Honeycomb stitch no. 9, Patchwork quilting – SINGER 6217 User Manual
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Honeycomb stitch no. 9
Use the Honeycomb Stitch for smocking,
mending and sewing stretch fabrics. Smock
ing is decorative stitching across evenly
spaced gathers of fabric.
To gather fabric
• Sew rows of straight stitches, 1 /4" apart,
across area to be smocked.
• Pull thread evenly, gathering fabric.
• Tie ends of every two rows of stitching
together to hold gathers in place.
• Baste a backing to wrong side of fabric.
To smock fabric
At dot (•)
Special Purpose (J)
General Purpose (A)
• Sew between rows of straight stitches.
• Pull out straight stitches when completed.
Patchwork quilting can be used effectively
on a wide range of household items.
• Cut fabric squares to the desired size.
• Join the alternating squares with the
• Finger-press open.
• After stitching, cut a backing to the full
size of the finished work.
• Create a quilted effect by basting a pad
ding layer to the backing.
• Stitch lengthwise and crosswise, overlap
ping the patches so the seams are
• Pull the threads to the underside of the
work, and trim.
• Finish by sewing a binding to the edges.