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Old 09-24-2010, 06:33 PM
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Where do I start? I've never done it before, hand or machine. I did a search, but I didn't see anything specific about where a beginner should start.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:41 PM
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I would do a sample blocks and see what you like best. I like raw edge machine. I don't do much of it but some times the quilt I like calls for it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by erstan947
I would do a sample blocks and see what you like best. I like raw edge machine. I don't do much of it but some times the quilt I like calls for it.
What is raw edge machine applique. Does someone have a tutorial?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:14 PM
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You can start with any method. You might want to search the internet or get a library book that explains the different techniques and then decide which you would like to try first. Just pick a simple design without a lot of teeny little pieces to start with. Try you tube for some videos.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:35 PM
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I went to YouTube and keyed in "appliqueing"....here's a lot of videos that will help you.

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...pliqueing&aq=f
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:44 PM
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look at the pics on this site--decide what you like the look of--investigate the tecniques--then start with something small--table center,lap rug,cot blanket----ask questions-- no question is silly--[it took me 2years to find out what a fat 1/4 was]--dive in the water is fine++++
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:34 PM
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here is one place to start , right on our board :wink:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-5967-1.htm

then i just used the search here on the board and came up with this :

http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....plique&u=&s=10

if you have specific questions just ask :lol:
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:22 AM
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raw edge machine applique you draw your design on the paper side of paper=backed fusable, iron to the wrong side of the fabric, cut out on the lines, fuse to background then stitch the edges using what ever stitch you want...no turn under, some people straight stitch them down, some zig-zag, some use a blanket stitch, what ever. there are hundreds of books and tutes out there for hand applique and lots of different techniques. trial and error works too, lots of us have learned that way.
needle turn applique, templates are used for the pieces, you add a turn under seam allowance around the piece when you cut it out. Becky Goldsmith offers some pretty clear pictures, help on their website. piece of cake quilts
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:36 AM
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My suggestion is to take a beginning needle-turn applique class and get the basics. Once you have tried that, try a few other methods. Always start with the basics.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:36 AM
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I'm hesitant when it comes to appliqueing. ("Intimidated" might be a better word, heh-heh...) My sis-in-law showed me a method recycling used dryer sheets for the simpler shapes: Lightly iron a used dryer sheet and place it on top of your cut-out fabric shape (secure to center with a pin, if you like). Machine stitch the sheet to the fabric, very close to the edge. Cut away the excess dryer sheet. Snip a small cross in the center of the dryer sheet and turn the thing inside out. Slide a knitting needle around the inside seam to pop out the corners and points, then iron so the edge of the shape is crisp. Voilla! I've never done the beautiful, heavily appliqued quilts, so this works for me. Takes away my hesitation. Of course, using this method you'll never learn the Real way to do it. lol...
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