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Old 01-20-2009, 09:16 PM
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So I am trying to teach myslef machine applique.
To start, I am bringing my bobbin thread up and using a blanket stitch, but I am having trouble on how to finish the stitch,that very last stitch is not looking pretty after I cut the thread, what do I do?
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:11 AM
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I think it's just practice, but I would leave your end tails long and hand stitch them in, you have more control that way :D
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:21 AM
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I have been told that just like with machine quilting, you can turn your stitch length down very small and almost stitch in place for a few stitches and it will lock it. Someone please correct me if this is wrong!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:19 AM
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I use the "fix" option on my machine, so that is probably the same thing as doing up & down in the same spot, then I pull the threads both through to the back & clip them
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:35 AM
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I am going to practice the blanket stitch on my machine this week.

Since I have not ventured in this area prior to today, I am especially thankful for the question posted and the informative reply by more than one quilter :)

Piecefully yours,
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
I use the "fix" option on my machine, so that is probably the same thing as doing up & down in the same spot, then I pull the threads both through to the back & clip them
aha, a light bulb just went on in my head, pull them to back and clip them, duh.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:00 AM
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I pull mine to the back also!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:16 AM
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Same :-)

A couple of stitches in the same place, then through to the back and clip.
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