Monday, April 15, 2013

Zig Zag



Today I did some quilting.

I'm trying out that zig-zag stitch on the table runner I'm working on and I really like it!

I figured I'd use it for the first time on something small that I'm not too invested in.  





The stitch length I'm using on my Bernina is 2.5 and the stitch width is 4.9.

 For the spacing I put the outer edge of my walking foot on the highest point, or farthest point I guess, of the previous row.

I'm also using the pattern reverse button every other row.  I don't think I've ever used that button before!  I'm not sure it's really necessary to do this, but it does offset the design a bit.

When it's finished I'll be sure to show you the results!



   

15 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

I can't wait to see the results!

Nicole said...

That looks amazing! This is so funny, I am using that exact same fabric collection to make my Hat Trick table topper for the Schnibbles thing for April. And I will be quilting mine with that same stitch!

Cheryl said...

I have used this kind of quilting several times and love the results.

Izzy said...

I love that stitch and used it this weekend actually! :-)

Needled Mom said...

It looks great. It makes a great pattern.

Lynn said...

I love the look! Thanks for the tips on how to do it, I'm going to try it.

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like the design...I'm planning on using it soon, thanks for the tips.

Houseelf said...

Good luck Michele. It looks great so far.

Stephanie said...

A very fun stitch!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Next time I quilt something, I plan on using this stitch. Looks great!

LynCC said...

oooOOOOOOoo - I wonder if my machine has a pattern reverse button. . . I've often thought frustratedly that it was very odd it only did the blanket stitch one direction. . . heh!

Candace said...

Ohhhh...it's wonderful, Michele! I've been wanting to give that stitch a try for some time now.
Cheers!

Fiesta said...

It looks great and that fabric looks like a lot of fun

Mama Pea said...

It looks really great! I like that for a quilting stitch.

Sarah said...

I really like this style of quilting. I wonder if my manual dial Pfaff can do it? I'm jealous of everyone being able to so it on their digital machines.