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Thread: Can felted wool be needle turn appliqued?

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    Because that's the only way I know how to do applique! Lol! I love the look of needle urn..m

    My dad bought me a block-of-the-month quilt kit/club membership which utilizes wool applique blocks. I really do not want to stitch the wool shapes on using a blanket stitch or button hole stitch, as I am terrible at it and have high aspirations for this quilt! Ok, I give up trying to post using the new software with my blackberry. I can only see half of the screen! Lol!

    Any tips for my applique quilt will be appreciated! Thank you!

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    You wouldn't need to needle turn it, because it shouldn't fray, just applique it using a similar stitch, but don't turn it under.

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    Ooh, so just a blind stitch? I can do that. Woo hoo!

    I knew I should of just pm'd you, Lacelady. You're my applique Goddess. :)

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    That should do it nicely Blue. Your stitches should bury themselves in the felt anyway, so you will hardly notice them.

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    I will be happy to show it off! If you want a sneak peak, check out thefatquartershop.com, block of the month, Moda's Green Piece. It is lovely!

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    You're going to love working with the wool!. If you do it
    by hand, it's like pulling a needle through butter. I have been trying to put a pic of mine on the forum but can't seem to do it. It's the most enjoyable applique I've ever done. I trace the applique pieces onto freezer paper, then iron it on the wool, and cut it out. By using the freezer
    paper you are assured of nice crisp lines. Also, I use
    sequin pins rather than regular straight pins, as they are
    smaller and you're less likely to get hung up on them.

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