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What stitch setting do I use for a satin stitch?

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Depending upon the machine, whether it is electronic or a manual setting, most settings for satin stitch are shown as a zigzag with Length being the primary changeable setting.
If you want a 1/4 inch stitch, your width should be set for 6mm. on an electronic machine with the Length at or about 0.3 mm.
On a manual machine you will have to adjust the length until you get the effect that you want.
In either case use a scrap of fabric to test your stitches and then record the settings that you like best.

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