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Thread: machine applique question

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    How bout the reverse applique tech shown in the portrait quilts seen here on the board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    How bout the reverse applique tech shown in the portrait quilts seen here on the board?
    alikat110,
    Could you give me a link. I did some searches but didn't find anything that seemed relevant.
    Thanks,
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    I think I would use zig-zag satin stitch to do the fine lines...hopefully you have a machine that you can slowly decrease the width of the satin stitch.

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    I think you could do it all with fusible. I would use Misty Fuse because the applique will remain soft. All you need to do to secure the thin lines is to machine straight stitch through them (with matching color thread), which is achievable even if the applique is only 1/16th of an inch thick in place. The edges may eventually lift from washing, but this is simply called raw edge applique. In the thicker areas I would straight stitch along all of the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol45 View Post
    My DGS wants the attached dragon on his quilt. It needs to be approximately 21" x 21". I thought originally that I would machine embroider it, but it's so large that I think it would be more practical to applique it. If I use fusible web to cut out the applique, it seems to me that the thin lines would be impossible for me to stitch down to the base fabric. I thought some of you may have suggestions for the best way to handle this problem. I don't do hand applique or hand embroidery.
    Thanks in advance,
    Carol
    This might be pushing it too far, but I'd ask kiddo to have someone re-draw the figure with heavier lines so you could work with it easier
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    How about fabric markers,crayons, pencils, acrylic paints ect.
    Best answer so far!
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    satin stitch the whole applique then satin stitch the lighter lines [?over a cord[pearl cotton 8]] always use tearaway under fabric to support the satin stitch

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    I would be inclined to do them in ink. Print the pattern the size you want it (probably several sheets taped together) put the fabric over it, then draw that critter over a window or light box.

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    How about for the fine lines using a pigma pen; they are permanent and lots of colors and fine tip
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    I was also going to suggest reverse appliqué, this link shows a simplified version of what might work. http://darnkat.wordpress.com/reverse-applique-tutorial/

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