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Old 02-21-2020, 04:13 PM
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Here is the center of the wall hanging I am doing ... i still have all four borders to do.

There are over 450 teensy tiny pieces of applique that make up these flowers, leaves and stems. I am not really sure how I'll be able to applique some of these.

I have some ideas - but wanted to know if someone has already tried one of them - or has another idea

1 - use clear thread and do FMQ around the pieces, so the mistakes won't be as visible
2 - buy a piece of tulle? (I don't know if that is the right word) or really fine clear netting and place it over the top and do some FMQ on the pieces, but if I miss some, it's not a big deal?
3 - suck it up and do it all by machine in matching thread and never buy another pattern like this again

Your thoughts / comments are greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much!

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Old 02-21-2020, 04:37 PM
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I have no clue but it is very pretty.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:04 PM
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There is a technique called "shadow quilting" using tulle to cover the small pieces. There are websites explaining the technique, never tried it myself though. Your work is really pretty.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:40 PM
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Lovely appliqué! Putting tulle over appliqué will dull it a bit so it depends on the look you want.
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:31 PM
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#3 You will soon forget the pain!

Its a gorgeous piece and a great opportunity to play with thread and stitches.

#1 could be ok but it would just be an ok piece when finished. Just my opinions for you.
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:58 PM
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I used monofilament for applique once. It showed up more than I had anticipated.

Using tulle on top is a good option if it won't be handled -- as a wall hanging.

It is a beautiful applique. I'd take the time to make it spectacular. Have you considered buttonhole applique by hand?
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:37 PM
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I’m no expert of the best technique to use here but I wanted to tell you your wall hanging is very beautiful!
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:28 AM
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This looks like a Edyta Sitar pattern. She uses a small zigzag stitch with invisible thread around each piece.
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:14 AM
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Looks beautiful so far. We had a guild speaker a couple weeks ago and she zig zags around the pieces.
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That is beautiful. When you get it completed, it deserves a prominent place for display in your home.
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