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Thread: The "A" (as in applique) word

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI Applique Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by grandma Janice
    I have always hand appliqued. I have tried machine and don't like it. I sometimes use fusable (light) and do a buttonhole stitch around but I like to turn pieces under 1/4 inch and then do an invisable stitch. I really like that look. If you want quick, I guess hand done is not for you, but for me it's the actual handwork that I enjoy.
    Machine applique is not all that quick. You have to go slow and pay attention to what you are doing. I have done both and both take patience and practice to do them well. If you don't take your time with both of them you will not do a good job. And like anything else practice is important to do a good job. I love doing raw edge applique and am still learning and learning how to do corners, curves and points takes practice. I do a lot of different hand stitching and don't feel that if it is done by hand it will be a done better than if I used a machine. Like I've said before to do anything, by hand or machine, well, takes practice and patients.
    I agree I thought machine applique was really fast untill I learned how to do it correctly and creatively. :oops:

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    I did a block that had 27 leaves in blanket stitch. That took forever!! You basically have to go one stitch at a time and lift the presser foot and move the fabric every other stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I did a block that had 27 leaves in blanket stitch. That took forever!! You basically have to go one stitch at a time and lift the presser foot and move the fabric every other stitch.
    So was it worth the time????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nana
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I did a block that had 27 leaves in blanket stitch. That took forever!! You basically have to go one stitch at a time and lift the presser foot and move the fabric every other stitch.
    So was it worth the time????
    Definitely. The black blanket stitch set that quilt off! I'll take pictures of it this weekend at retreat where I have room to spread it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nana
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I did a block that had 27 leaves in blanket stitch. That took forever!! You basically have to go one stitch at a time and lift the presser foot and move the fabric every other stitch.
    So was it worth the time????
    Definitely. The black blanket stitch set that quilt off! I'll take pictures of it this weekend at retreat where I have room to spread it out.
    Great I can heardly wait to see.

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    I disagree - needle turn is the original technique and requires more skill. I love machine applique but, in my estimation, needle turn is THE REAL DEAL.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by lynmh
    I do the real deal applique--although if you like the fusible or machine applique there is NOTHING bad about it. I just happen to love to needle turn.

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    Fusible and machine applique is as "real deal" as needle turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeneeD
    I disagree - needle turn is the original technique and requires more skill. I love machine applique but, in my estimation, needle turn is THE REAL DEAL.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by lynmh
    I do the real deal applique--although if you like the fusible or machine applique there is NOTHING bad about it. I just happen to love to needle turn.

    lyn
    Fusible and machine applique is as "real deal" as needle turn.

    In my estimation any applique is the real deal. (no need to shout) The definition of applique is "to apply." That's it.

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    Didn't mean to aggravate or shout - I don't do needle turn but I admire those that do. It is really hard to do.

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    I machine applique, but I sew my design on another piece of fabric right sides together, then I put a slit in the back and turn them right side out, so I don't have raw edges, then I just use a fabric glue stick or pines to hold it in place. I have tried sevreal methods, and this one take a few more steps and a little more time, but I like the finished producted, and then I can use what ever stitch that suits my fancy. :D I hope this helps. God bless.

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    I am just doing my first applique. I sewed circles to muslin and then turned them. I did not remove the backing or the fabric under the circle as I felt the additional heigth would add to the over all effect. I stitched it to the block with a button hole stitch, a long stitch and I wanted it to show so I used cotton thread.

    I will not know till I finish, if I like the effect or not. Why do people want to make the stitching disappear?


    Blessings,


    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by ReeneeD
    I disagree - needle turn is the original technique and requires more skill. I love machine applique but, in my estimation, needle turn is THE REAL DEAL.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by lynmh
    I do the real deal applique--although if you like the fusible or machine applique there is NOTHING bad about it. I just happen to love to needle turn.

    lyn
    Fusible and machine applique is as "real deal" as needle turn.
    I totally agree.

    In my estimation any applique is the real deal. (no need to shout) The definition of applique is "to apply." That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerstorm
    I am just doing my first applique. I sewed circles to muslin and then turned them. I did not remove the backing or the fabric under the circle as I felt the additional heigth would add to the over all effect. I stitched it to the block with a button hole stitch, a long stitch and I wanted it to show so I used cotton thread.

    I will not know till I finish, if I like the effect or not. Why do people want to make the stitching disappear?


    Blessings,

    Sometimes the stitching can take away from the whole look. It's all about how you want it to look.


    Sharon

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    I'm a newbie here, but have absolutely adored the "little dutch girl" as it was known when my Mom did them in the 30's......aka :Sunbonnet Sue". I used to watch her do them, but wish I would have watched close enough to LEARN.

    All I know how to do so far is to buy the fabrics..II'm good at that) hehehe.........but I'm reading and "haunting" this board so I can learn. I have a friend who is a very good quilter, but she doesn't like to do applique. Thank all of you for your posts here.....I'm really learning a lot by reading them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny doty
    I machine applique, but I sew my design on another piece of fabric right sides together, then I put a slit in the back and turn them right side out, so I don't have raw edges, then I just use a fabric glue stick or pines to hold it in place. I have tried sevreal methods, and this one take a few more steps and a little more time, but I like the finished producted, and then I can use what ever stitch that suits my fancy. :D I hope this helps. God bless.
    Another step to the way you do applique is to use the threat that dissolves. That way when you iron you can use steam and the back then comes off. That way there is less bulk.

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    Love to applique. I think you should try them all and see what you like best. I have a needle turn that I take with me everywhere. Something to do while waiting and something to have when I am done. Machine applique can be quick and easy. Stay away from heavy webbing. Use something like Steam a Seam lite. You don't want your quilt to be stiff when it is washed. Last comment is to take a class. It is always fun to learn something new with others.

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