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Thread: Anyone make their own appliques?

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    Anyone make their own appliques?

    They are about $5.00 and I can't be paying that. I need to firgue out what is the best way to make them. I use them on burp cloths and such. Thanks for any tips in advance.

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    It seems to me that any stencil would work. Choose your fabric(s) for whatever shape you want, mark the stencil on the fabric and cut it out. I even use scrapbooking type stencils to get what I want. I would use those shapes for quilting inside squares or whatever. Fuse your cut-outs to whatever you are putting them on and zig-zag around the shapes.

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    I use coloring book pages. There are lots of them free online.

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    Agree, color pages..and free from internet..look into teacher aids, color pages. :0)
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    I have never bought an applique, always make my own. In fact I just made 4 bowling appliques right before I got on the board. I use clip art alot and coloring pages. Sometimes I will draw it myself.
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    I have never bought an applique- always make my own. I have used stencils from books, coloring books, copied pictures out of books, and off the internet. I use iron-on fusible- works great.

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    I use my sizzix for appliques but it is not a cheap machine

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    This website has a lot of coloring pages: http://www.free-coloring-pages.com/
    The alphabet pages have cute motifs for baby items.
    Have fun and Happy Quilting!

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    If you go in to Google 'Images', type in what you want, followed by 'line art', e.g. "dog line art", it will bring up loads of outline images, many of which are suitable for appliqué
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    What a great idea!


    Quote Originally Posted by serenitybygrace View Post
    It seems to me that any stencil would work. Choose your fabric(s) for whatever shape you want, mark the stencil on the fabric and cut it out. I even use scrapbooking type stencils to get what I want. I would use those shapes for quilting inside squares or whatever. Fuse your cut-outs to whatever you are putting them on and zig-zag around the shapes.

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