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Thread: Stitch for applique using fusible web?

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    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
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    Stitch for applique using fusible web?

    I have done machine applique with fusible web in the past, but I have only used a satin stitch. I want to try a buttonhole stitch. Is the line of stitching on the edge of the applique or next to it? If the color of the thread matches the flower or leaf, then I think it would easier be to sew just on the very edge. I have no idea how to do this, so here I am asking for help. thank you. J

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    I sew very close to it like you suggest.
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    When I do buttonhole stitch applique, the line of stitching is very close to the edge of the applique, not on it.

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    Me too...the line of stitching is just on the edge of the applique
    Blessings from Janice

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    i do the same as the others
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    Make a practice piece and try different things and different threads. See what you like and practice doing the points.
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    So it's needle on the cream background very close to the applique. Okay. I made a sample a few days ago. That's when I decided the satin stitch was putting down too much thread and changed the look of my flowers. I've tried the buttonhole stitch on two machines and I like the look better. Thank you for your responses.

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