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Thread: First attempt at Applique

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    Super Member almostfree's Avatar
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    Applique has scared me for a long time, but I bought this kit at my LQS, and thought I would give it a try. However, I about gave it up for something silly--I had trouble getting the paper off the backs of the pieces! After standing and ironing and stripping off pieces, I finally got everything where it was supposed to be. Then I practiced turning corners on my sewing machine. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now I think I'm ready to tackle something a little bigger!

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    That is a very cute wall hanging, I love it. You did a great job on it. It is nice to do a small project first, and then move onto bigger projects.:)

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    Very nice! I love machine applique.

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    It scares me too, but I'm determined to try !!!!
    I love yours....

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    glad you didn't quit! try taking a straight pin and scratching across the paper through the center then twist material will magically pull apart and can peel right off. Try with scraps it's why I love this site!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    glad you didn't quit! try taking a straight pin and scratching across the paper through the center then twist material will magically pull apart and can peel right off. Try with scraps it's why I love this site!!!
    Thanks for the tip! I will try that next time!

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    Nice job!!!

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    wow, you didn't start all that small. That fish had just about every corner, curve, point etc. that you had to learn to do. Congrats on doing something new. Each time you do it, you will gain confidence.

    It looks great :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Really nice wall hanging. I love machine applique also, as you can tell if you have seen my quilts. I use Elenore Burns methods a lot and also fusible raw edge applique. Have fun, sky's the limit.

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    I love your little fish, I could make an entire quilt out of that one pattern. Great work.

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