Stay Stitching

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Stay Stitching

New postby SmilieFace on Sat May 24, 2008 9:12 pm

So, I've noticed that some of my patterns call for stay stitching on various parts of the pattern. Other patterns do not have this step. What's the purpose of stay stitching? Do I always need to do it when the pattern calls for it? Should I not do it when the pattern does not call for it?
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Re: Stay Stitching

New postby HeyJudee on Sat May 24, 2008 9:35 pm

TTFN from Canada
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Re: Stay Stitching

New postby DorothyL on Sun May 25, 2008 7:30 am

I sometimes skip stay stitching if I am using a good firm fabric, there is not much of the edge that is bials cut, and I don't have to clip the edge to ease in a straight seam on a curved edge. But sometimes you really have to do it to prevent an edge from stretching out of shape. It is one of those things that if there is a question it is better to error in favor of caution since if a bias edge stretches out too much you kind of have to toss the piece -- unless you can steam it back into shape.
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Re: Stay Stitching

New postby temom on Sun May 25, 2008 7:32 am

Judy, those are great links.
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Re: Stay Stitching

New postby MartySews2 on Sun May 25, 2008 1:24 pm

For more professional looking results it is best to stay stitch on all garments even on infant or children's clothing.
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Re: Stay Stitching

New postby paroper on Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:25 pm

It can certainly save some real headaches if you do. Once that neck (or whatever) stretches out, you've got real problems.
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Re: Stay Stitching

New postby ddreev on Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:48 am

Pam, I'm glad to see you are back. We missed you.
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