Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Can I do blanket stitch with Pfaff 1473 machine? >

Can I do blanket stitch with Pfaff 1473 machine?

Can I do blanket stitch with Pfaff 1473 machine?

Old 01-13-2018, 12:00 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 985
Default Can I do blanket stitch with Pfaff 1473 machine?

I'm trying to figure out how to blanket stitch applique on my Pfaff 1473, tried all the stitches that look like it, but haven't figured it out yet. Mr Google hasn't been much help, but I don't think he sews like y'all 😉
Faintly Artistic is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 01:20 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930
Default

I found a photo of the lid on eBay. Do you have a reverse button on the machine? One that flips the pattern from right to left? If so, I think stitch #14 would be the blanket stitch. It is basically one stitch forward, then one stitch to the side and back, then one stitch forward, etc.
Prism99 is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 01:26 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 985
Default

I tried #14, it is close, but not quite it...
Faintly Artistic is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 01:32 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930
Default

How is the #14 different from what you are looking for?

Edit: I should add that my preferred stitch (for invisible machine applique) is the blind hem stitch. This stitch has about 3 stitches going forward, then a single zig out to the side, etc. On my Bernina 1230 I flip this so the zig goes to the left. Both forward stitch length and zig width are adjustable, so that is how I get it to be as small as I want.

Again, on my Bernina, the blanket stitch is the same as the one I am seeing on the Pfaff. When I used this stitch for applique, I reversed it and adjusted both the forward stitch length and the stitch width of the zag to get the look I wanted. (I usually used 2 threads through the needle to make the black blanket stitch thicker.)

Maybe you are looking for a blanket stitch that has more than one stitch going forward? It may be that some machines do that, but not sure about the more vintage machines such as mine.

Last edited by Prism99; 01-13-2018 at 01:38 PM.
Prism99 is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 03:06 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 23,174
Default

i think you have to program it in yourself.
bearisgray is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 05:34 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 20
Default

When I had my Pfaff 1473 I used stitch #14, flipped it with the mirror image button and set it for twin needle so that I could get a smaller blanket/buttonhole stitch. Set the width for 3.5 and length for 1.5.
Shepherdess55 is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 07:19 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 496
Default

I own 2 Pfaff 1473 machines - the only way to get an actual blanket stitch is to program it into the machine with the creative design component. My second 1473 did not come with it. It’s a royal pain to do this - the machine user needed paper grids to draw it out and then you had to plot it into the machine one point at a ended up buying a because I knew this brand makes wonderful blanket stitches without all the hassle. I have saved a screen shot from shepherdess55 just to give this way a try - for fun as I have several machines that make this stitch a snap to do and that I use.

Sandy in Mooresville, NC
ladyinpurple135 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Faintly Artistic
Main
3
06-10-2017 03:23 PM
tesspug
Links and Resources
5
12-09-2015 08:10 PM
downtheshore
Main
55
11-19-2012 07:19 AM
sblancarte
Main
11
08-28-2011 07:25 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.