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Thread: Machine applique

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I've done very, very little machine applique, maybe only twice. I'm working on the first of a 16 block BOM so if there is something different I should do, now is the time to do it.

    I'm using a blanket stitch and besides have to be so precise around the edge, I wonder about the little bits of the fabric that escape. Is this normal and acceptable? Should I be using a satin stitch instead?
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    I think your applique looks wonderful.

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    It looks fine to me.

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    Looks very nice and perfect. I use zig zag stitch but yours is nicer

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    It looks great! I use that stitch too, and I have washed it and it still looks nice. You may need to clip them from time to time tho.

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    It looks real nice to me.

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    Thank you. I'm not used to the raw edge and worried about the threads. I tried several zig zag stitches on my machine and didn't like how they looked as a satin stitch.

    I'll go with this and not worry about it then.

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    great job on that Southern Gentlemen. i like the color choice very much better than theirs.

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    I love this fabric too. Maybe I will call it Southern Lady instead. :D I received the sashing and border fabric the other day since I only had a FQ set of this Twilight Frost.

    I watched a Sharon Schamber video on machine applique and she, like me, doesn't like that flattened, ironed on look of fusible. What she does is put a tiny bead of glue on the back around the edge then irons it down and sews it. It gives it more of a hand applique look.

    I would have tried it if I had seen it before doing this block so will try that on the next one. If it goes good I can re-do this first block.

    I also watched her video on doing applique on a long arm. It was fantastic!!! I will have to try that when I get mine.

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    if you do it with glue (she uses the water soluble) and ever wash it, won't the edges fray? the iron on bonding keeps that from happening. with the bonding, you would bond first and then cut. just about all your stray edges would be bonded.

    i do like the glue for other purposes. but i'm afraid of it for this purpose.

    i still love yours. are you doing the whole set? i'm saving mine up to do as a whole set. i don't like to start a project and find out i missed a block somewhere along the way.

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