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Thread: Hand appique question....

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    When you are appliqueing a curvy stem, do you applique the inside curve first or the outside curve? I can't remember which one it is - if you do the wrong one first, then the other side is harder to manipulate. Don't want to find out after the fact :roll:

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    I sometimes find the outside curve easier to start with.

    Mostly, I just applique. The difference is my mentality for the day. If I know I'm not into it, I don't do it. If I'm into it, I can start anywhere.

    Look at your shape and start with the gentlest curve you have.


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    I find it easier to start with the inside curve, not that I believe in a right/wrong way. I'm with Kara, mind has to be able to concentrate to get it just "right." :lol:

    Sharon

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    I was taught- inside curve to start, the outside curve will then stand up...its pretty easy to get it to lay down though.

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    You applique the inside curve first, then the otherside will stretch into place.. of coure, we are assuming you are working with a bias strip...

    If you sew down the outside curve first, then the inside will tend to pucker and not lay flat.

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    Thanks everyone - exactly what I needed to know! You gals are the best!

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