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RIBBING APPLICATION ELASTICAPPLICATION NARROWCASING BLINDHEM BARTACK BUTTONHOLE BUTTONSEWING - ATTACHING A BUTTON COUCHINGI COUCHINGII SCALLOPED EDGE BOBBIN WORK SHELLEDGING WINGNEEDLEWORK ROLLED AND WHIPPED EDGE LACE INSERTION TWINNEEDLEPINTUCKS FAGOTING FAUXTATTED / CROCHETEDEDGING APPLIQUE WITH BLANKET STITCH APPLIQUE WITH BLINDHEMSTITCH CRAZYQUILTING CREATE TRIPLE STRAIGHT STITCH BLANKETSTITCHEDGING NOTE : “ QQ ” willappear when the technique or stepappliesonlyto the Quantum Quilter .
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RIBBING APPLICATION The Overedge Stretch Stitch joins and finishes stretch seams in one step . This is ideal for applying ribbing in T - shirts and sweatshirts . Machine Setup Stitch : Overedge Stretch Stitch P Presser Foot : Overcasting Foot E Stitch Length : S Stitch Width : 6 or 7 Needle : YellowBand90 / 14 Materials Medium to heavy weight knit fabric - 6 ” x 6 ” square Ribbing - 3 ” x 6 ” Procedure � Cut a curve in the knit fabric to resemble a neckline . � Fold ribbing in half lengthwise . � Starting at the left side of the knit curve , place ribbing on front side of curve . Match all 3 cut edges and place under the foot . � Line up fabric edges with quide on foot E and stitch the length of the seam . � Stretch ribbing slightly to fit the cut edge of the knit . � When finished , lift foot and pull threads and fabric straight back behind foot and trim . NOTE : The overdege stretch stitch makes sewing seams in knits look as though they were finished on a serger . This stitch is stronger and more durablethanoverlock stitching . 1
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ELASTIC APPLICATION Usingstitcheswith built - in stretch , elastic can be applied directly to the fabric without having thread breakage when stretching the elastic . Machine Setup Stitch : Multi - ZigzagStitchF ( forsample ) HoneycombStitchF Presser Foot : General Purpose Foot C StitchLength : 1.5 StitchWidth : 7 Needle : YellowBand90 / 14 Materials Nylon Tricot 4 ” x 8 ” 3 / 8 ” wide elastic - 7 ” strip Procedure � Position elastic on fabric , end of elastic extending slightly beyond side of fabric , and keep elastic even with 5 / 8 ” seam line . � Hold elastic in front of and behind foot , and stretch slightly while sewing . � Trim top of fabric even with top edge of elastic . � Draw a line 5 / 8 ” away from top edge of tricot wrong side . � Position one end of elastic slightly off drawn line on tricot . � Lower presser foot and press needle up / down button to hold elastic in place ( QQ ) . [ For 7350 , manually lower needle into elastic . ] � Start stitching and hold elastic separately while stitching down center of elastic , pull slightly on elastic to create gathering . � Trim 5 / 8 ” edge flush with elastic edge . 2
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NARROW CASING Createanarrow casing for application of narrow ribbons , braids or elastic with the ClosedZigzagStitch , Zigzag Stitch , or Blanket Stitch . MachineSetup Stitch : Closed Zigzag Stitch E ( for sample ) ZigzagStitch ( alternative ) BlanketStitch ( alternative ) PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC StitchLength : S StitchWidth : 5 Materials Batiste or other medium to lightweight base fabric 1 / 8 ” wide ribbon Procedure � Position ribbon end on right side of fabric . � Stitch over the ribbon using the Closed Zigzag Stitch , being careful that the needle does not penetrate the ribbon on either edge . Note : Substitute narrow elastic for ribbon to make easy casings . Elastic can be easily adjustedtofitarea . Perfect for gathered areas on children’s clothes . 3
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BLINDHEM Provides a fast way to finish hems securely . Machine Setup 1 ( for raw edge finish ) Stitch : ZigzagStitchB PresserFoot : OvercastFootE StitchLength : 1.0 StitchWidth : 5 Needle : RedBand80 / 11 Machine Setup 2 ( to baste the fold ) Stitch : StraightStitchA PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeC StitchLength : 4 Stitch Width : 0 ( Center Needle Position ) TensionDial : 2 Machine Setup 3 ( to create the hem ) Stitch : BlindhemStitchC PresserFoot : BlindhemFootF Stitch Length : 2.5 - 3.5 StitchWidth : 3.4 TensionDial : 2 Materials Medium weight linen or shirting - type fabric 60 - 80weightthread Procedure � Fold under 1 ” and baste in place . � Position sample with wrong side facing up , and turn the hem back to the right side , creating a soft fold at the top edge of the hem . The bulk of the fabric is to the left of the foot . � Begin stitching – making sure the forward stitches fall near the ¼ ” fold , and the needle swing just bites into the fold , catching only 2 or 3 threads . Note : UsestitchDforhemmingfabrics with light stretch . 4
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BARTACK BUTTONHOLE Providesasturdy utilitarian buttonhole . Machine Setup Stitch : Buttonhole Stitch PresserFoot : ButtonholeFoot StitchLength : 0 - 1ButtonholeSymbol StitchWidth : 5 ( adjusttopersonalpreference ) Materials Shirtingfabric Buttontoestablish length of buttonholes Interfacingortear - away stabilizer Procedure � Place button in buttonhole foot to establish length . � Fold fabric in half crosswise , with interfacing between layers . � Place fabric under the foot in marked location . � Lower presser foot . � Lower Buttonhole Lever , and press toward back . � Begin sewing buttonhole . Note : Reset foot after each buttonhole by pushing the buttonhole lever toward thebackofthe machine . 5
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BUTTON SEWING - ATTACHING A 2 OR 4 HOLE BUTTON Easilyattachesbuttons using the basic Zigzag Stitch . Machine Setup Stitch : ZigzagStitchB PresserFoot : ButtonSewingFoot StitchWidth : Determined by button ( usually 3mm ) FeedDogs : DownPosition Materials Shirting One2 - holebutton Procedure � Fold fabric in half and place under foot . � Position the button on the fabric so that the holes in the button are between the toes of the foot . � Lower the presser foot to hold the button in place . � Turn the hand wheel towards front of machine and into the right or left hole . � Adjust the stitch width dial to fine tune the swing of the needle into the other hole . � Recheck the swing of the needle into the other hole and then use foot control to stitch 5 - 6 stitches . � Before removing the button and fabric from the machine , dial to straight stitch . Leave width at current setting and stitch in place for three stitches . This forms a tie - off on the back side to secure button . � Apply a liquid fray - preventer on the backside of fabric on the knots . Trim threads after they dry , being careful not to cut thread knots . Note : - Remember to raise the feed dogs . Use the needle up / down button twice to bringupfeed dogs easily ( QQ ) . - You can also use the button sewing foot for attaching curtain rings , snaps and hook and eye closures . 6
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COUCHING I Couching is the process of applying cords , pearls , braids , ribbons , or other trims totherightside of the fabric . Machine Setup Stitch : ZigzagBorDecorativeStitchE PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC Stitch Length : 3 or 4 StitchWidth : Adjust according to trim width Material MonofilamentThread StringPearls FeltorStabilizedWoven Fabric Procedure � Lay pearls or other couching trim on top of fabric . � Stitch , adjusting width to ensure the stitch slightly encases trim . 7
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COUCHING II Machine Setup Stitch : H PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC Stitch Length : 4 StitchWidth : 7 Material FeltorStabilizedFabric 2 strands 1 / 8 ” wide ribbon ( satin or grosgrain works best ) Decorativethreadtocoordinate or contrast with ribbon Procedure � Lay ribbon , braid , or other trim on fabric . � Stitch ribbon in place , taking care to avoid piercing the trim with the needle . 8
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SCALLOPED EDGE This delicate scallop stitch creates a beautiful , delicate edging for dresses , blouses , lingerie and children’s clothing . Machine Setup Stitch : ScallopStitchN PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC StitchLength : 0 - 1ButtonholeSymbol StitchWidth : 7 Materials Lightweight fabric , such as batiste Rinse - away stabilizer 30weightdecorativethread Procedure � Fold fabric in half . � Place stabilizer under fold , extending 1 ” beyond fabric edge . � Stitch a row of scallops . Align center of foot on folded edge . � Trim away excess stabilizer , then rinse with water to remove remaining stabilizer . stabilizer 9
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BOBBIN WORK Threads , ribbons or fine trims that are too large for the eye of the needle can be placed in the bobbin . Wind the thread , ribbon or trim onto the bobbin and sew with fabric’s wrong side face up . The ribbon will stitch on fabric’s right side , creating a bold , textured effect to projects . Machine Setup Stitch : Double Reinforced Blanket Stitch H ( for sample ) Stitch I ( alternative ) StitchQ ( alternative ) ( Any open stitch that does not have too muchforward / reverse or side - to - side movementworkswell . ) Presser Foot : GeneralPurposeFoot C Stitch Length : 3 Stitch Width : 7 Materials Felt or Stabilized Fabric ( for sample ) 2mm Silk Ribbon Procedure � Hand - wind ribbon onto bobbin , insert bobbin into the machine . � Place matching thread through the needle . � With wrong side of the fabric facing up , stitch a row of stitch H . � Stop with the needle in the far right position , with the needle down . � Pivot the work and stitch in the opposite direction , aligning the stitches so that they meet the previous row in the center . Note : - Use this technique to create textured effects for use in crazy quilts . - Experiment with other stitches . 10
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SHELL EDGING This stitch provides a delicate decorative edging on stretch or lingerie fabrics . Machine Setup Stitch : OveredgeStitch Presser Foot : GeneralPurposeFoot C StitchLength : 2 StitchWidth : 4 Materials NylonTricot 5 ” x 8 ” Procedure � Fold fabric up 1 ” in on the long edge of the fabric . � Sew a row of stitching , allowing the needle to slightly fall off the fold when it swings to the right . � Trim excess fabric 1 / 4 ” away from straight edges . Note : This stitch also works well on lightweight woven fabrics cut on the bias . 11
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WING NEEDLE WORK Wonderful effects can be created by simply stitching geometric shapes , straight lines , cross - hatching , etc . , with a wing needle . This is an unique embellishment forready - to - wear garments , such as a linen blouse , lingerie or special occasion gowns . Machine Setup Stitch : Feather Stitch G PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFoot C Needle : WingNeedle StitchLength : S StitchWidth : 4 - 7 Note : Donotusebuilt - inneedle threader with wing needle in machine . Materials Linenorothernatural fiber fabric – spray starched for added firmness 60 - 80 weight white sewing thread 60 - 80weightwhitesewing thread in bobbin Procedure � Trace a design onto fabric using chalk , water - soluble or air - soluble marker . ( usestencils , templates or create a design ) � Stitch along the drawn lines of the design . Note : Forbestresultsinwing needle stitching , the stitch needs forward - back movement , so that the needle penetrates the same hole more than once . By reducing the width of the feather stitch to zero , this action is accomplished , and the desired holes will remain in the fabric . 12
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ROLLED AND WHIPPED EDGE This is an heirloom sewing technique , in which a small amount of fabric is rolled to finish the edge of fine fabrics , also making the edge more durable . Machine Setup Stitch : ZigzagStitchB PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC StitchLength : 1 StitchWidth : 3 Needle : RedBand80 / 11 Materials Batiste Flat cotton lace 60 - 80weight cotton embroidery thread Procedure � Starch lace on both sides . � Place lace on fabric , right sides together . Fabric should extend 1 / 8 ” beyond lace . � Set width of the zigzag so the left swing of the needle stitches into the lace header , and the right swing extends over the fabric edge . � The fabric will roll up as the needle swings back to the left . Note : Upper tension may need to be reduced . XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 13
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LACEINSERTION Stitch the lace on top of the fabric , then trim fabric away from underneath to createabeautifulheirloom lace insertion . Machine Setup Stitch : ZigzagStitchB PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFoot C StitchLength : 1.0 StitchWidth : 2.0 - 2.5 Needle : RedBand80 / 11 Note : Adjustwidth as desired . Materials Batiste Stripoflace 60 - 80weight fine cotton thread Procedure � Starch lace and batiste . � Center lace right side up lengthwise on batiste . � Stitch lace to fabric by sewing a zigzag stitch down edges of lace . Try to just clear the heading on the lace . the lace down the center . � Carefully cut the fabric under � Turn these raw edges back away from the lace and finger press . � Finish fabric’s edges by sewing a small zigzag through all layers , being careful not to catch too much lace . � Turn fabric over and trim excess fabric seam allowances away . Note : A nice touch can be added by stitching a row of Hemstitching down each sideofthelace . Use the Feather Stitch G with length at 2 and width at 0 , andawing needle . 14
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TWIN NEEDLE PINTUCKS Useatwin needle and a straight stitch to make raised “ tucks ” in fabric . Pintucking addsaneleganttouch to heirloom work , an interesting effect to crazy quilting , and texture to wearable art . Machine Setup Stitch : StraightStitchA PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC Stitch Length : 2 Tension : 6 Materials Batiste 2.0Twin Needle Accessory Spool Pin ( optional accessory ) required Note : DonotuseBuilt - in Needle Threader . Procedure � Refer to manual for threading . � Pull thread in the fabric to establish straight line for first tuck . � Stitch guiding the space between the two needles over the area of the pulled threads . � Stitch several rows of pintucks . Use edge of foot as a guide against previous pintuckto keep rows straight . Note : - Spray starch may be needed for additional sizing on some fabrics – especially the polyester blends . - Try Shadow Pintucks – use dark color thread in bobbin . - Try Corded Pintucks – feed cord through a hollow plastic coffee stir stick taped to the bed of the machine , in front of the foot . - Optional Pintuck Foot is available to help space pintucks closer together without flattening . 15
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FAGOTING The Fagoting stitch can be used to join two fabrics with an open lattice - like effect . Machine Setup 1 Stitch : StraightStitchA Presser Foot : General Purpose C StitchLength ; 4 StitchWidth : 0 ( centerneedleposition ) Tension : 2 Machine Setup 2 Stitch : FeatherStitchG Presser Foot : General Purpose Foot C Stitch Length : 2 to 3 StitchWidth : 7 Needle : RedBand90 / 14 Materials Linen - likefabric8 ” x 4 ” , cut into two 4 ” x 4 ” pieces Rinse - awaystabilizer 25wt . cotton thread in bobbin and needle Procedure � Fold 4 ” pieces in half and press . � Lay stabilizer under one piece of fabric , extending away from folded edge 1 ” . � Set machine for Setup 1 . � Baste stabilizer to fold by stitching 1 / 2 ” away from folded edge . � Repeat step with other edge , leaving approximately 1 / 4 ” gap between the two folded edges . � Set machine for Setup 2 . � Center open area with stabilizer under the foot . � Stitch down the stabilizer , slightly catching the edges of the folds . � Remove basting stitches and stabilizer . Note : - Create rolled and whipped edges on both fabric pieces before doing the fagoting , for a more secure finish . - Fabric can also be secured to stabilizer by means of adhesive spray . 16
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FAUX TATTED / CROCHETED EDGING This technique creates an elegant lacy edge that appears to have been either tattedorcrochetedby hand . It is a lovely finish on collars , cuffs , linen towels , valance hems , and many other projects . Machine Setup Stitch : Multi - ZigzagF PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC StitchLength : 1 StitchWidth : 7 Needle : RedBand90 / 14 Materials Linen - likefabric – starched , with one long edge hemmed 25wt . cotton thread in both needle and bobbin Rinse - away stabilizer – folded to create double layer Procedure � Position stabilizer under the hemmed edge of the fabric , with the bulk of the fabric to the left of the presser foot . � Stitch so that the left swing of the needle just penetrates the folded edge of the fabric , and the rest of the stitch penetrates the stabilizer . � Secure thread tails on both ends by tying square knots before trimming them . � A drop of liquid fray preventer will ensure that stitching will not come undone . 17
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APPLIQUE WITH REINFORCED BLANKET STITCH This unique reinforced blanket stitch provides durability when securing dimensional appliqués . The stitch is ideal for appliquéing polar fleece or thick fabrics . It is also perfect for creating a “ country - look ” or “ hand - picked ” look appliqué . Machine Setup Stitch : BlanketStitchH PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC StitchLength : 1 - 3 StitchWidth : 3 - 7 Materials Polarfleece , felt , or stabilized background fabric Polarfleeceappliqué shape 25wt . cotton thread Tear - awaystabilizer Spray - on adhesive Procedure � Fuse appliqué shape in place using spray - on adhesive . � Lay tear - away stabilizer under background fabric . � Position stitch H so that the straight stitches penetrate the background fabric , and the needle swing penetrates the appliqué piece . Stitch counterclockwise . � Trim any excess polar fleece away from outside of appliqué . Note : - For an invisible “ hand - picked ” look use monofilament thread . - Use the needle up / down to stop needle in down position when turning curves on appliqué . ( QQ ) - Experiment with stitches G or I for another “ country - style ” look . 18
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APPLIQUE WITH BLINDHEM STITCH Ahand - stitchedlook can be achieved using monofilament thread in the needle andtheblindhemstitch to appliqué . Machine Setup Stitch : BlindhemStitchC PresserFoot : GeneralPurposeFootC StitchLength : 2 Stitch Width : 1 to 2 Needle : RedBand80 / 11 Materials Cottonbackgroundfabric Appliquéshape Monofilamentthread Procedure � Fold under edge of appliqué shape . � Position stitch so that the “ straight “ part of the stitch penetrates the backgroundfabric and the needle swing or the zigzag part of the stitch penetrates the appliqué shape . Note : - As a general rule , when using monofilament thread , use “ clear ” monofilament for l light color fabrics , and “ smoke ” colored monofilament for darker colors . - Try using blind hem foot to help guide stitch around the appliqué . 19
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CRAZY QUILTING Crazy quilting is done by stitching scraps of velvets , silks , satins and other finefabricsonto a foundation fabric . The fabrics are various shapes . The seams are then embellished with decorative stitches , often done with decorative threads . This technique is popular , and can be used in wear ableart , homedecorator projects and more . Machine Setup Stitch : F , G , H , I , L , M , N , O Stretch A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , K , N , O , P , Q PresserFoot : General Purpose Foot C StitchLength : Adjust according to preference Stitch Width : Adjust according to preference Materials : Fabricscraps Foundationfabricorpaper Procedure Crazy - piece the scraps onto the foundation fabric or paper , starting from the center and working outward . Select desired decorative stitch and center the stitching over the seam lines . . Use rayon , metallic or other decorative threads XXXXX X Note : Reference Singer Quilting Bible for more ideas on crazy quilting . 20
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CREATE TRIPLE STRAIGHT STITCH This stitch is wonderful for built - in strength ! Use for any seam where extra stress could be a problem , such as center back seam on pants . Use this stitch to recreate professional topstitching . Machine Setup Stitch : Reinforced Straight Stitch A Stitch Length : S Stitch Width : 0 Needle : RedBand90 / 14 Materials Denim or shirting 6 ” x 6 ” , cut in half Procedure Put wrong sides together , aligning cut edges . Stitch a 5 / 8 ” seam down one long side . Seam is now stronger than even three rows of straight stitching . Adjust machine settings as follows : Stitch Length : S Stitch Width : 7 ( far left needle position ) Presser Foot : Blindhem Foot F Press seam allowance to left side of seam . Adjust screw on blindhem foot until the white guide is far right . Position fabric under foot , putting guide in seam well . Stitch straight to end of seam . 21
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BLANKET STITCH EDGING A wonderful decorative detail that can be used in place of topstitching . It is especially effective on fleece projects . Machine Setup Stitch : BlanketStitchH Stitch Length : 4 Stitch Width : 7 Needle : RedBand90 / 14 Materials Heavy decorative thread in needle and bobbin Fleece Rinse - away stabilizer Size 14 machine needle 25 weight cotton thread Procedure Position fabric with raw edge on left . Place stabilizer under polar fleece . Extend stabilizer 1 ” beyond fleece edge . Stitch so that the forward motion stitches enter the stabilizer , and the needle swing enters the fleece . 22
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