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Thread: New to applique .. yikes!

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    Super Member CorgiNole's Avatar
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    If you work well from books, I highly recommend Harriet Hargrave's Mastering Machine Applique. I'm taking her class this summer at symposium and have read the book twice in anticipation. It gives very clear instructions on multiple ways to prepare the applique as well as machine settings and techniques if you plan to sew buy machine. The preparation sections are still relevant if you are planning to hand sew/needle turn.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    If you ever want to do hand applique, here is a link that was discussed earlier today in another thread.

    http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...lique-lessons/

    Thank you for the link. I would like to learn hand applique and will check out the link you gave me. I'll probably use my sewing machine on this project though. It is such a big one to take on for a first try. It's how I learn though. Jump right in! Also I'll check on the other thread you mentioned.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    When you decide to start your project start at the beginning, read the instructions completely, then follow them line by line. Don't concentrate on how many you have left to do but concentrate on the one you are working on.

    Thank you for reminding me of that. I think my problem of starting on this is that I have the whole kit (minus 3 blocks)now and it is a lot to absorb.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I think craftsy has an applique class if not quilt university should
    I've taken craftsy classes before and have enjoyed them. I like being able to go back at a later date and see something that I have questions about and get the answer. Thanks!
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franc36 View Post
    I hope you will soon start Spring Bouquet. I have finished block 6. I had never done this type appliqué before but I find that I really enjoy it. My light box is too small for the pattern so I trace the pattern on very thin paper which I pin to the top of my fabric. I lift this paper pattern up and place the applique pieces on the fabric. Because the paper is very thin, I can see that my pieces are in the correct place. I often use a mini iron to tack the individual pieces in place. I am doing this BOM through my LQS. They give no instruction; but the owner has some completed blocks displayed. She used a small zig zag stitch and matching thread. You can purchase a box of Aurifil thread that matches the colors used in Spring Bouquet. I got mine from my LQS; but I have seen the thread on-line. To sew my pieces down, I use a buttonhole stitch and the matching thread. I love the way that looks! I hope you will enjoy making Spring Bouquet as much as I.
    Oh my, so glad to know I'm not the only one doing this BOM. You and ckcowl and me. Of course I have done nothing yet. Thanks for the encouragement and information you have given me. I am feeling a bit of excitement towards this now instead of the fear. That's a good thing.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    Try craftsy if they haven't why not get in touch and ask them and see what the response is. They may not realise ther is a need. I have been in this situation and days are long. Look through utube videos . Some interesting ones on there, especially in other languages. Have fun and keep going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole View Post
    If you work well from books, I highly recommend Harriet Hargrave's Mastering Machine Applique. I'm taking her class this summer at symposium and have read the book twice in anticipation. It gives very clear instructions on multiple ways to prepare the applique as well as machine settings and techniques if you plan to sew buy machine. The preparation sections are still relevant if you are planning to hand sew/needle turn.

    Cheers, K
    I also highly recommend Harriet's book...she is a master but the book explains it for even beginners and has great illustrations. Hearts and stars are both good shapes to practice on. Depending on your machine, and what thread you use, you can get a lot of different looks with your applique. You can use matching or blending thread colors, or one color on all of your applique, or even invisible thread if you don't want your stitches to show.

    Have fun!

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    Hello, I have done many many raw edge applique quilts. They make an "Applique Sheet" that you can lightly fuse
    your pieces together before you fuse it all together. You put your pattern underneath the sheet an lay your fabric pieces on top. I have also used a sheet of light plastic (I bought mine in the craft section at Walmart) and traced
    the entire pattern and layed that over the fabric to help me place the fused pieces. I love doing these. If you find
    that you like this process, go to Pineneedles.com. She has many many wonderful patterns. Hope you have fun and good luck!!!!!
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    Quilt University should have an online applique class.
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    I absolutely love this applique site and may now give it a serious go! Thanks

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