SEWING THE STITCHES
Trace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric
and then cut around it, leaving a 3 mm to
5 mm (approx. 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch) seam
a Seam allowance: 3 mm to 5 mm
(approx. 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch)
Place a piece of stabilizer cut to the finished
size of the appliqué design onto the fabric,
and then fold over the seam margin using
an iron. Clip curves when necessary.
Turn the appliqué over, and attach the
stabilizer with basting pins or a basting
and attach presser foot "J".
Use the quilting appliqué stitch to attach
the appliqué. Sew around the edge while
dropping the needle as close to the edge as
b Needle drop position
• Be careful that the needle does not strike a
basting pin during sewing. Striking a pin can
cause the needle to break, resulting in injury.
You can use the appliqué technique to attach
appliqué designs like the three pictured below.
a Dresden plate
b Stained glass
c Sunbonnet sue
Sewing the quilt top, batting, and backing together is
called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the
optional walking foot to keep the quilt top, batting,
and backing from sliding. The walking foot has a set
of feed dogs that move together with the feed dogs
in the needle plate during sewing.
Attach the walking foot. ("CHANGING
THE PRESSER FOOT" of "Basic