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Thread: “Lucy let me ‘splain…”

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    So I’m wondering what the attraction or advantages of reverse appliqué are? I watched a “Simply Quilts” video and it got me wondering about it. I’m sure there must be a reason, or at least a theory on it. Sort of like the relationship of that between trapunto and Mctavish I’d imagine?

    Please, can anyone enlighten me?

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    there doesn't always need to be a reason. perhaps, it's "just because". don't overthink. relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax. :lol:

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    Maybe, people feel that it is easier to tuck under the fabric to reveal the design underneath as opposed to having the design on top--personal preferecnces?

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    Steve,
    Reverse applique brings the background to the front, so the design looks recessed. It just has a different look than traditional applique. I did a small wallhanging using both applique techniques, and it has a very dimensional look. If you like applique, I think you should try it. :D :D

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    For circles, it seems to be more accurate for me. There are so many ways to applique, sometimes it's just a question of which method is easier in any given situation.

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    So now I know! I am reversed appliqué! My chubbiness in the front and I'm recessed into it! LOL :D :D


    Actually I have never tried reverse appliqué...something else to put on my to do list! :)

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    I've not done reverse applique...but I've always admired it. It always reminds me of the really cool Christmas cookies...stained glass windows...you know...round cookie..crunched up hard candy...then another round cookie with a star(heart, tree. etc) type cut out in the middle. Baked in the oven, and the candy melts to a pretty stained glass looking piece of yummy cookieness. Hmmmm shall I bake or quilt...cause right now both sound pretty darn good.

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    I think it offers a whole new challenge to one's quilting skills. Especially when one does multiple layers. I want to do it, but I am scared!! Is there a good site for this method? Minda, let's see what you did, please, please, pretty please :!: :D

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    Norah,
    I don't know how to post pictures, but I'll ask my daughter to post it for me. She's put a few other pictures on the forum for me.

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    Reversed applique does sound interesting.
    Could anyone give a chatroom class on it?
    Steve, you said that you had done a project using both regular applique and reversed applique. Do you have a picture of that? I'd love to see it and see how the two methods differ.

    Connie

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