Securing function at seam end

I am just learning to use our new Bernina 640E and have been trying to
figure out how to make the securing function work.
The securing function works fine at the beginning of a stitch even
though I migth like to take 2 or 3 stitches instead of four.
However, at stitch end (blind hem or zig zag) the machine keeps normal
stitching (moving the fabric) until it has completed the entire stitch
pattern before securing.
Is there a way to use the securing function at seam end to secure my
seam "exactly" where I choose instead of at the end of the stitch
pattern?
Jerry in North Alabama
Reply to
MaleQuilter
Don't have a Bernina - but on my Janome the answer would be to turn off the stitch pattern where you want to stop, then end off. This assumes that your "securing function" is a few stitches up and down in (almost) one spot.
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CATS
On 25 Nov 2006 05:09:34 -0800, "MaleQuilter" wrote:
I don't have a Bernina, but would changing the stitch length to zero at the end help? Debra in VA See my quilts at
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Debra
Debra ends off sort of like I do. The securing function doesn't exactly do what I want so I always set my own. I keep the plain zigzag stitch set at nearly no length and no width. When I want to end securely, I just punch the zigzag stitch and do the number of stitches I like - which as you say is only 2 or 3 stitches. The default end-off gets a little bit too enthusiastic IMHO. I guess it would be okay on a canvas duffle bag. Polly
"Debra" wrote > I don't have a Bernina, but would changing the stitch length to zero
Reply to
Polly Esther
If you're straight stitching, no need to change the stitch length.... just "stall" the fabric under the needle for a couple of stitches.
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Kay Lancaster

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