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Message Board > Creative Sewing > decorative stitch troubleshooting ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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decorative stitch troubleshooting
where can I find some info--my stitches aren't pretty.
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Date: 12/13/13 4:15 PM

Does anyone know where I might look for information about decorative stitches? I'm trying to do the snowflake stitch and they are coming out at stretched out open spikes. Not pretty. I have a Bernina activa 135 S.

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Date: 12/13/13 8:23 PM

Not familiar with the Bernina but on my Pfaff and Elna I have a "balance" feature which corrects the distortion of decorative stitches. On yours I think it is called the 'balance adjustment knob' on the side under the handwheel.

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Date: 12/13/13 10:30 PM

Thanks. I'll check it out when I get a chance later tonight.

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Date: 12/13/13 10:34 PM

okay, stole a second there and I think it worked! I'll have to give it a fuller test later, but thank you!!

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Date: 12/14/13 0:47 AM

If that doesn't work, try stabilizing your fabric underneath with interfacing or tear-away stabilizer.

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Date: 12/17/13 10:42 PM

Thanks so much Julkane! It worked! Here are some pictures of the tea towels I made for a housewarming present.
Tea Towels

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Date: 12/18/13 12:34 PM

They are all so very pretty! :-)

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Date: 12/18/13 6:00 PM

Thank you SewLibra! They are simple, but I saw some similar at Anthropologie and thought I could just do it myself!

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