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Affairs of the Heart Quilt - Machine or Hand Applique?

Old 10-12-2014, 03:52 AM
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Default Affairs of the Heart Quilt - Machine or Hand Applique?

I'm going to start the Affairs of the Heart quilt on New Years Day. I have my fabrics and the pattern ready to go. But I'm torn between machine applique and hand applique - there is something appealing about the challenge of hand but I really love the polished look of machine. I know that I won't have the patience to do the quilt twice. If it was you, which would you choose and WHY?
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:15 AM
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For that quilt I'd do machine applique and use matching thread and a blanket stitch.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:26 AM
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Could you do it with fusible non woven interfacing, then finish edges with either blanket in color thread or blind hem with invisible thread? Have the book....will have to look at it again .......
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:33 AM
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​Do you need a hand project for travel or appointments? If not I would go for machine appliqué so I could get it done quicker. There are just too many patterns I want to do to spend too much time on one thing.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:09 AM
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machine for me or if you have an embroidery machine you can also do it that way because they have it in embroidery machine designs as well
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:22 AM
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I have the patterns all ready to go, and I always intended to hand appliqué. That was then this is now, I think I will machine appliqué. I want to get it done and the pieces are so small, I think that will be easiest. I agree with Tartan, I just want to get it done so I can work on another project.
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:40 AM
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My friend made the quilt using the embroidery pattern from Anna's Awesome Applique. It was stunning.

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Old 10-12-2014, 08:09 AM
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I myself do very little hand applique so I would get matching thread and use a buttonhole machine stitching.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:12 AM
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There are no rules that say you can't combine the techniques. Try both techniques to find out what appeals to you.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:32 PM
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I am on block 25 of 36 and I am hand appliqueing them.
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