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!

Piecing a quilt with a BERNINA L890

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.