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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

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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.

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