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Thread: machine applique using fusible interfacing

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Is it better to use a blanket stitch. I was thinking about using a blind hem stitch but wasn't sure if that would work. Would some machine applique quilters out there tell me if this would work. I have got my interfacing templates cut out I just need to sew them this week.

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    What effect are you looking for? Some do the blanket stich and some do the blind hem.

    I personally use the blanket stitch and most of the time use varegated thread-rainbow color so I don't have to change my thread. I have a really cool stitch on my sewing machine that makes it look almost embroidered. It's like a double stitch blanket stitch.

    Have fun.

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    Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day uses the blind hem stitch with the fusible interfacing method all the time. She discusses it in many of her videos. It must be OK.

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    you could use either one - it really just depends on the look of the finished product and which one you prefer.

    i find myself switching one project will look better with the blind hem and the next project looks better with the blanket stitch.

    just set up a sample and see which you prefer

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day uses the blind hem stitch with the fusible interfacing method all the time. She discusses it in many of her videos. It must be OK.
    Thanks, I was going for the hand applique look

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    The stitches will show on top of the applique, when machine stitching. Ofcourse, setting the width of the stitch very narrow will minimize how much the stitching will show.

    Try a few stitches on scraps, vary the width and type and see which you like the best :D

    You may want to use invisible thread on top if you don't want them to show :D:D:D

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