I have been experimenting with different ways of attaching appliques to clothes.
There is the good old blanket stitch - simple, easy quick, and versatile. But it doesn't always go around corners effectively, getting it looking this nice took a bit of practise.
I also often do back stitch. Not as quick as blanket stitch, but has great sharp points.
I also wanted to try versions I can do on the machine. (because it's so much quicker!)
I did a tight zig zag applique, which worked well - it finishes the fabric off beautifully - no chance of fraying. However the last few times I tried this the thread didn't always catch, meaning that there were little gaps in between stitches. Can't work out why that happened.
I read a tutorial about 'free stitching' but I didn't really like it - I can't seem to get the stitches similar lengths. I have heard that a walking foot would improve that. Might look into that.
Any other good appliques people have tried?
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