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Thread: Machine Applique opinions needed please

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    Hello from snowed in Illinois!

    I am starting a quilt that is circles appliqued onto squares. I am using oriental prints. Also, I'm using the fusible applique method. Simple design, just time consuming so far.

    My question is: What stitch should I use for the applique? I have used the blanket stitch on the few projects I've done because it shows more. But with the theme being oriental, should i use a stitch that just barely catches the edge of the circles? And if I use a smaller, tighter stitch, will I have to worry about my edges fraying?

    Thanks so much for the help.... I can't wait to hear what everyone has to say.

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    If you are using the fusible method, you can use a blind hem stitch that takes 2 or 3 stitches and then makes a small bit into the applique to hold it. If it is a quilt that will be laundered often, I always go with the satin stitch just for my own peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    If you are using the fusible method, you can use a blind hem stitch that takes 2 or 3 stitches and then makes a small bit into the applique to hold it. If it is a quilt that will be laundered often, I always go with the satin stitch just for my own peace of mind.
    Sounds like good advice.

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    Thanks! Anyone else have an opinion? What about decorative stitches? Or would that be too much? I'm leaning to small blind hem. Or maybe a tiny satin stitch. I will do a sample of each and post today. Maybe some others, too.

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    I my experience with fusible the blind hem stitch doesn't hold up to washing very much. You get frayed edges. I know some people like that look, but I never do so I tend to satin stitch.

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    I like the look of decorative stitches on the edges :D
    Depending on the over all look of the quilt, you can sew the stitches up close to the edge, right on the edge, or 1/2 on and 1/2 off... There really aren't any rules, it is more according to the look you are trying to achieve.

    I like looser decorative stitches or the applique stitch better than satin stitching, it keeps the fabric/quilt softer feeling JMHO :D:D:D

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    i am sure it will be great no matter what

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