Dear Jan,
When I am sewing several rows of decorative stitches, I program the automatic locking stitch to end each row. Sometimes this gives me too many stitches at the end and distorts my last pattern. How can I prevent this? -Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,
The automatic locking stitch will take 4 stitches to lock your pattern. On lightweight fabric you may not need all 4 stitches. In this case, simply press the stop button or take your foot off the pedal after sewing the desired number of stitches. Here's a time saving trick to secure the beginning and end of each row of patterns. If you are doing several rows of the same pattern, let the machine take 2 stitches, then stop and move to next row to begin sewing. The additional 2 stitches will be saved to lock the beginning of your next row.