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« on: August 28, 2012 07:36:34 AM »

I have little experience with embroidery or actual needlework techniques, so it would be great if you could attach a tutorial of the stitch.

I am making a 3D felt object where the walls are made by laying two pieces of felt on top of each other with some "windows" or sections cut out of the top piece of felt to create a textured/3D effect. What stitch would be good to use to attach the pieces? I need to not only stitch around the outside but also around the "windows" so they don't pull away from the bottom piece of felt. I tried (and failed) to do an outline stitch, but I don't think that's what I would want anyway. I was just going to do a running stitch, but I'm not sure if there's a better stitch which would also prevent the inside felt edges of the "windows" from tearing/stretching/etc.

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012 02:38:25 PM »

perhaps blanket stitch, or a variant thereof? It's supposed to keep edges from fraying.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012 11:26:22 AM »

I second the suggestion of blanket/buttonhole stitch to hold down the edges and create a decorative edge. If you want something that won't show, you can use sewing thread the same color as the topmost layer of felt and just make a series of very small vertical stitches from the edge of the applique on the background fabric, into the felt applique.

There's a tutorial for blanket/buttonhole stitch here:
http://artthreads.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-project-blanket-stitch-appliques.html

And another here:
http://dmc-threads.com/autumn-wool-applique/

I love doing felt applique.. Have fun with it!
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