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Thread: stipplling

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    This might be a stupid question, but here goes.

    If I'd like to do some stippling with machine embroidery or applique, do I stipple first then add the applique or embroidery? Or do I do the applique or embroidery then stipple over that?

    Thanks,
    Diana

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I applique first, then stipple around it

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    It depends on the look you want. Stippling around the applique makes the applique/embroidery stand out more since the stippling makes the surrounding fabric flatter. If you want to lessen the emphasis on the applique/embroidery, do your stippling over it. The applique will still be seen, but will not stand out as much. If you're doing something with many appliques or embroideries, you can get a feeling of depth to the picture by letting some stand out and "move" to the front and stippling over others to "move" them to the back.

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    Super Member natalieg's Avatar
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    I applique first, then embroider around it~I would feel like I was ruining the embroidery if I quilted over it.

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