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Thread: Sites to learn hand applique

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    Super Member donnaree59's Avatar
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    Sites to learn hand applique

    I recently made a baby quilt by machine applique... My little old Brother machine has about had all the zigzag it wants to do. It had started knotting up thread etc., causing me HEADACHES before I finished. So now, I have another idea in mind that requires some applique, but not the whole quilt. I thought I'd try hand applique or that kind where you have the stitches showing on the outside of the design (can't remember what it is called..duh...call it a menopause moment!). Can anyone give me an idea where to look? I know there are so many ways to do this, just thought I'd like to hear thoughts from people who actually applique. I am wanting to put a single flower on a probably a 6" square and then a heart on the next one... I really think the kind with the stitches showing is what I'm wanting. Not a lot of stitching, but I don't want it to fall off when washed! Thanks for any help.

    P.S. I searched on here for "how to applique" and got pages of things to sift through. If you have a favorite post that would help, would sure appreciate it!

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    Super Member Val in IN's Avatar
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    I think you're looking for a "buttonhole" stitch. If you google hand applique, buttonhole stitch, how to, you should be able to find tutorials on how to do this. Your machine might even be able to do it. I have a Brother and it has that stitch. It looks like this: _l_l_l_l Hope this helps you, Good Luck!

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    That's it! For the life of me, at that time, I could not remember the word. I will look on my machine and try googling. There are probably youtube videos too! Thanks!

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    Re: my post above.... It is also called a Blanket Stitch. Hope this helps.

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    I do machine applique and some hand too. I use wonder under to adhere the applique to the item and the you can pick which stitch you want to use. The satin stitch will keep the fabric from fraying the most, but the blanket stitch looks nicer. My biggest tip to you is use something under the quilt when you applique...like tear away stabilizer, coffee filter, tissue. This keeps it from puckering. Enjoy.

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    This blog has excellent information on how to applique and you can sew it down by hand or machine
    http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...lique-lessons/

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