About this Class
Join Christine Perrigo for a class on Stitch in the Ditch. Stitch in the Ditch (SID) can make or break a custom quilt. There is no need to dread SID on your next custom quilt. Instead, embrace the Statler tools you already know that will have you using SID like a pro. In this class, you will master digital ditch work without a ruler. Class is Statler specific.
Skill Level: Beginner
This class would be ideal for Statler quilters of all skill levels, including beginner.
A beginner is a student who:
- Is just getting started with their machine
- Has limited computer experience
- Has limited longarm experience
Course Contents: More than 70 minutes of video
Stitch in the Ditch, Ruler Base Plate, Open Toe foot, Lazer Light, Hand Surfing, Customizing Tool strip, Draw Line, Draw Arc, Mode Select, Project Properties, Pattern Properties, Stitch in Point, Tie Offs/ Bury Threads, Quilt Shrinkage, Snap Grid/End Point, Order Join, Combine Pattern, Nodes
Software: Project Properties
Software: Stitch Settings
Where to Click
Draw Line Basics
Draw Line Example
Draw Arc Basics
Draw Arc Fixing Mistakes
Draw Arc Example
Tie and Bury
Stitch in the Ditch (SID) can make or break a custom quilt. There is no need to dread SID on your next custom quilt. Instead, embrace the Statler tools you already know that will have you using SID like a pro. In this class, you will master digital ditch work without a ruler. Highlights of tools and features include; Draw line/arc; Toolbar customization; Project Properties; Getting your laser in sync with the needle; Tie and bury threads; Quilt stabilization; and ‘surfing’ with a ruler base. We will also focus on troubleshooting methods of how to deal with seams that are pressed to the side or open and what to do when the points don’t match. You will leave this class with a new appreciation for SID, and new tools to take that next custom quilt to the next level.
- This is a technique class.
- Become comfortable with Stitch in the Ditch (SID) using the tools in Creative Studio.
- Straight lines
- Address “why” and when you would choose to SID
- Anchor and square the blocks
- Create a line of stitching that fill can travel along
Why Stitch in the Ditch?
- Stabilize a section of the quilt
- Manage shrinkage
- Square up the piecing
- Seams will not pop up
- Allow a section of the piecing to pop up
- Create a line of stitching for fill to travel along