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Thread: shadow applique

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    Hi I am new to this website and relatively new to quilting. I have found a pattern with shadow applique, can someone explain to me what that is . I am concerned that it is above my skill level. I've been trying to quilt for a few years now, I still only dare to stitch in the ditch and around applique, but ti has become my lifeline to sanity. Nothing has been more fun ( and frustrating) I learn a lot from your postings. Thanks, jfowles

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    Basically it's putting organza (or some other transparent fabric) on top of your completed applique and then sewing it down using an outline stitch. There are a few tutorials online:

    http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/2007...k-flowers.html

    http://vintagethreads.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

    Here's a book devoted to shadow applique:
    http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Appliqu.../dp/1564775070

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Welcome, but I don't know what that is either. If I say a pic I could figure it out.

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    Welcome, waving from Indiana, USA

    haven't done shadow applique yet

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    Don't know what that is either, but welcome to the board.

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    Looks like you got your answers already :thumbup:

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    Hi, and welcome from Bakersfield, CA. Don't know that technique, either. Would like to see a pic, please if anyone has one.

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    I don't think I have ever seen any shadow applique, but have seen shadow embroidery. I, too, would like to see a picture of shadow applique.

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!! I looked at the links posted & shadow applique looks like a neat process!

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    Hi and Welcome.

    One of the teachers at "Quilting in the Desert" [www.quiltcamp.com] last year did shadow quilting.

    First she had the top or original applique piece, then copied a portion of it in darker or more muted fabric so that it peaked out from under the original applique. She didn't use organza, just regular quilting fabric.

    Remeber you will more than likely want the shadows in a single quilt or quiltlet to all go in the same direction for aesthetic reasons.

    ali

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. That shadow applique is beautiful.

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    www.designerquilts.com/

    this is a quilt done by Karen McTavish. Click on shadow and you will see hers. She has some great books and explains it well. You can use batting or acrylic felt for the trapunto. Just be very careful when cutting it away. I have used many different kinds of material for the "top" this is one time when you do want a see - thru material.

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