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Old 09-14-2010, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KathyAire
I do like to applique but I do the raw edge machine applique and I don't think it's really considered appliquing. But, it works for me and that's what I will continue to do. I absolutely hate to do any hand work.
Why would applying by machine be any less "real" than applying by hand? Applique means "to apply" in French. Just as machine piecing and machine quilting are just as real as hand pieceing and hand quilting, machine applique is just as real.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:18 PM
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I have done some raw-edge machine applique, and am currently doing A Primitive Garden BOM quilt with wool. It is a huge project; but working with the wool is so nice. The needle goes through it like a knife through butter. Got to see the quilt at the VT. quilt show a couple of years ago, and 3 of us gals ordered it.....still not done by any of us lol.
Hope to learn needle turn at some point.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:29 PM
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I just found this cool video to watch blanket stitch by hand applique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpyF4...eature=related
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I will be watching this topic...I have never appliqued before but I soon will be starting a project that the center is applique and I will be doing the old timeeeee way of needle turn...I feel it is important to start at the beginning of applique and adapt to the technique I like best.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:49 PM
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Great idea! I have been trying to improve my appliqué technique
for some time. I seem to do better when I use the freezer paper method, but it still looks pretty sad next to the work that some of my friends do.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
Why would applying by machine be any less "real" than applying by hand? Applique means "to apply" in French. Just as machine piecing and machine quilting are just as real as hand pieceing and hand quilting, machine applique is just as real.
It's not that it isn't 'real', it's just that, to me, the hand applique looks so much better. There is such a difference. That being said, when I do dogs, that's not something that is elegant and the raw edge applique 'fits' the project.
I do admire the hand stuff, though.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by KathyAire
Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
Why would applying by machine be any less "real" than applying by hand? Applique means "to apply" in French. Just as machine piecing and machine quilting are just as real as hand pieceing and hand quilting, machine applique is just as real.
It's not that it isn't 'real', it's just that, to me, the hand applique looks so much better. There is such a difference. That being said, when I do dogs, that's not something that is elegant and the raw edge applique 'fits' the project.
I do admire the hand stuff, though.
I've seen some pretty poor-looking hand applique. Just because it's hand done doesn't mean it always looks better.

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Originally Posted by craftybear
I just found this cool video to watch blanket stitch by hand applique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpyF4...eature=related
My machine has a stitch that is called 'applique' and it looks just like that hand stitch in the video. I use that stitch for some things, such as flowers. If I'm doing the dogs, I use a tight zig zag stitch.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen

I've seen some pretty poor-looking hand applique. Just because it's hand done doesn't mean it always looks better.
I certainly agree with you there. I've seen some of that, too. But when I see some that is 'good', the turned under stuff, I really like the looks of it -- that is, when it is good.

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Originally Posted by craftybear
I just found this cool video to watch blanket stitch by hand applique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpyF4...eature=related
Holy cow, that looks easy! :-D
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