i have always done applique by hand whether traditional or fusible. I have an old Bernina that I assumed didn't have an applique stitch so I have never even tried machine applique. Now I am thinking that the blind hem stitch might be one that others have used, is that right? If so do you use thread the color of the applique piece, as I would with hand applique? It seems like it will show more since more of the stitching is on the background fabric. I realize that sometimes I might want the thread to show as an accent to the piece. Also do you use some kind of stabalizer, if so what? Any help with this is so appreciated, thanks. I will always do some hand work because I love it, but for some things it would sure be nice to be able to do it on the machine.