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    I've been doing hand applique for 10 or more years. and have recently heard of a method where you build a unit (like a butterfly, perhaps) on something like a light-weight pellon. Then you put it the unit along with the rest of the units onto the background. I need more information about how that works.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Hi, welcome from northern Minnesota!

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    Welcome from St.Louis! We had a guy speak to our guild and showed us that piled up unit thing, but he didn't use pellon, just the bottom layer, but he started from the top and clipped away the unders with each step. Does that make any sense?

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    Welcome from northern California. The method you describes sounds like a form of trapunto.--which I haven't tried yet. Mostly I hand piece while riding the BART train home after work. So relaxing. I have other projects which I machine sew too.

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    I need to know more about that technique. I will be watching this topic. Oh but someone was telling me just yesterday about landscaping like that and taking away portions--I can't wait to see how that all works. She promised me to show me where I can see it on line. Anyone know about this technique?

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    I would love to learn more about this technique and what it is called too :D:D:D

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    Hello and Welcome to the board ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    Can't help you, sorry but it does sound interesting

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Hello and welcome from SE Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    I have seen people demo this but with a fusible backing, ironing with a teflon sheet to keep the layers from sticking to the ironing surface. Start by ironing the fusible to the back of your fabric, cut out the pieces, then iron them from the back layer to the front layer on top of the teflon sheet. Let cool and pull the piece off the teflon. It is then ready to iron onto your background fabric all in one piece.

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    I don't know this technique but I love to hand applique.
    And you are so right- hand work is relaxing :)
    Welcome to the board!! :D

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    I took a course with Maureen Goldsmith and she had us use batiste as the base. We made bougainvillea flowers (mine is still in progress (6 years later) I'll see if I can find a link that might have her technique in it. We used silk thread so that the fine thread wouldn't show. Everything is done by hand, embroidery on the actual leaf & beading.

    Here's a link to her site with pictures of some of her pansies taught with that method. Looks like she calls the technique slip/off block appliqué.http://www.pastelpixels.com/mcq/index.html

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    Thanks for the tip. Went on line to her site and then googled off block applique see if I could see the details of doing it. Off block thread shows basting to the back of the "block" fabric and doing reverse applique. Hadn't thought of that approach. I'll let you know how it turns out. Working on design of a quilt of reef fishes so will have plenty of critters to practice on.

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    Did you e-mail Maureen at all? She's a very friendly person & might be willing to guide you through her method?

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