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Thread: Machine applique question..

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    So I am trying to teach myslef machine applique.
    To start, I am bringing my bobbin thread up and using a blanket stitch, but I am having trouble on how to finish the stitch,that very last stitch is not looking pretty after I cut the thread, what do I do?
    :( :?:

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    I think it's just practice, but I would leave your end tails long and hand stitch them in, you have more control that way :D

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    I have been told that just like with machine quilting, you can turn your stitch length down very small and almost stitch in place for a few stitches and it will lock it. Someone please correct me if this is wrong!!

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    I use the "fix" option on my machine, so that is probably the same thing as doing up & down in the same spot, then I pull the threads both through to the back & clip them

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    I am going to practice the blanket stitch on my machine this week.

    Since I have not ventured in this area prior to today, I am especially thankful for the question posted and the informative reply by more than one quilter :)

    Piecefully yours,
    Kay Susan

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    I use the "fix" option on my machine, so that is probably the same thing as doing up & down in the same spot, then I pull the threads both through to the back & clip them
    aha, a light bulb just went on in my head, pull them to back and clip them, duh.
    Thanks all

    Candi

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    I pull mine to the back also!

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    Same :-)

    A couple of stitches in the same place, then through to the back and clip.

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