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Thread: Can you applique AFTER quilting?

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    I do not have much experience in applique yet, at all.
    I would like to add some appliques to a quilt that has already been quilted. Maybe using a hand stitch would make it do-able?

    If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated!

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    You betchya!
    Applique is simply attaching a form to a fabric base (in quilting). It will look nice to see the picture on top of the quilting - - added interest.
    and, of course you would do it by hand. Just make sure that your attaching stitches don't go all the way through to the back. It may be a quilt police problem ... but, there is no need to do it clear through all the layers

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    I don't see why not.

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    I think it looks beautiful sitting on top of the quilting :D:D:D

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    Sure. I'd use a fusable like steam a seam 2. Cut out your design. Iron them on and sew by hand a blanket stitch around them. It will add to your quilt.

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    I too am interested in this thread. I have an "hourglass and ninepatch" top that I want to quilt and then add applique flowers and vines around the border.

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    it's not necessary to use steam a seam or any fusible if your turning it under

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    Yes.

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    Yes. This is how I attatch my quilt labels.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

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