Frequent question: What Stitch is best for applique?

What machine stitch does traditional applique use?

Blanket Stitch: This is a popular method of stitching applique and it’s formed with a straight stitch along the outside edge of the applique followed by a perpendicular stitch into the applique shape. Depending on your sewing machine, you may find more than one blanket stitch option, possibly up to five!

What is the name of the machine stitch used to edge a piece of applique?

All you need to know is the zig-zag or satin stitch. This method allows you to apply a motif without turning under its raw edges. The zigzag or satin stitch on a sewing machine is used to bind the edge while attaching the appliqué pieces at the same time.

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