Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you buy thru them, I receive a small commission—at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide all the free information on this site. To learn more, read my full Disclosure Policy.

Advice on invisible machine applique using a Bernina 830

by Judy

I have never done this and am wondering on what foot to use with the Bernina 820 to do invisible machine applique using a monafilament thread?

Can someone please advise me on what foot to use and about threading the extra tension for the 820 bobbin and what thread advice to use in the bobbin.



I think the #20 Open Toe Applique Foot will do the job for you.

The following Bernina video shows this foot in action...

Bernina's Applique Foot #23 is used for satin stitch applique. For this technique, you need to see where the needle pierces the fabric.

I have used 100 wt YLI silk thread, Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread and Bottom Line, Superior Threads' 60 wt polyester, each with much success as a bobbin thread. Due to the monofilament in the needle, you'll need to adjust your needle tension regardless of which bobbin thread you choose, so none is more or less work than the other. Silk is, of course, the most expensive, but a little goes a long way. I have not had to adjust my bobbin tension to use this invisible machine applique technique.

Good luck to you! I hope you enjoy this method of invisible machine applique.


Julie Baird

Comments for Advice on invisible machine applique using a Bernina 830

Click here to add your own comments

invisible machine applique using the Bernina 830.
by: Carol

Thank-you for this hint. This is new for me anyway. I never thought the open toe #20 foot could be used for this method.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to GQP's Quilting Forum.

Click here to go to the Home Page

Search This Site

Quilt patterns, books and kits to tempt you!

Click any of the images or links below for more info...

Awesome Ocean Pattern
by Elizabeth Hartman

Fold-N-Stitch Wreath pattern
Fold-N-Stitch Wreath
by Poorhouse Quilt Design

Farm Girl Vintage
by Lori Holt

Gypsy Wife
by Jen Kingwell

Enhance your
Fabric Resource Center
aka 'Stash'

Click on the images to go to for more choices.

Click here for MORE
Kaffe fabrics

Click here for MORE
Batik fabrics

Subscribe... STASH Talk,
our free newsletter.
Simply complete
the form below...

E-mail Address
First Name

Don't worry...
Your e-mail address is
totally secure.

I promise to use it
only to send you
Stash Talk.