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Re: how to lock beginning and ending stitches
Posted: April 24, 2009, 8:39 AM
Sorry to see that no one has bothered to give you an answer. I don't have the set down machine but I will try to explain how I begin and end.
First, I needle up/down and bring my bobbin thread to the top of the quilt. I hold needle/bobbin threads and take two very tiny stitches forward. Then I take one stitch back to the beginning of the two stitches and take two more tiny stitches trying to hit the same holes (rarily do but at least I try) Then I snip off the thread in my hand and sew away.
When I get to the end of my sewing I take two tiny stitches forward, one stitch back to the beginning of the two stitches and then two tiny stitches forward again trying to be right over the original stitches. I then have my needle up, pull my work away from the needle, hold the needle thread, put my work back to the needle (holding the needle thread) and needle down in the same hole I came out of then pull my fabric away from the needle, pull on the needle thread to bring up my bobbin thread, get a long loop and cut the bobbin thread near the end of the loop. I move my work so I can find which thread is still attached to the bobbin and which thread is attached to the quilt. The attached bobbin thread and the needle thread I tie a small square knot and trim threads.
I hope you can understand this but if you can't let me know and I'll see if I can explain it better.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.