How far apart should applique stitches be?
Insert the needle into the background fabric beside the stitch in the applique fold. Repeat stitches 1/8 inch (3mm) apart. Use the point of the needle to turn under the edge, following the marked seam-allowance line. Continue to stitch around the motif.
How wide should a satin stitch be for applique?
The minimum width is 0.5 mm and the widest is 7.0 mm. This gives a very wide range of widths which is perfect for everything that I’d want to satin stitch. Anything larger than 7.0 mm should probably be done in a different style because after 7.0 mm wide – those stitches start to become huge and too loose.
What tension should I use for zigzag stitch?
The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics. If you are doing a zig-zag stitch, or another stitch that has width, then you may find that the bobbin thread is pulled through to the top.
Why is my zigzag stitch sewing straight?
If the upper thread appears as a single line, the lower thread is incorrectly threaded. Instead of the appropriate tension being applied to the lower thread, it is pulled through the fabric when the upper thread is pulled up.