No More Ladder Stitch! An Appliqué Tip from Mary Sorensen


MarySorensenThe appliqué stitch that needleturn expert Mary Sorensen uses is strong, rhythmic, and allows beautifully smooth curves. Here’s a tip that will help perfect your stitches!

Learn much more when you take Mary’s online class Needleturn Appliqué: Orchard Fresh Pattern on In the class, make a lovely 18″ wall quilt with Mary’s original Orchard Fresh pattern featuring colorful fruits and cheery flowers, or make the Plum Mini Quilt pattern.

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Mary, This looks like a nice stitch and one you can get better at over tine. It does really hide quite well. Do you use this hand appliqué stitch when you sew a binding on a quilt? If not, what stitch do you use for that?


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Mary I like the look of this stitch. I am left handed. Do I still start and stitch the same way except from right to left?