Stitch usage, Appliqué, Preparation – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Stitch Usage


The stitch most commonly used in appliqué is a plain
zig-zag, closely spaced to form a satin stitch. The

width of this stitch can be varied to accommodate

fabrics of different weaves and textures. Other stitch
patterns can also be used.


Make a test sample to decide which of the following

methods is the most appropriate for your fabric and
design. Mark design on piece of fabric to be appliquéd.
Cut out design leaving about 2 cm (3/4 inch) margin
all around. Position the design. Baste it to the fabric.

Method 1

• Select pattern and adjust stitch width dial for desired

appliqué stitch. Adjust stitch length to fine setting,
between 1 and 0.

• Follow the outer edge of the design with a decora­

tive stitch.

• Trim away the excess fabric on the outer edges of

the stitching.

Method 2

• Select straight stitch.

• Outline the entire design with a short stitch

• Trim raw edges to the stitching and remove basting.

• Select stitch pattern and stitch width desired, and

set stitch length on a satin stitch setting for a closely
spaced stitch, between 1 and 0.

Stitch, following the straight stitch outline. This

method will produce a smooth overedged finish,

with no raw edges to be trimmed after stitching.


• Purchased motifs can be appliqued quickly and

easily by using either a straight or decorative stitch.