Machine Applique using Blanket Stitch

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Machine blanket stitch can be used on turned applique as well as raw edge applique. (For fusing raw edge applique tutorial, please go here) If you’ve never done machine blanket stitch I hope this post will help you get started.p.s. if you own one of those sewing machines that has built in functions specifically for applique such as cornering, pivoting, you should refer to your own machine instructions on how to use them.What you needAn open toe foot (if you are sewing through several layers, you can also use a walking foot)Blanket stitch on your sewing machine (I use a Janome)(Note that on my machine, my default setting is needle down - this means when the machine stops sewing, the needle position is always down)1Learn how your blanket stitch is sewn on your machine. Refer to your sewing machine manual to select the blanket stitch option.Next try out the stitch on some scraps. . . .

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