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Making this small quilt top to show several machine applique techniques using WonderFil Threads.

Why WonderFil Tutti thread is so good for satin stitch applique

This week we’ll be playing with WonderFil threads. If you’re like me, you appreciate and admire people who can hand ...
Stitch 7-065 has been stitched along the complete length of my seam

8 ways built-in decorative stitches add a lot of charm to your sewing

Thank you for following along this week as I played with a handful of the many built-in stitches on THE ...
Stitch 6-079

Utility Stitches vs Character/Decorative Stitches, what’s the difference?

Yesterday I explored faux applique stitching to embellish the seams of a table runner project, giving it the look of ...
Stitch 3-08 has been completed along the 3rd seam

Use built-in decorative stitches to create faux applique on your quilt

Yesterday I showed you how a few favorite built-in stitches on THE Dream Machine 2 have the power to make ...
The snowflake/floral stitch now embellishes the complete length of this seam

Built-in decorative stitches add a lot of punch to seamed strips of fabric

In yesterday's post, I reviewed the basics of machine applique using a built-in decorative stitch, choosing one from the very ...
Getting ready to machine applique my table runner on THE Dream Machine 2

Machine applique 101 on THE Dream Machine 2

Thank you for joining me this week as I explore THE Dream Machine 2 starting with its very basic capabilities. This is ...
Ten stacks of WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins in multiple colors.

For trouble-free machine applique use WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins

Our WonderFil journey continues! Yesterday, I demonstrated how strong the thread is in WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins by making a foundation pieced ...
A close up photo of the Brother NQ900 stitching on the elephant ear.

Eye catching machine applique with the Brother NQ900

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, I showed you how to prep and fuse your applique pieces to make the center of our ...
Stitch #38 with the open-toe foot

Machine applique using the Brother NQ900

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how I quilted my table runner using the Brother NQ900 machine. After finishing my ...
Stitch the applique from the bottom layers to the top layers

10 tips for machine applique

Wasn't that fun yesterday? It's so easy to use decorative stitches. Today, we're going to have a look at 10 ...
Nine blocks with sashing

Apliquick Practice Quilt Block

Yesterday, we told you about Apliquick – arguably the easiest method for turned-edge applique ever! Applique shapes are traced onto ...
Apliquick Practice Block

Turned-edge applique made easy with Apliquick!

Apliquick is an innovative set of tools for turned-edge applique. I first encountered this method in the fall of 2013 ...
Final placement of the applique shapes

Designing with Hexagons, Threads and the Blanket Stitch!

My final design Although I liked all of the design versions that I came up with yesterday, when I placed ...
A cool blanket stitch

A Variety Of Appliqué Stitches On The Quilt Expression 4.2

Today is the final test drive for the Quilt Expression 4.2 to get familiar with the machine before I set ...