Thursday, April 11, 2013

Applique Tutorial & Giveaway, Back Sttch & Running Stitch - Part 3

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The next stitch we are going to learn is the back stitch. This is the stitch I use most often in applique, only second behind the blanket stitch. This is the stitch that is perfect for dividing lines in the body of an animal such as where the legs or arms will be. It's also great for the veins in leaves, flower stems, chicken or bird feet, etc. It's also the stitch I use for writing, such as the name on a stocking, or words on a wall hanging.


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Now is the running stitch. This is a versatile stitch. It's probably the first stitch you ever learned. It's just simple stitches spaced evenly apart. If you are a quilter, it looks like the quilting stitches although they would be very tiny. It's also a nice basting stitch but you would make the stitches very big. I use this for basting my quilt layers together when making a larger quilt project. As you can see above, it also makes a great decorative stitch.

Thanks for joining us!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 4


  1. Thank you for sharing these tutorials with us Sher! They are great!

  2. Very nicely done! I want to start doing more hand stitching. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing!

    In response to your comment on my blog, Oliver is thinking "food! food! Will I get some kitty treats?" Isn't that what cats dream about most?!

  4. Thanks for sharing and have a fun weekend!

  5. These are great tutorials! I love sewing by hand when I have the time.

  6. So kind of you to share your stitch tutorials. Always helpful to see someone else doing it


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