This is the basic blanket stitch: one stitch forward, one to the left, back to the right, repeat. No reverse motion takes place. For machine appliqué, this is my preferred blanket stitch.
Download this free pattern for a heart, the perfect shape for trying out appliqué techniques.
As I say in The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop, I encourage you to find the tools and supplies that work best for you personally—try what other people suggest, but decide for yourself.
Free appliqué pattern for a pig with cuts of pork marked out.
A sampling of appliqué techniques, including patterns for two of my appliqué quilts.
My first book, The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop: Timeless Techniques for Modern Designs, is out now!
Discover a stylish new twist on vintage seed pack art.
Dress up premade tea towels with machine embroidery and fabric cut-outs.