3 basic hand sewing techniques – Brother CM550DX User Manual
● If you are using a sewing machine to make
the quilt, refer to your machine’s instruction
manual for information about the straight
stitch, reverse/reinforcement stitch and
appliqué stitch. When sewing pieces
together without sewing reverse/
reinforcement stitches, sew fine stitches,
which have a short stitch length.
Make a knot at the end of the thread to secure it.
Wind the thread 2 or 3 times around the
Hold the wound thread and pull out the
1 Thread knot
Use scissors to cut off any excess thread.
Sew fine stitches when sewing pieces together.
1 2 mm (1/16 inch)
Attach appliqués so that threads are imperceptible.
1 Insert the needle
2 Feed out the needle
At the beginning and end of stitching, sew one
backstitch, and then secure the thread to prevent it
from becoming loose.
1 Feed out the needle
2 Insert the needle
3 Feed out the needle
At the end of stitching, sew a backstitch, make a
knot, and then cut the thread.
Place the needle at the end of stitching.
Wind the thread twice around the needle,
hold the wound thread with your finger, and
then pull out the needle.
3 Basic Hand Sewing Techniques