Saturday 4 August 2012
Vintage Machine Appliqué - Stage 3
The purple is now trimmed approximately an eighth of an inch from the stitching and the edge finished with blanket stitch. It is best to trim a little at a time to reduce the risk of fraying. For the blanket stitch I have been using four strands of stranded embroidery cotton. With the blanket stitch you can either use a contrasting colour for decorative effect, as I have here, or a colour to blend in with the appliqué shape.
So there it is - easy! If anyone gives this method a try, please let me know how you get on!