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Pivoting Outside Curves

Smooth stitching of appliqué shapes is all about understanding needle position and pivoting.


Turning Outside Corners

When turning a corner, knowing where and when to stop and pivot makes a big difference in the finished look of your appliqué stitches.  Stop with the needle down in the fabric on the right-hand swing of the needle. Raise the presser foot and pivot the fabric. Lower the presser foot and begin stitching to the next edge.