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Thread: Advice needed for Heart Appliquéd

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    Junior Member Patricia14's Avatar
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    Advice needed for Heart Appliquéd

    Hello, I’d like to know if there is some advice to get a nice heart shape appliquéd. The bottom angle point is ok, but the center between the round shapes? … How can I do it nicely???… Could somebody help me?
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    What method are you using? Here are a few different ways that you might like to try.
    I use the spray sizing with freezer paper method and that works for me. I put the tiniest amount of elmers glue in the centre of the heart just to hold those few stray threads.
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...Prep__D48.html
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    At the V of the heart, clip to down to your stitching line. Then take tiny stitches up to the that, take another stitch in the V, then continue on up the next side. Hope this is as clear as mud. lol.

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    There are some great tips in here - Your Favorite Applique Tips

    I know that because I started the thread, particularly with heart cleavage troubles of my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    There are some great tips in here - Your Favorite Applique Tips

    I know that because I started the thread, particularly with heart cleavage troubles of my own
    Great tips on that thread! I have bookmarked it to look at later. I can do hearts, but do struggle with the cleavage too. I usually use a scant 1/4" seam, and like to use freezer paper on top, mark around with a fine pencil, remove the paper, then applique with needle turn. I know some people like to applique with the freezer paper still on, but that doesn't work well for me, something about my grip with the paper on.

    Keep practicing! It will get easier. Maybe see if you can find any videos to watch. It does help to be shown. I was a self taught appliquer, but once I took a class I learned everything I had been doing wrong, and it got so much easier.

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    Thanks everybody! I went also to youtube and I found this one too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...vMP2VypEs&NR=1
    Sorry I didn't said before, I was talking about needle turn applique
    thank you again for all your comments!
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    Thanks for the suggestions and links. I've wanted to try appliqué but haven't yet. I think I'll make it my next adventure!
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    I watched the video. I've never done the needle turn method and I prefer doing it my way with fusible interfacing. The other way looks more difficult and would take practice to get even folds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    I watched the video. I've never done the needle turn method and I prefer doing it my way with fusible interfacing. The other way looks more difficult and would take practice to get even folds.
    Needle turn is a different look, and it has its advantages, too. It's all personal preference, there's no wrong way.

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    When I have a tough applique, usually I'll use a lightweight lining (lightweight muslin for example), sew right sides together, finger press seam, clip, and turn. I have an easier time clipping the edges properly that way. For an inner notch like the heart cleavage, I'll put a pin in where the bottom of the notch should be and aim for that when sewing. I used to always needle turn but I find this easier for complicated appliques.

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