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Thread: My 1st Applique Wallhanging

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    Here is my first try at applique. I really enjoyed making this for my DH as a special Valentine wallhanging. I still have to quilt and bind, but I'm so proud of myself for trying, I love how it turned out. How would you quilt this?? I haven't tried FMQ yet and I'm not sure about stitching in the ditch on this one. What do you think? You can't see the stitching, but I stitched around all of it using a blanket stitch on my machine with matching thread.

    Sunbonnet Sam and Sunbonnet Sue - Applique
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    Too cute.

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    Oh that is adorable :thumbup:

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    I would quilt around the appliques, and just fill in either a cross-hatch in the background, or a stipple. If you aren't confident with FMQ on machine, can you hand-quilt?? Stipple would be easy enough to hand-quilt. Or, just machine a cross hatch, SID the applique and around the border. How about adding a heart applique in two opposite corners of the border???? Just a thought. It is really cute-I'm sure he will love it!!

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    sew cute

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    that is so cute, thanks for sharing with us

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    He will love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    I would quilt around the appliques, and just fill in either a cross-hatch in the background, or a stipple. If you aren't confident with FMQ on machine, can you hand-quilt?? Stipple would be easy enough to hand-quilt. Or, just machine a cross hatch, SID the applique and around the border. How about adding a heart applique in two opposite corners of the border???? Just a thought. It is really cute-I'm sure he will love it!!
    Thank you! I really like your ideas, thank you for your help. I love the idea about adding a heart appliques in the corners, that will be really cute!

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    Great Job ! Love it :mrgreen:

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    That is SO cute!!! GREAT JOB!!

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    very cute..

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    Very cute!! Good job!!

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    I love Sue and Fred. In fact did an applique Sue quilt, still not finished and started an embroidery Sue quilt...not finished yet

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    I think it is very, very nice. I will be starting my 1st applique piece next week and I can only hope it turns out 1/2 as nice as yours.

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    How sweet is this!! I have always adored the sunbonnet patterns :)

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    Cute, cute, cute!!

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    Sewwww sweet :!:

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    So cute.

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    very cute!

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    It won't help you on this one, but on smaller quilts like this, I blanket stitch the applique edges after I sandwich it. Then it becomes part of the quilting :wink:

    I love this wall hanging, good for you for trying yet another technique :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    It won't help you on this one, but on smaller quilts like this, I blanket stitch the applique edges after I sandwich it. Then it becomes part of the quilting :wink:

    I love this wall hanging, good for you for trying yet another technique :D:D:D
    Wow, amma, what a great idea! I've been struggling on how to quilt this so it's been sitting. I think I'll echo the outlines of each character both on the inside and the outside of the applique, hope that works and that I don't mess it up :) Sure was fun making this so far. I really enjoyed the applique so I started another project :D of flowers.

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    Lovely wall hanging!

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    Cute

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    What a cute wallhanging. I love the Sunbonnet and Sam appliques. Great Job. I wouldn't know how to tell you regarding the FMQ, but others will be able to tell you.

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