1/4 stitches or 3/4 stitches?

1/4 stitches or 3/4 stitches?

Post by xray » Thu, 12 Jun 2003 02:32:58



I am doing a project with many fractional stitches.  This pattern has a
ribbon design that I am working on.  Ther a many 1/4 stitches that make up
this ribbon to give it a weaving appearance.  It appears to be weaving
through shells.

My ? is, on the edges of the ribbon,  should the stitch be 1/4 of the ribbon
color and let the outlining color thread make up the other half.   OR
shouldl I do the stitch 3/4 with the ribbon color and I would still have to
outline it with the outline color.  Can anyone follow what I am saying.  I
am concerned because in the past my outlining around a 3/4 stitch never
seemed to lie nicely.  It could be the way I am stitching.  I am using
q-snaps on a floor stand and using evenweave 28 ct.

I am really interested in the outcome of the piece.  What do you think would
look better.  I am also railroading and I would like to enter it for
competiton perhaps next year.  Hopefully some of you can answer back.  I
would really appreciate it.

 
 
 

1/4 stitches or 3/4 stitches?

Post by Brenda Lewi » Thu, 12 Jun 2003 03:14:38


I normally would do 3/4 stitch (2 strands) in the ribbon color and then
do the outline color (1 strand) along side it--use a laying tool to make
certain the outline really stays outside the ribbon.  I've tried it (on
various designs) with just the 1/4 stitch and outline and just don't
like the fabric coverage, especially if there is a high contrast between
fabric and floss colors.  I suppose if you were working on fine enough
fabric to use one strand for everything, it might not make such a
difference.  It is, however, totally a matter of what you think looks
better.  Try it both ways on a matching s***of fabric, if possible,
and decide which one you like better.  You actually do not even need to
be consistent throughout the design--if the fractional stitch is on an
item in the foreground of the design you might want to do 3/4 whereas
you might use just 1/4 if it is in the background.

Quote:

> I am doing a project with many fractional stitches.  This pattern has a
> ribbon design that I am working on.  Ther a many 1/4 stitches that make up
> this ribbon to give it a weaving appearance.  It appears to be weaving
> through shells.

> My ? is, on the edges of the ribbon,  should the stitch be 1/4 of the ribbon
> color and let the outlining color thread make up the other half.   OR
> shouldl I do the stitch 3/4 with the ribbon color and I would still have to
> outline it with the outline color.  Can anyone follow what I am saying.  I
> am concerned because in the past my outlining around a 3/4 stitch never
> seemed to lie nicely.  It could be the way I am stitching.  I am using
> q-snaps on a floor stand and using evenweave 28 ct.

> I am really interested in the outcome of the piece.  What do you think would
> look better.  I am also railroading and I would like to enter it for
> competiton perhaps next year.  Hopefully some of you can answer back.  I
> would really appreciate it.

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1/4 stitches or 3/4 stitches?

Post by Cheryl Isaa » Thu, 12 Jun 2003 07:24:37


Exactly what I would have said!
Cheryl


Quote:

> I normally would do 3/4 stitch (2 strands) in the ribbon color and then
> do the outline color (1 strand) along side it--use a laying tool to make
> certain the outline really stays outside the ribbon.  I've tried it (on
> various designs) with just the 1/4 stitch and outline and just don't
> like the fabric coverage, especially if there is a high contrast between
> fabric and floss colors.  I suppose if you were working on fine enough
> fabric to use one strand for everything, it might not make such a
> difference.  It is, however, totally a matter of what you think looks
> better.  Try it both ways on a matching s***of fabric, if possible,
> and decide which one you like better.  You actually do not even need to
> be consistent throughout the design--if the fractional stitch is on an
> item in the foreground of the design you might want to do 3/4 whereas
> you might use just 1/4 if it is in the background.


>> I am doing a project with many fractional stitches.  This pattern has a
>> ribbon design that I am working on.  Ther a many 1/4 stitches that make up
>> this ribbon to give it a weaving appearance.  It appears to be weaving
>> through shells.

>> My ? is, on the edges of the ribbon,  should the stitch be 1/4 of the ribbon
>> color and let the outlining color thread make up the other half.   OR
>> shouldl I do the stitch 3/4 with the ribbon color and I would still have to
>> outline it with the outline color.  Can anyone follow what I am saying.  I
>> am concerned because in the past my outlining around a 3/4 stitch never
>> seemed to lie nicely.  It could be the way I am stitching.  I am using
>> q-snaps on a floor stand and using evenweave 28 ct.

>> I am really interested in the outcome of the piece.  What do you think would
>> look better.  I am also railroading and I would like to enter it for
>> competiton perhaps next year.  Hopefully some of you can answer back.  I
>> would really appreciate it.

 
 
 

1/4 stitches or 3/4 stitches?

Post by wild » Fri, 13 Jun 2003 07:57:39


I actually do the 1/4 stitch and then the outline on it. I also found I
get a bulky and uneven appearacne around the edge if I do it the other
way. Even a laying tool didnt help - if you lay it on top it bulks up,
if you lay it alongside it forms a weird looking curve from hole to hole
instead of a nice straight line and this looks messy if it goes for a
distance.

but thats just what happens when I stitch!!

Jacinta

Quote:

> I am doing a project with many fractional stitches.  This pattern has a
> ribbon design that I am working on.  Ther a many 1/4 stitches that make up
> this ribbon to give it a weaving appearance.  It appears to be weaving
> through shells.

> My ? is, on the edges of the ribbon,  should the stitch be 1/4 of the ribbon
> color and let the outlining color thread make up the other half.   OR
> shouldl I do the stitch 3/4 with the ribbon color and I would still have to
> outline it with the outline color.  Can anyone follow what I am saying.  I
> am concerned because in the past my outlining around a 3/4 stitch never
> seemed to lie nicely.  It could be the way I am stitching.  I am using
> q-snaps on a floor stand and using evenweave 28 ct.

> I am really interested in the outcome of the piece.  What do you think would
> look better.  I am also railroading and I would like to enter it for
> competiton perhaps next year.  Hopefully some of you can answer back.  I
> would really appreciate it.

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1/4 stitches or 3/4 stitches?

Post by Lynn Hanse » Fri, 13 Jun 2003 08:05:33



Quote:

> My ? is, on the edges of the ribbon,  should the stitch be 1/4 of the ribbon
> color and let the outlining color thread make up the other half.   OR
> shouldl I do the stitch 3/4 with the ribbon color and I would still have to
> outline it with the outline color.  Can anyone follow what I am saying.  I
> am concerned because in the past my outlining around a 3/4 stitch never
> seemed to lie nicely.  It could be the way I am stitching.  I am using
> q-snaps on a floor stand and using evenweave 28 ct.

I'm not always happy with the way the backstitch lays atop the 3/4
stitches underneath.  Sometimes it seems to bow around them a bit.  But
I'm also not happy with the coverage of using only 1/4 stitches and
backstitching over them.  I tend to error on the side of more coverage
with a potentially bowed backstitch especially if I'm using a lower
count fabric.  (28 is borderline)  On a 32 count or higher, I'm more
likely to be happy with the 1/4 stitches and backstitching.

I know that's not much of an answer.  Kinda boils down to "it depends."

Lynn