Zigzag Stitch

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Decorative Stitching

 

stitches
Decorative Stitching

 

A zigzag stitch comes as a standard stitch on most machines.  While quilters rarely use this when piecing, the stitch can add decorative stitching to quilts.  If appliquéing by machine, a zig zag can be stitched along the edge to secure the appliqué to the background.  Some quilters also like to machine stitch the binding using a zig zag.

The pot holder above was decorated with zig zags along with some straight stitching.

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