Before I get to into my method for appliqué I thought I would share my 3 favorite threads with you. When I am choosing a thread for appliqué I look for thin cotton threads in the right color. Mettler 60 weight embroidery thread comes in a really nice range of colors. These are the threads that have green labeling on the spools. Aurifil 50 weight (orange spools) also come in an extensive variety of colors as well. Both these threads are great!
I have recently discovered Aurifil 80 weight threads. These threads are really thin and almost completely disappear into you appliqué, which is wonderful. Using a thin thread took some getting used to but once I stopped unthreading my needle I was fine. I found that I didn’t have to match the color with the 80 weight thread quite as closely since it is so thin.
Stay tuned for more appliqué tips!