Securing and or removing a chainstitch

Let me show you how easy it is to secure a chainstitch or coverstitch so it stays locked in place when you need it too. It is also easy to find the correct thread to pull so that the chainstitch or coverstitch just zips off. This is a great way to sew together a muslin when making a garment so that you can easily remove the stiches to adjust for fit. Whatever you need these stitches for these are a couple of techniques you need to know.

Stitch in the Ditch of your binding after serging it on with fusible thread in the back.

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.

Binding with fusible thread on a serger.

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!

Skipped Stitches Fixed!

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.

Quilt label with fusible backing for a perfect turned edge.

Here is a video that I found from last January that shows using fusible for a backing to your quilt label so that it is perfectly turned and easily applied ready to hand stitch in place. Since I just showed you how to create this type of quilt label with lettering, I was very happy to find that I had made a video showing the actual process of turning it for application to the quilt back.

Part 4 Quilt Labels and Lettering with BERNINA V8 Software

Here is the last video of this 4 part series, Quilt Labels and Lettering with BERNINA V8 software. In this video, I show you how to use sculptured fancy fill, elastic lettering, rotate a hoop, use a built-in design and more. I hope you find it useful!