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Raw Edge Appliqué

Raw edge appliqué is a fast and fun way to finish quilts. Raw edge appliqué is simply appliquéing the patch, without the use of a fusible product, leaving the raw edges unturned.

Any shape can be raw edge appliquéd. There are many traditional quilt blocks that utilize curved piecing such as drunkards path or orange peel. Many of these blocks could be constructed by using raw edge appliqué technique.

For raw edge appliqué simply lay down a fabric shape on a piece of background fabric. Then machine stitch 1/8" to 1/2" inside the raw edge of the shape. To decide the width of the seam allowance needed for raw edge appliqué decide how much fraying you prefer. If you prefer...

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