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Thread: appliquing help

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    appliquing help

    I haven't appliqued for a few years and now am getting back into it. I use the freezer paper method. When I appliqued before the pattern was one piece(ex.a heart). Now I want to applique houses that have 2 part, the house and the roof. Do I sew the roof to the house and applique the entire pattern? Hope this makes sense. Thanks

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    Hi Jackie, I've only done one house and I did it in two pieces...I'll try to post a pic, haven't done that yet on new
    site... sorry, it rejected my upload....

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    You can do it either way...there isn't a right or wrong way, it's just preference. I've done both ways, and personally prefer to glue stick my pieces down, then just applique them...It's really up to you!

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    The piece that is the farthest back is the first to be appliqued, then the rest of the pieces laid on and stitched as needed. Where they overlap you don't fold under the edge, most patterns will tell you which edges need to be left flat and the ones that need to be appliqued.
    I would think the main part of the house would go down first and the roof put on next, then windows if you have them.
    I have never seen a pattern where you sewed the parts together first, they each go down, one part at at time. Read upon it in a book or the internet, we all do. Anything that is worthwhile doing, takes time. Good luck, you will love it once you start appliqueing.

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