Most of you know that I use a Juki (9″ throat) on a Grace frame to do my quilting. Don has promised me a new setup in the future but we haven’t decided when that will be. I’m pretty sure it will at least be next year so he can get over converting the barn to a studio first.
I have a Grace Sure Stitch on my Juki. It’s a stitch regulator and it works pretty well but it’s not quite as sensitive as I think it should be but it beats the heck out of me trying to get a consistent stitch on my own.
There’s been a discussion on the GraceMachineFrame list about the Sure Stitch and what the number settings mean. I decided to do a sample strip of all the numbers. #1 = long basting stitch on my machine. #9 is a tiny, close stitch. The user manual says the “stitch length” can be set from “1″ to “10″ but mine only goes to “9″.
I know this picture quality isn’t the best in the world but you can see that #1 is a loose stitch and they gradually get smaller all the way up to #9. #5 is the default setting.
I learned something new about my system today and I think that counts toward my Bucket List goal.