Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 83: Mennonite Tack Stitch

There are so many things happening in December as the year comes to a close. So let's have an easy stitch this Sunday here at Sunday Stitch School.

Let's take a stitch out of Elizabeth Healey's excellent book Stitch, Fabric & Thread  -  the Mennonite Stitch.
This stitch is often used in Utility Quilting, i.e. a simple and fast way of keeping the three layers of a quilt, top, back and wadding together by stitching individual stitches on the surface and letting the thread travel inside the wadding to the next stitch.
It is a 'rough' form of quilting, but the Mennonite Tack Stitch can be used for embroidery, too.

This is how to work it:

Add Mennonite Tacks to these three pieces.


  1. You are right, it looks very easy!

  2. Very simple, and quite striking!

  3. What a great idea for a quilting stitch.
    I'm going to try that one.

  4. It seems almost tying without the ends.


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