Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Has anyone done satin stitch applique with silk thread?

  1. #1
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    10,036
    Blog Entries
    1
    I am thinking of using MistyFuse for some easy fusible applique, with satin stitching around the edges. I satin stitched some fusible applique years ago but didn't much like the stiffness created by regular thread for the satin stitching. Was wondering if silk thread (100 wt?) would be nicer. I've never used silk thread; is it difficult to handle?

  2. #2
    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    3,410
    I use shiny, embroidery thread.

  3. #3
    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    at my sewing machine
    Posts
    1,975
    i've done it and i found it worked best with a stabilizer under the piece.

  4. #4
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,123
    Blog Entries
    47
    Do a test block and see how it works. Just a thought:)

  5. #5
    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,532
    Blog Entries
    11
    I love using silk thread for my satin stitch. I have managed to accumulate quite a collection! I like YLI silk thread and I use a size 60 needle. (Word of caution: most needle threaders on machines will not work with the 60 needle so you have to thread manually! - Now doesn't that make sense that the smallest needle can't be threaded automatically!)

    I use an embroidery thread in the bobbin because it less apt to cause tension issues with the silk thread.

    Try some practice pieces and have fun!

  6. #6
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,547
    i love using silk threads and use them for lots of different projects, including applique...i usually do a blanket stitch or small zig=zag instead of a satin stitch but i would think it would work just fine :thumbup:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.