This traditional form of applique allows you to showcase your work and the threads and Valerie shares some helpful tips.
Machine applique is really very easy and a particular favourite with Valerie: every sewing machine has a zig-zag stitch on it – no matter how old – and Valerie gives some helpful advice on how to use this to achieve a great satin stitch.
Here are some of the things Valerie talks about:
type of threadthe colour of the threadthread tensionbobbin threadfabric stabilizersapplique foot
There are some great patterns throughout the site and other workshops.
Valerie mentions and shows you the Inner city hexagon cushion workshop – and you can enjoy it by clicking here.
For other types of applique use the quick links: but here are a couple of direct ones for you to try:
Fusible Applique with Valerie Nesbitt
Invisible Machine Applique (IMA) with Dawn Cameron-Dick
Blanket Stitch Applique by Machine with Valerie Nesbitt
Heart Applique stitching with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’.
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