I have made quite a few applique quilts for my grandchildren...using machine applique...now after they have used and washed these quilts....I am getting requests for repairs. Mostly on the ones I have used the satin stitch. They are falling off or parts of them are.
I used fusible backing and used the satin decorative stitch on my machine. They look nice and secure when I am done, but I wonder if the satin stitch isn't actually weakening the fabric and cutting it. The stitches are still there...the applique is lifting.
Have any of you experienced this and what do you do to fix the problem from happening again?