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Thread: Question about applique.

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    Question about applique.

    I saw Elaine's HST quilted by Charisma and I wondered how the black outlining got around the flowers and leaves on the outside border. I understood it was done by hand not machine. I like the way it looks.

    Sissy

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    here is a link to the thread Elaine's HST star...quilted by Charisma
    i never noticed the black outlining, but it sure is a nice look. perhaps it is a narrow zig zag applying the applique by machine?
    Nancy in western NY

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    It look like to me that it is a simple outline stitch done very close together and holds down the edges instead of needle turn applique. JMO.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Yup. Looks like machine satin stitch. Nicely done.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Can it be machine satin stitched if the whole quilt was hand made? JMO.

    "She hand pieced the whole thing from HST's to the Needle turn applique. Pretty amazing..it's all PERFECT!"
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I thought it might be a really good hand embroidered stem stitch used to sew the appliques in place. Kind of like Red Work but with a fabric shape in the inside of the outline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Can it be machine satin stitched if the whole quilt was hand made? JMO.

    "She hand pieced the whole thing from HST's to the Needle turn applique. Pretty amazing..it's all PERFECT!"
    oops, i missed that part . what beautiful handwork!
    Nancy in western NY

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    "I thought it might be a really good hand embroidered stem stitch used to sew the appliques in place." That's what I think. Stem stitch. Good Idea that I just might do

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    I enlarged it to 200% because I was interested in the outline also. It looked to be a satin stitch outline.
    Marilyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinceresissy View Post
    I saw Elaine's HST quilted by Charisma and I wondered how the black outlining got around the flowers and leaves on the outside border. I understood it was done by hand not machine. I like the way it looks.

    Sissy
    Since Charisma had the quilt in hand why don't you private message her and ask her?

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