On Edge: Applique Styles that are Far from Ordinary!

Who knew that there were so many different ways to stitch an applique by machine? Here are just a few!

Satin Stitching

Most machine embroiderers are familiar with satin stitching as it is probably the most popular way to encase edges of an applique. Applique Bugs from Allstitch is a perfect example.

New Baby Applique from Designs by Petro adds a centered straight stitch around the perimeter satin stiching.

Blanket Stitching

Originally done by hand, blanket stitching by machine provides more of a primitive finish to applique. Baby Applique from Dianas Dezigns uses blanket stitching to bind edges and attach the applique to the base fabric.

Motif Stitching

Decorative motifs can also serve as an applique edge. Crazy Dogz Applique by Inspiration Mutz uses a blend of traditional satin stitching and pearl edging.

The Quilted Floral Applique Runner from Designs 4 Africa uses a texturized style for the flower and leaves and a more traditional satin stitch for the woven basket.

Raw Edge Applique

Parrot Pair from Blue Stitch Sky uses a straight stitch around the inside edge of fabric for raw edge applique. Think of it as creating decoupage with fabric.

Raggy Applique from Blue Stitch Sky shows more of a shabby chic style of applique. The more that the item is laundered, the more it frays along the edge.

Applique edges can be anything but ordinary when you choose the right design. All of these designs are 70% off in the Pop-up Store this week!