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Thread: Ques Can I use applique on the front of my quilt to be the quilting on back?

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    Super Member DA Mayer's Avatar
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    I have a back made for a baby quilt and I want the front to be appliqued bugs and I want the decorative applique stitch to be on the back squares. Has anyone done anything like this?

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    I did something like that on a baby quilt, except I put a pieces of fabric on the back side before I did the satin stitching, then trimmed it close to the stitching. That way I ended up with applique shapes on the back too.


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    Brilliant plant, Twisted! I love the look on the back.

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    I love the idea of letting the applique help do the quilting!!! :D

    What a cute quilt 8)

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    Absolutely brilliant idea, I had never seen this done before, what a neat plan.

    Elle

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    Great idea!! Twistedstitcher- that's another great idea!!

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    woo hoo...great idea, and a great baby quilt!
    You guys really stretch my thinking...
    then it SNAPS, and hits me in the head :roll: :lol:

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    Super Member DA Mayer's Avatar
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    Thank you twisted stitcher I think I will try it your way, I really like your quilt

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    Be sure to post pics when you're done!

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    That is really prettty!

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    That is so cool. What a great idea.

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    Good idea and looks very cool....Gosh, there are some clever people here!

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    I have done that but mostly on wall hangings. I used fusible web to iron the applique onto the front, layered the quilt together and then done a blanket stitch around the applique which lets the shape show on the back of the quilt.

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