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 it is, 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 thread
the colour of the thread
why an applique foot is essential
There are some great patterns and kits throughout the website.
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 applique filters on the website that you can find by clicking here.
Here are a few 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
Click here to learn more about Valerie Nesbitt.
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