There is a variety of different blanket stitches
for appliqué. On Row 2, starting with stitch number 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, they all have
a similar look, but they do stitch out a little differently. For example, this one has two stitches in
between each of the bites that jump in. This one goes back and forth three times, and then
jumps in two times, so it gives you a much heavier look. Then, this one is the one down,
one in, one down, one in. Of course, all of these can be made wider
and longer, which I like to spread out based on the size of the project I’m going around.
Something really small, I’m going to use a smaller stitch. Something that’s bigger,
I’m going to get it to be proportioned to the size that’s really going to look good. You can definitely have some other uses. Don’t
forget. Other decorative stitches can still give you the same look around an appliqué,
but just like a little heart here. I’ve also put on the transparent B foot,
which is an option for this machine. It also has a line down the middle that you can line
up with your fabric by moving the needle position to the right or to the left through the Alt
setting of this stitch, so you can get it all lined up. Sometimes, I like to just bump
it around, move that needle so that it is right even with the red line. Then I have
something to guide with. Let me go ahead and lengthen this out. There
we go. Set the needle to stop in the down position for easy pivoting, and away you go.
You need to get a feel for how to guide around a project, so do some practicing. You also want to, when you are pivoting, stop
with the needle on the right side. Tap your toe a little bit to bring that needle back
to the right, if it is sitting on the left, and then easily work it around the project
here. The idea is to keep the bite that is coming in perpendicular to the edge. Again, practice a little bit, and then before
you know it, you’ll be doing appliqué around your project effortlessly. Then, pick the
stitch that you love the best.