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    Is there any reason I shouldn't...

    Is there any reason I shouldn't attach my raw edge applique at the same I machine quilt? I have attached the applique pieces with steam a seam and I thought that instead of doing a buttonhole stitch around each piece and then machine quilting all three layers... I would do it in one step and stitch around each piece while I am quilting through all three layers. Is this a terrible idea? I'm I just being lazy? Or is it a GREAT timesaver. Please let me know what you think. \\I have uploaded pictures before but tonight it doesn't work. Will try again later.

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    I cant see whynot...but you know someone will think of a reason not to.

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    I do it all the time. I asked this same question once and most responses were "go for it".
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    I do it too and like the quilting effect?

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    One of my guild members showed us a quilt done this way at our last meeting. She is a very talented professional longarmer. If I understood the process - first she did an all-over on the pieced quilt, which was rectangles of neutral tones, then she laid down her applique pieces (fused to a very lightweight fusible) and stitched around them, then clipped the edges. Here's her blog showing the quilt and explaining the process - and I took the picture!

    http://jeanmcdaniel.wordpress.com/

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    I did and I posted a picture of the quilt I made. The post was - Raw edge applique - a few weeks ago. It came out great!

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    Oh, that is beautiful! Great pics, Dunster. Pat, looks as though you have a good answer. I've considered doing this, too, and now want to give it a try!

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    One of my guild members showed us a quilt done this way at our last meeting. She is a very talented professional longarmer. If I understood the process - first she did an all-over on the pieced quilt, which was rectangles of neutral tones, then she laid down her applique pieces (fused to a very lightweight fusible) and stitched around them, then clipped the edges. Here's her blog showing the quilt and explaining the process - and I took the picture!

    http://jeanmcdaniel.wordpress.com/
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    No its done all the time, would be a real time saver as well
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    No reason you shouldn't or couldn't. Just remember what you do on the front will show on the back.

    Personally i think it looks just fine with the right patterns. Kind of makes it a 2 sided quilt.


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    I have done this several times. Works well and is a timesaver.

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