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Thread: need machine applique help?

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    Panther Creek Quilting's Avatar
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    I have a piece that i have used wonder under to attach the applique. It has 8 pieces that over lap. I am going to be using a blanket stitch on my machine to applique. My question is...... where do I start. Like when the pieces over lap and where do I end? Should I do the entire outside edges and then the middles (don't think that is right)........ Help, Please!!!!!!!!!!

    Sheila

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    When I do applique, I only do the parts on the outside areas and continue to layer.

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    you do not have to stitch the parts that are under another piece, start at an edge and work around the applique, slow down and narrow your stitch a little when going around tight curves, and stitch all the way around the top most pieces...if you could post a picture of the project we could offer more help..not all appliques are done the same.

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    Here is the project I am doing!

    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/2009_elephant.pdf

    I understand the trunk. But like around the arms where other pieces cross over so often? Any help there?

    Sheila

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    I start at the back and work my way front.

    First I would do the little bit of the bottom of the stomach that shows, and then:
    The legs
    The arms
    The ears
    The face
    The trunk
    The eyes

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    oh thank you! thank you! thank you! That is kinda what i had planned but was a little concerned how to start and stop. Will give it a whirl!

    Thanks

    Sheila

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    You are welcome :D you should have seen MY first attempt LMBO then a little birdie on the board gave me this tip :D:D:D

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    here is a link I found while surfing and it has 2 parts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1mP57lDItI

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    The way I usually handle this is in layers, starting with the layer next to the background and work my way up. It has always worked well for me.

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    I usually fuse it all down, and then sew around each section.

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