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when to do the satin stitich question.....

Old 11-26-2008, 05:50 AM
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Before.

To do nice satin stitch, it helps to tighten your bobbn thread. That frequently causes your top threads to be pulled and visible on the back.

I recommend using a stabilizer under it, too, for a really smooth look.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by barnbum
This sounds like a duh kiind of :?: but I know there aren't any of those.... :wink:

I'll be putting a satin (blanket) stitch around my cats and moon applique pieces.... I've been practicing. (I can't line the edge of the pieces up with the needle center--it's off center to be perfect) Anyway--I would of course do this after everything's sandwiched so it counts as quilting? Right? OR, it is something one does before it's sandwiched so it's not so puffy around those pieces? If I was doing it by hand--I'd do it just on the top....

Is that clear as mud? :roll:
I'm no good at it... think I've already mentioned that but I think one normally does it before quilting. You'll likely need to use a stabilizer underneath to keep it from getting all puckery.
I did do a satin stitch once on a small (place mat size) project, after it was layered, so it was like quilting. It turned out OK... except my satin stitch sucked.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:01 AM
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I've done it both ways, if I'm using satin stitch around my appliqué I do it on the top alone first, then stitch around it once the quilt is sandwiched. If I am doing a buttonhole/blanket stitch around my appliqué, I do that when the quilt is sandwiched and it is part of the quilting. :)
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:04 AM
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Shadow--I thought they were all the same stitch. What's the difference between satin and blanket? What would I use for a stabilizer? Is that more stuff underneath?
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:16 AM
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http://www.embtreasures.com/articles...inStitches.htm
http://www.ericas.com/projects/proj9701.htm
Here are examples of the satin stitch and the blanket stitch.



Satin stitch
attachment-23610.jpe

Blanket stitch
attachment-23611.jpe
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:19 AM
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auntluc! The bird is exactly what I want... how in the world did you do such a neat job on it?

Here are my options... I practiced with 05. I like that one best. I can see now in my booklet where the satin stitches are much fuller. I don't want that. Too much thread! :roll:

I'm learning.....

Now, do I still need a stabilizer for the blanket stitch? Or, I think I'll try as Shadow suggested and see how it looks after sandwiched.

I want to work on the piece over my break!! There's so much to learn first! Wah!!

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:46 AM
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Karla....first of all I didn't do the appliques shown. They are pictures from websites that I found showing the difference in the stitch. I did edit my post to include the links and if you check them out it gives you some good instructions on doing each stitch.
I don't know about the stabilizer question as I've only done one small applique piece in my whole life.
Babeegirl did a tutorial on using dryer sheets for applique...maybe she could tell you if you could use that method for the cats.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/12414.page
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadow Dancer
I've done it both ways, if I'm using satin stitch around my appliqué I do it on the top alone first, then stitch around it once the quilt is sandwiched. If I am doing a buttonhole/blanket stitch around my appliqué, I do that when the quilt is sandwiched and it is part of the quilting. :)
Shadow, what a super idea, I never thought to leave this applique stitch until it is all layered up, thats clever!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

Karla, I have done quite alot of applique, and I use various stitches to edge it including the blanket stitch, like you are going to use,infact I have just started another project and I never use stabliser if I use steam a seam, it gives enough stiffness without any puckering. :D
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:04 AM
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I use an open toe foot so I can see exactly where my needle is falling, and with the blanket stitch I dont usually use a stabalizer. With satin stitch it is a MUST!!!! The only concern I would have with appliqueing after it is sandwiched is if you have alot of detail to go around, you would have all that extra bulk to contend with. I think just learning you might want to do it before you sandwich.
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When you are going around the cats tails be sure you have the needle down on the outside when you turn.

Hopefully that makes sense.
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