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Thread: Applique I need honest advise

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    I am trying my hand for the 1st time at applique. I need to know if im doing anything wrong, I am in a swap and want it to be right. Thanks
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    ok will add more of not so close maybe they wont be blurry

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    i think the stitches are fine, looks like good work to me

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    It looks fine to me. If you wanted, you could use monofilament to make the applique stitches even more transparent.

    I like Sunbonnet Sue, anyway. Cute pattern, and you are doing good.

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    It is looking good :D:D:D
    The only thing I see is to shorten your stitch length...that will help hold it down more securely.
    I like to have my length set for 1.8 - 2.0 You can also try to take a few stitches, and turn very often. I drop my needle down first. You will get more rounded stitching on your edges that way :wink:

    That is a cute Sue!!! I hope that I get one of yours in the swap!!! :D:D:D

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    ok so to shorten the stitch, mine is set to 1.5 ^^^ and 1.8 --- would I go up to 1.8 and 2.0

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    The baby is so cute looks so cuddly and sweet. Your block looks really nice too.

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    Sorry those were the settings for the blanket stitch that I am working with right now...
    Your width looks fine, but I would set your stitch length to half of what you have so your zigs going over are closer together.

    so they are like this ^ ^ ^ ^ instead of ^---^----^----^
    that is what will keep the sides from fraying out :wink:

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    ok thanks so I need to lower the number? I will play with it.

    That lil girl is my grand daughter she will be one to get this quilt when its done.

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    Good advice. I learned something, too! Going to try it out on my machine.

    Lovely Quilt!

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