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Thread: Applique question

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    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
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    I am trying to do my first applique project.

    If something overlaps by going underneath another fabric, do you have to fold the piece over or just sew a little farther into the piece going over it and leave the edge raw.

    Example: I am doing a 4 flowers and stems leading to a circle in the center with the flowers surrounding it. When I come to the end of the stem where it goes under to circle, do I have to fold over the end or will a raw edge be fine. It will actually be covered with 2 circles, 1 large and 1 small.

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    you don't need to fold over or finish edge on those sections you don't see.

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    check out sentimentalstitches.com she has a couple great free tutorials on applique, hand applique, back basting applique and machine. the tut's are very clear and will help.

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    Thank you, Holice!

    I love this board, someone always knows the answer. :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Have a great day!

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    Ckcowl, Thank you for the site. I amtrying to learn to applique!

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    When I started appliquing, I was told to start from the bottem as in you put your first stem on, applique it , them put your first thing that overlaps, applique that and so on. That way, everything gets sewn down completly. I hope this doesn't confuse you.

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    Your appliqué will lay nicer if you leave those edges raw, you don't want any extra "lumps" happening.

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    Thanks to all who responded!

    I can't believe how slow I am at it! I thought it would go alot faster. But I figured it would be an easy project to do in the car while traveling as I am the opposite of most people. I can't look out of the car while moving without getting sick.

    I plan on having all of my pieces cut before leaving.

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