26 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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This week of the March stitch along is all about finishing off your piece, but before you continue on, I did want to mention that the gallery has been updated. Be sure to check it out: check out the Gallery

Rules for this week is to simply finish off your stitch along quilt. You can add more stitching if you like or add embellishments.

Here are some methods of finishing off:

Raw edge can be fun. Just select a decorative stitch on your machine and stitch around the edge. I often use this on Textile postcards.

Here is an example.... this is a funky kind of zigzag:

zigzag stitch along the raw edges shown in green thread

zigzag stitch along the raw edges shown in green thread

With the default setting it didn't feed through the machine as well as it should have. This is a good reason to test on a scrap before working on your master piece, but the raggedness makes for an interesting finish.

For the second sample, I increased the length of the stitch a little. This made it feed through a lot better, but maybe just a tad too much as I see a few raw threads visible. Of course, these can be trimmed and I can use fray check as a safety aid.

zigzag stitch along the raw edges shown in green thread this time spread out

zigzag stitch has increased stitch length

Good luck at getting your challenge piece finished.

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