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Old 12-28-2008, 02:41 PM
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When you are appliqueing a curvy stem, do you applique the inside curve first or the outside curve? I can't remember which one it is - if you do the wrong one first, then the other side is harder to manipulate. Don't want to find out after the fact :roll:
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:48 PM
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I sometimes find the outside curve easier to start with.

Mostly, I just applique. The difference is my mentality for the day. If I know I'm not into it, I don't do it. If I'm into it, I can start anywhere.

Look at your shape and start with the gentlest curve you have.

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Old 12-28-2008, 04:16 PM
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I find it easier to start with the inside curve, not that I believe in a right/wrong way. I'm with Kara, mind has to be able to concentrate to get it just "right." :lol:

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Old 12-28-2008, 04:17 PM
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I was taught- inside curve to start, the outside curve will then stand up...its pretty easy to get it to lay down though.
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You applique the inside curve first, then the otherside will stretch into place.. of coure, we are assuming you are working with a bias strip...

If you sew down the outside curve first, then the inside will tend to pucker and not lay flat.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:04 PM
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Thanks everyone - exactly what I needed to know! You gals are the best!
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