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Thread: Can I do blanket stitch with Pfaff 1473 machine?

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    Senior Member Faintly Artistic's Avatar
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    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 😉

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    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.

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    I tried #14, it is close, but not quite it...

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    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.

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    i think you have to program it in yourself.

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    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.

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    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

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