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Sewing Assistant Machine Applique

What kind of stitching do you want for your applique? You can keep design in mind while making clean lines using this tutorial for a Sewing Assistant Machine Applique. Using the Janome 9900, you'll be able to make applique quilt designs with different needle positions and stitches that will ensure that all of your applique quilt patterns are just as you envisioned them. Working with the sewing assistant is an excellent way to hone your machine sewing skills without struggle.

Janome Supplies:

  • MC9900
  • F foot (9 mm)
  • Janome Blue Tip needle


  1. Trace the applique shape onto the paper backing of the fusible web, following the manufacturer's instructions. Cut out the shapes and apply them to the prepared background. [fig. a]

  2. Select the Sewing Assistant and turn the page to locate Applique. Press Applique. Notice that the suggest foot is the F foot. [fig. b]

  3. The applique selections include a small applique, a large applique, and a satin stitch. Each selection is available with a middle needle position or a right needle position.
  4. For beautiful, smooth edges, the right swing of the needle should be just off the edge of the fabric. The left swing of the needle secures the fabric to the background.
  5. As you sew the curves and corners of the applique, plan your stops when the needle is in the right hand position. The default setting for the MC9900 is with needle down, and this helps to keep the stitch uniform as you turn or pivot. [fig. c]

  6. To create the perfect corner, use the cornering key to restart the stitch. The toggle button is located at the top of the screen. For cornering, select the cornering option. This restarts the stitches without lock stitches. To start on the next applique, select the begin option, which starts the stitch with a lock stitch. [fig. d]

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I've always wanted to applique sweatshirts. I have an applique book and the sweatshirts; but, not the knowledge and the machine. This does look quite easy. Maybe easy enough for me to do.


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