How to Finish Applique with a Hand Blanket Stitch

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A Nice Hand Touch for Fusible Applique!

Fusible applique offers so many design options. And, it’s fun to choose between various machine stitches for outlining the appliqued shapes.

The blanket stitch is often used, as it adds a pretty finishing touch. While doing the stitch by machine is a simple process, sometimes you may want to stitch by hand.

Slightly uneven hand blanket stitches, and thicker thread, add interest and character to an appliqued quilt. It’s perfect for wool applique, too. Plus, it’s relaxing to sit and stitch by hand. There’s something about repetitive hand movements that tends to calm the mind.

In the following video from Connecting Threads, Karen and Judy show how the blanket stitch is done. They also show how to do inside and outside points so the stitches line up nicely.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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