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Thread: Reverse Applique Horse

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    Senior Member omaluvs2quilt's Avatar
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    Reverse Applique Horse

    Well, I decided to take a little break from the big project and play with a little reverse applique for the first time...I actually think I like it! I made this for my granddaughter's riding instructor for her birthday.

    The only problem I had was the top stitching...does anyone else have trouble stitching on batik? I had more thread breaks, even after changing needles, cleaning bobbin area, etc...just kept shredding that doggone thread (cotton top & bottom).

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    That is very pretty! I think I read somewhere that poly thread is better with batiks than cotton. May have been here on the board. Try poly and see if you have better luck.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Really pretty, great work!!!!!!

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    Oh is that gorgeous.
    DEB CAVAN

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    That is just so cool.

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    wow ... nice gift....

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    Were your bobbin and top threads the same weight? I used same weight thread for bobbin and top thread to piece. When I started quilting with a heavier weight thread using the same needle, top thread started breaking a lot. When it finally dawned on me to change to a larger needle, everything was fine.

    I like your horse. Reverse applique is fun to do.

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    One blogger that uses mostly batiks suggested to me to use size 70 machine needle and that made a world of difference for me!

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    You did such a great job.
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    Very effective. Well done.

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