Do you quilt over applique letters?

Can you applique and quilt at the same time?

You can use the quilt as you go method and just have your applique pieces glued, or pinned in place. Then when you have all of your layers together you can sew around the outside edges and applique them down— and this will also be quilting it for you.

What stitch do you use for applique?

My go-to stitch for machine appliqué is the double blanket stitch, which takes two stitches on the horizontal and two on the vertical portion of the stitch. Some of my quilter friends have even made up a dance to demonstrate the motion that the sewing machine needle travels when making this stitch.

What is the name of the machine stitch used to edge a piece of applique?

All you need to know is the zig-zag or satin stitch. This method allows you to apply a motif without turning under its raw edges. The zigzag or satin stitch on a sewing machine is used to bind the edge while attaching the appliqué pieces at the same time.

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