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Thread: Applique

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    Applique

    I am about to start an appliqué quilt with rather large flower petals. Should I put some kind of batting, or stuffing under the petals or just leave them flat ? This is my first attempt at appliqué.

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    You can do either...if you want the look of trapunto, then extra layer the flower, otherwise just appliqué flat. Btw, is this needleturn (hand) or machine?

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    Needle turn. I love the "old" way of quilt making, old looking fabric and tried and true patterns.

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    As Geri said, you can do either. I am doing an applique BOM and plan to trapunto certain areas. I am doing the hand applique first, then before I quilt it, I will put a piece of batting under the area I want raised and machine stitch with invisible thread as close to my applique as I can get it, then turn it over and trim the batting away as close to the stitching as possible. Then I will layer and quilt.
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    Be careful not to over-stuff or you might have problems stitching them down.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Be careful not to over-stuff or you might have problems stitching them down.
    Amen, a little goes a long way!
    Debbie
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