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Thread: ??would like to start my first needleturn applique??

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    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
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    I "know" in theory almost everthing available on this board about needleturn applique but how on earth do you manage if the mustace of Santa is in the middle smaller than (one of) the seamallowance?? Or the stuff the reindeers have on their head - I dont think it is called horn!?

    Any help would be highly appreciated
    Granny

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    Honestly? I'm not sure that you do. In those cases, I've used 1/8" or simple embroidery.

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    Couldn't you just embrodier the mustache and antlers on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Couldn't you just embrodier the mustache and antlers on?
    So it is called antlers then? Thanks. The pattern (outline without a lot of instruction) calles for applique so there has to be a way to do it!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Couldn't you just embrodier the mustache and antlers on?
    So it is called antlers then? Thanks. The pattern (outline without a lot of instruction) calles for applique so there has to be a way to do it!?
    Yes, you can applique' over the top of another piece of applique' so the mustache can be put on the face. The antlers can be appliqued also, they just may have some small pieces and be hard to do.

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    Don't assume the instructions are correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Couldn't you just embrodier the mustache and antlers on?
    So it is called antlers then? Thanks. The pattern (outline without a lot of instruction) calles for applique so there has to be a way to do it!?
    ;)

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    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
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    Maybe if we could see the instructions some how we could make more sense out of it and give more help.

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    Thanks a lot. It is most likely as you said: very hard to do but normal needleturn.
    I think I will have to practice before I start with the actual blocks.

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    if it suited the piece you could always cut the mustache and antlers from felt and stitch them down using blanket stitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by janedee
    if it suited the piece you could always cut the mustache and antlers from felt and stitch them down using blanket stitch
    thank you, that is a very good idea. I try first needleturn and if I am not able to do it nicely I will have to add felt to my stash........... :lol:

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