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Thread: question about applique

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    Member Becca's Avatar
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    Is needle-turn the preferred method for applique? I don't care for machine applique.

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    It's definitely mine - I enjoy handsewing.

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    It is mine also. I love to do needle turn.

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    Any sugestions on doing needle-turn or will it come easier with practice?

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    Hand-applique for me!! I don't know if it becomes easier, because its actually a very easy technique. I just think you become more at ease and start to enjoy more.

    Just relax and enjoy!!! :D :D No worries!!!

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    Just relax asnd enjoy the process. The more you do it, the easier I find it becomes.

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    I don't have the patience for needle-turn. I did it a few times and I just like the look of satin-stitched applique better. I think I select patterns that fit the machine method better. I am sure if I was planning on making an antique-looking quilt or a show quilt, I would go with hand-applique, but since most of my quilts are quilts kids use, I like making sure that my applique is VERY secure.

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    I've never done needle turn. I use freezer paper and use my iron to press so the seam allowance is stuck to the freezer paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingladydi
    I've never done needle turn. I use freezer paper and use my iron to press so the seam allowance is stuck to the freezer paper.
    If I do try it, I think this is how I would do it too.

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    It depends on the look I want. I do enjoy needle turn.

    a hint? get some of those little applique pins. I'm cheap so I kept using my regular pins. My thread would get tangled. I got some of the little pins and have been kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

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