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Thread: Small fabric piece scenes in raw-edge applique

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    I am very interested in learning how to do small fabric piece scenes in raw-edge applique. I have seen pictures and articles in quilting magazines about specific people do this type of hand-sewn applique. However, they do not tell how to do this.Can anyone help me?.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    Many thanks, Nadja

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    yes, I was wondering that myself, they look so pretty in the photos but no upclose of the stitching. So many pieces to stitch, suppose mostly top stitched. These quilts are not for the bed, but to hang, I would think, lots of stuff going on..sure wish they would tell how the artist stitched all those
    tiny pieces.

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    They use raw edged applique, and I seen multiple shows on Qnn and one on sewing with Nancy where they said the idea was to let the fusible web hold everything down, as these were not apt to be washed. I think they were using a heavier fusible web for this.
    One showed using a very narrow zig zag stitch but dropped the feed dogs and free motioned around the edges.
    On a Fons and Porter show they did a very narrow, short, blind hem stitch around the pieces.
    QNNtv is revamping their website and I am hoping they have more shows on this type of quilting, there were hints they may have more instructional videos on demand next month when they start their new programming.
    I am thinking that I may check out some books at the library to check out any other techniques.
    Another thought is this: there is a group or guild out of the Chicago area that is really big on fused applique, they probably have a website where you could ask questions. I cannot remember their name, but they have been on either America Quilts Creatively, Fons and Porter, or one of the other PBS shows aired Saturday mornings, here. Their part of the show showed them singing a song about fusible applique and handing out certificates about this type of applique. Maybe someone else reading this can help you out with their name/website.

    PS I finally remembered her name :roll:

    Laura Wasilowski She is part of the group from Chicago
    Also Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewelland were using regular stick glue for paper to stick on the appliques, they said it was easier to sew through than fabric stick glues and it was water disolvable.

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    Sewing with Nancy is doing a 3 part series on Qnn.tv maybe this will answer your question?

    Airing Wed 22nd 12:00 AM Eastern Time
    12:00 PM Part I

    1:57 Am Part II
    1:57 PM

    6:57 AM Part III
    6:57 PM

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