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Thread: How to applique

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    Junior Member eeraemore's Avatar
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    Thanks for helping Cindy out -- I'm also trying to learn...

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    I didn't get to work on my witch is in project last night like I had hoped...instead had to use up some apples so canned applesauce. Hopefully tonight I'll get to work on my witch. Keep the helpful hints coming. I really appreciate all the comments.

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    I used to hate applique.... it never turned out like I wanted. Then I learned a technique that works for me. I trace out the pattern twice on freezer paper. I number the different pieces that will be different fabrics. I cut out one of my tracings and iron them to the fabric's right side. Then I can trim about 1/8"-1/4" larger than the pattern. I use fabric glue to fold the excess under. Since the freezer paper is there, I can see exactly where the edge needs to be folded under. I have used glue sticks and liquid glue.... both work okay. I always use the same color thread as the fabric (that can mean using many colors of thread for one block) so that the thread doesn't show much and I use a small blind stitch to attach the applique to the background fabric. I LOVE doing applique now.... can take it with me to work while I wait a the doctor's office, etc. Good luck with whatever method you choose.

    I almost forgot..... the 2nd pattern that I cut out is a great guide to place the pieces on the background fabric..... it turns out looking like it is supposed to look that way.

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    I found a great tutorial on freezer paper applique. It's from Shabby Fabrics. Go to shabbyfabrics.com and then go to their videos. It's a 4-part thing - most are only 5-10 minutes long but she goes step by step. Her name is Jennifer Bosworth and she's really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma sue
    I found a great tutorial on freezer paper applique. It's from Shabby Fabrics. Go to shabbyfabrics.com and then go to their videos. It's a 4-part thing - most are only 5-10 minutes long but she goes step by step. Her name is Jennifer Bosworth and she's really good.
    I could not find the videos on this site.
    Thanks

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    I do all mine on fusible web like this it wont move sewing with the machine I know shame on me but I just love applique and my hands dont do big blocks anymore have to take to many breaks.Machine works better for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icandothat
    Quote Originally Posted by grandma sue
    I found a great tutorial on freezer paper applique. It's from Shabby Fabrics. Go to shabbyfabrics.com and then go to their videos. It's a 4-part thing - most are only 5-10 minutes long but she goes step by step. Her name is Jennifer Bosworth and she's really good.
    I could not find the videos on this site.
    Thanks
    Try here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c3jSSmFIJw>--apparently there are 7-8 tutes in the series on the subject. I am looking forward to watching them. Thanks for the reference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frannella
    Quote Originally Posted by Icandothat
    Quote Originally Posted by grandma sue
    I found a great tutorial on freezer paper applique. It's from Shabby Fabrics. Go to shabbyfabrics.com and then go to their videos. It's a 4-part thing - most are only 5-10 minutes long but she goes step by step. Her name is Jennifer Bosworth and she's really good.
    I could not find the videos on this site.
    Thanks
    Try here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c3jSSmFIJw>--apparently there are 7-8 tutes in the series on the subject. I am looking forward to watching them. Thanks for the reference!
    Thanks for the link. I watched them all.

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