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Thread: A new method of applique!

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    Senior Member doowopddbop's Avatar
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    I thought I had tried every method of applique'
    * needle turn
    * raw edge with blanket stitch
    * rag edge
    * back-basting
    * invisible thread with machine stitch
    not to mention the ton of ways to prepare your applique' shapes:
    * freezer paper (wax side up - Kim Diehl's method)
    * freezer paper and starch
    * spray adhesive
    * fusible adhesive
    * cereal box templates and starch
    * plastic templates and starch
    OK, so the list goes on!

    And now I've tried "free-motion" applique' on the sweetest little pillow topper. At a retreat given by Kellie Wulfsohn from Australia, we used raw edge applique' pieces with fusible adhesive, added a couple of layers of wool batting, grabbed a pair of new garden gloves to get a good grip, dropped the feed dogs, then straight stitched around each piece two to three times. Once the pieces are on, quilt in a few swirls. I gave the freemotion quilting a good try, then I brought it home and used my longarm... I know, I cheated! But I did learn another fun way to applique!

    A unique designer, we're bound to see more of Kellie's "Don't Look Now" designs... patterns... classes... and even a line of fabrics for Riley Blake Designs coming next Spring. I first found her on this Board, with one of her quilts in a picture of "Doll Quilts" in the header. Here's her website: http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_...-fabric-1.html

    What's your favorite method of applique?
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    Super Member athenagwis's Avatar
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    oooh how pretty!! What a great method, I have been trying a few different ones myself. I have done fusible, needle turn, back basting, and rag edge. I am picking up some misty fuse to see how that works soon too. Your pillow topper is stunning!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Beautiful quilt, love the quilting also.

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    Thats just beautiful. I have yet to try freehand quilting or applique by machine. I just always do it by hand.

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    beautiful

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    Those pictures took my breath away! They are so beautiful. The colors, the composition along with those swirls. Oh my goodness I love it!

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    Sure is pretty

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    That is so very very pretty... I really love it!

    Hugs

    Caroline

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    Love it!

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    Awesome!! Awesome!!
    Just love the detail, and swirls.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Sandra

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