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Thread: Applique Stitching Question

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    Senior Member LaurieE's Avatar
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    After all these years, I have decided that I like the look of the blanket stitch and would like to make an applique quilt using this technique. I've gone through all my books and cannot find the answer. I have a sewing machine that has the blanket stitch. But my questions refer to both machine and hand blanket stitching.

    1. When doing the blanket stitch (by hand or machine), do you turn under the 1/4 inch seam or not?

    2. If you do not turn under the seam allowance, when you wash the quilt does the edges of the exposed seam ravel?

    3. Why do I have to use fusible webbing? Once the quilt is washed, doesn't the fusible webbing release the fabric like interfacing does thereby the edges are free to ravel?

    4. If I don't use fusible webbing, do I have to turn under the 1/4 inch seam.

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    I usually do a blanket on my machine. The fusible web will keep it from unraveling. 2 sided paper fusible. Cut your pattern out after you've put on the web. That way you edges will be clean and even with web.
    If you don't use fusible you do have to turn it under, or it will unravel
    I hope this helps?? :?: :)

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    Oh Oh.. Now I have another question... If my web doesn't go to the edge of the applique, does that mean it will unravel up to the point that it does have the wunder under ? Hoep you can understand what I mean.. Thanks
    Sharon

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    Yes, your web has to be larger than your cut out pattern. It needs to pass the edges.
    I usually trace my pattern on the paper of the fusible..I cut it 1/2" bigger than the pattern & then iron it on the wrong side of the fabric. Then cut it out again on the line & put it on whatever I'm working on. I hope this helps & I'm explaining it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justquilting
    If you don't use fusible you do have to turn it under, or it will unravel
    That's what I thought. Here's another question. Do you blind stitch first and then use the blanket more as decoration or do you use the blanket stitch only?

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    I just use the blanket stitch. I sew slowly to turn it under as I'm going. But I do Pin it so it stays in place. Or I use spray adhesive so it doesn't move. Or Fabric glue.
    If I blind stitch I don't blanket stitch unless I want it for deco.
    What are you working on?

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    Thank you. You have answered all my questions. I wanted to make the 1930's looking quilt in Darcy Ashton's Bunnies & More Applique Book (http://www.threadandmore.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=6250)[url].

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    Those are so cute. Post pictures as you go.. as i'd love to see how it turns out. Your dog is cute with the large bone. How old is he or she?

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    I'll be happy to post photos. I have to warn you that my applique skills have gone down hill as I've gotten older.

    Spice will be 10 this August. He is so spoiled, too.

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    Love your puppy. I have 3 dachshunds, my Susie is 11 and her face is all white, and has been for years. I'll ask my son to get a picture up for me to post. :-)

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