Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27

Thread: First attempt at Applique

  1. #1
    Super Member almostfree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rural Ohio
    Posts
    1,398
    Applique has scared me for a long time, but I bought this kit at my LQS, and thought I would give it a try. However, I about gave it up for something silly--I had trouble getting the paper off the backs of the pieces! After standing and ironing and stripping off pieces, I finally got everything where it was supposed to be. Then I practiced turning corners on my sewing machine. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now I think I'm ready to tackle something a little bigger!

    first applique project
    Name:  Attachment-238685.jpe
Views: 26
Size:  76.5 KB

  2. #2
    Senior Member par4theday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    in Idaho
    Posts
    542
    That is a very cute wall hanging, I love it. You did a great job on it. It is nice to do a small project first, and then move onto bigger projects.:)

  3. #3
    Super Member cmagee84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Mooresville, NC
    Posts
    1,484
    Blog Entries
    1
    Very nice! I love machine applique.

  4. #4
    Senior Member MoMiMi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    SW Missouri
    Posts
    935
    It scares me too, but I'm determined to try !!!!
    I love yours....

  5. #5
    Super Member quiltlonger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Rushford, NY
    Posts
    1,690
    glad you didn't quit! try taking a straight pin and scratching across the paper through the center then twist material will magically pull apart and can peel right off. Try with scraps it's why I love this site!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member almostfree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rural Ohio
    Posts
    1,398
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    glad you didn't quit! try taking a straight pin and scratching across the paper through the center then twist material will magically pull apart and can peel right off. Try with scraps it's why I love this site!!!
    Thanks for the tip! I will try that next time!

  7. #7
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,217
    Blog Entries
    9
    Nice job!!!

  8. #8
    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Spring Green,WI
    Posts
    14,626
    wow, you didn't start all that small. That fish had just about every corner, curve, point etc. that you had to learn to do. Congrats on doing something new. Each time you do it, you will gain confidence.

    It looks great :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

  9. #9
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,026
    Blog Entries
    1
    Really nice wall hanging. I love machine applique also, as you can tell if you have seen my quilts. I use Elenore Burns methods a lot and also fusible raw edge applique. Have fun, sky's the limit.

  10. #10
    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    springfield, MO
    Posts
    2,456
    I love your little fish, I could make an entire quilt out of that one pattern. Great work.

  11. #11
    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Evergreen LA
    Posts
    1,549
    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    wow, you didn't start all that small. That fish had just about every corner, curve, point etc. that you had to learn to do. Congrats on doing something new. Each time you do it, you will gain confidence.

    It looks great :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I agree with Deb you tried a pretty ambitious pattern, and did great. Now you should be able to tackle anything!

  12. #12
    Super Member skydiver70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,479
    You did a great job. Keep going.

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,988
    Great job it's very nice!

  14. #14
    Super Member Pickles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,448
    It's just so pretty you did a fine job :thumbup:

  15. #15
    Super Member almostfree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rural Ohio
    Posts
    1,398
    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    wow, you didn't start all that small. That fish had just about every corner, curve, point etc. that you had to learn to do. Congrats on doing something new. Each time you do it, you will gain confidence.

    It looks great :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I agree with Deb you tried a pretty ambitious pattern, and did great. Now you should be able to tackle anything!
    Guess it was a good thing that I didn't know it was hard! I would have been even more intimidated!!! :lol:

  16. #16
    Super Member Crafty Darlene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Crestview, Florida
    Posts
    1,404
    That turned out great! I want to learn applique too. If my first attempt turns out half as good as yours I will be thrilled!!

  17. #17
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Very cute! You did a beautiful job on it too :D:D:D

  18. #18
    manley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Posts
    175
    Good job. You did great!!! :thumbup: :D :-D :-D

  19. #19
    Super Member crafty_linda_b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Where the deer & antilope play and the eagles soar
    Posts
    1,573
    You did a good job!! crafty_linda_b

  20. #20
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,481
    Cute

  21. #21
    Super Member bailey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    1,376
    Blog Entries
    2
    Great job, wonderful fabric, very nice applique and beautiful wallhanging. Love it.

  22. #22

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    granby MA
    Posts
    305
    nice job becareful it is very addictive :roll:

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Round Rock, TX
    Posts
    1,409
    Really cute wall hanging!!

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    492
    Blog Entries
    1
    Nice you did a good job

  25. #25
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    VIRGINIA
    Posts
    22,502
    very nice job

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.