A Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments
Satin stitching has always been my favorite decorative machine stitch. I first used it years ago for machine appliqué, but I’ve found it to be a great way to emphasize seams and add some stitched detail as well. A satin stitch is simply a zigzag stitch that’s sewn with a very short stitch length. The result almost looks like binding – especially when you turn your stitch width dial to the max. And most of today’s fantastic new machines have at least a 5mm-width stitch and some take it all the way up to 9mm.
Fabric motifs can be easily appliquéd in place with a satin stitch.
Satin Stitching Tips
Even the most basic techniques require a little know-how, so here are some tips to ensure success and achieve a beautiful satin stitch: 1. Adjust the stitch length so that there’s barely any space between stitches. That…
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