After serging the binding on my quilt with fusible thread, I stitch in the ditch with 100wt Invisafil by Wonderfil. Of course, any thread can be used for this but if you want your stitching to virtually disappear this is the thread to use.
Putting the binding on a quilt with fusible thread is a great technique to add to your bag of stitching tricks. The fusible thread goes into the looper and when you finish stitching the binding on the front you then turn the binding to the back against the fusible thread and press. Awesome way to attach the binding. In this video, I will show you an easy way to start and finish the binding. How to stitch off the corners to make the miters perfect and easy to turn and how to find the correct width of binding to cut. Let me know how you like it!
I am really loving piecing quilt tops with a serger. On my BERNINA L890 I have created a custom stitch so every time I want to piece a quilt I can just select the custom stitch. Awesome! The L890 can save up to 100 stitches. I am using the clear foot #C27 so I have a great view of the fabric as it passes the knife. I am not cutting any fabric as I stitch only the extra threads are coming off of the sides. Of course, this is best for quilt patterns that are not curved or intricate but I love making quilts that are simple but beautiful.
Skipped stitches can be very frustrating. You need to make sure your needle is new and is the correct type and size for your thread and project. Re-threading the machine both top and bobbin is many times the answer. Cleaning and oiling are mandatory. But after all this is said and done many times you are still having an issue.
I have made this video to show you how important the height of the foot in relation to the surface of the fabric can be. If there is too much room between the bottom of the foot and the fabric, you can get flagging which will cause skipped stitches. Flagging is where the fabric has room to move up and down with the needle.
I hope you enjoy the demonstration and it helps you to solve a skipped stitch mystery someday.