What does stitch length mean?

What does 2.5 stitch length mean?

When it comes to stitch length, some machines use a metric length such as 2.5 or 3.0. This tells you that each stitch is 2.5 or 3.0 millimeters long. Different sewing machines indicate stitch length differently. Other machines use an English stitches-per-inch setting such as 12 or 15 or 20.

What does stitch width and length mean?

The stitch width adjustment gives the machine the ability to go from a straight line stitch to a zigzag stitch. Stitch Width. The stitch length determines how much fabric is fed under the presser foot.

What stitch length and tension should I use?

What stitch length should I use?

What is the best stitch for: Suggested Stitch Length (mm) Stitches Per Inch
Standard Stitch Length 2.5 – 3.0 8 – 10
Basting stitch 5.0 – 7.0 4 – 5
Stay-stitching 1.5 – 2.0 12 – 8
Top-stitching – light/medium weight 3.0 – 3.5 7 – 8

What should the stitch length be to quilt?

For straight stitching, it is advised to set your machine’s stitch length to 2.5 to 3.0 or about 8-12 stitches per inch. This range works quite well for a majority of machine quilting but there are always exceptions when you make a rule. For threads with sparkle or shine, use a longer stitch length.

What is a medium stitch length?

2.5 – 3mm is the average stitch length range that should be used for medium weight fabrics. 4 – 5mm is the long stitch length range that should be used for basting and topstitching. Stitches for Dummies puts it this way: The average stitch length for mid-weight fabrics is 2.5 to 3 mm/10 to 12 spi.

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