So, I haven't posted much here...I am definitely a lurker, but you guys were the first people I thought of when Google didn't help. :-)
I just bought a new Brother PC420 a few weeks ago and am in the process of teaching myself how to applique on it. I have been taking all of the suggestions on here and playing with different stitches and widths and lengths.
My issue is this: my machine has a default blanket stitch (which I LOVE the look of) but for some reason instead of making the L and than going forward to the next one, it takes a step back and reinforces the previous straight line (on the outside of the applique) before going forward to start the next L. I have tried turning off reinforcement and that didn't help.
I see the perfect looking blanket stitches on here and mine are very heavy looking because of that extra stitch on every straight line. I am trying to not have to design my own stitch but that is what it is looking like.
Does anyone have any suggestions?