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Thread: Hand Applique Points and Curves

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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    Hand Applique Points and Curves

    How to Hand Applique points and Valleys or
    How I Solved my problems and learned to love Hand Applique


    This may not be a new technique but being new to hand applique I found by trial and error that these steps work well for me. I hope others will find them helpful too.

    I was asked how I get good points on my work. This is my explanation after many attempts.

    1. Gather supplies and cut out your shapes
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    2. doing the points,
    fold point in at minimum 1/2" and dab with glue pen,
    hand press in place
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    3. folding edges to create point
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    fold one side to center for placement, dab glue and trim extra fabric
    fold back into place, use a pin to manipulate into place.
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    repeat for other side
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    4.Use the narrow brush to paint starch along edge of straight parts and slight curves.
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    fold edge in and press. Do this all the way around the piece
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    5. Clip inside curve, dab with glue and finger press seam into glue,
    continue with the starching.
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    Ready to baste
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    Pin piece in place and sew baste with a large stitch.
    Sometimes the fabric will start to ripple.
    Check this often. If it happens remove some pins &
    smooth it out and continue sewing.
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    You are now ready to do the hand stitching. No pins!!! Hooray!!! Piece of cake!!!

    Hope this helps any one trying hand applique for the first time.

    peace to all
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    Very nicely done with the photos you have posted.
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    Thanks so much for taking all those pictures. I'm still learning how to applique (besides fusible) and I'm hoping this might work for me too.
    Happy Quilting!

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    Thank you!!!

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    Thank you so much......is this a stylized bird?

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    Great post!!!

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    Great tutorial and you did a wonderful job of posting the pictures. I like the step by step pictures and how to do it. Thanks.

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    Thank you for the time you took to create this thread. It was so nice of you. What a great job you did explaining everything and your photos are super helpful!

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    Thank you for the great tutorial with clear pictures!

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    Thanks for the pictures & instructions, I know they will help me.

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