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Thread: My 1st attempts at Applique

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    Stunning is all I can say. These old arthritic crooked fingers are in awe and envy.

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    Great work. Looking forward to the finished product.

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    Looks super to me

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    HI Tilladare, I just want to share with you that I always trace the applique flower (or whatever u want to app) onto tracing paper. Or I also use Whisperlite (applique overlay tracer) I cut the the tracing paper the same size as my block, then after tracing the design on the paper I pin the paper at the topof my fabric block this way I can see where I need to place the stem, leaf, flower etc. If you have to number the pieces do this on the tracing paper. After I place the stem and line it up to my picture, I pin this in place. I flip the paper over so I can sew the piece to the block. I hope u find this helpful. If u need to pm me feel free to do so. Blessings Barb

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    WOW! Your first attempt is awesome and no need for improvement! I am in the process of trying to get brave to applique for the first time..material is cut - just need courage to start!

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    You GO GIRL!!! Excellent work, wish I could do it!!!

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    Very very pretty...great job

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    The best advice I ever got when I began applique work was "practice, practice, practice". I would also suggest you watch others who do it and go to as many classes you can. I pick up a little pointer from almost everyone I watch. Do you use freezer paper templates? That is how I do all of my work. I put it on the underside of the fabric and needle turn around the sharp edge of the paper. Then before I finish the piece I pull the paper out with forceps (therefore not comprimising the integrity of the back with cut holes).

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    I can only wish my first attempt looked that good..........lol

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    I only wish that my applique looked that good!!!

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    I see no errors. Very nice!!!!

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    Wow... I only hope I can do as well, as I am taking a class this Friday... you've inspired me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daylily4u
    HI Tilladare, I just want to share with you that I always trace the applique flower (or whatever u want to app) onto tracing paper. Or I also use Whisperlite (applique overlay tracer) I cut the the tracing paper the same size as my block, then after tracing the design on the paper I pin the paper at the topof my fabric block this way I can see where I need to place the stem, leaf, flower etc. If you have to number the pieces do this on the tracing paper. After I place the stem and line it up to my picture, I pin this in place. I flip the paper over so I can sew the piece to the block. I hope u find this helpful. If u need to pm me feel free to do so. Blessings Barb
    This sounds like something that could really help me with placement! I've never heard of Whisperlite... Do you happen to know who might sell this online? My Google search turned up a cook stove for backpackers! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbysGirl
    The best advice I ever got when I began applique work was "practice, practice, practice". I would also suggest you watch others who do it and go to as many classes you can. I pick up a little pointer from almost everyone I watch. Do you use freezer paper templates? That is how I do all of my work. I put it on the underside of the fabric and needle turn around the sharp edge of the paper. Then before I finish the piece I pull the paper out with forceps (therefore not comprimising the integrity of the back with cut holes).
    This sounds like an excellent technique! I have copy/pasted this into my Pages doc for future reference!
    ATM, I am tracing around the template onto the right side of fabric with chalk pencil, then finger pressing the edges and "hoping for the best" LOL

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    Lovely! Gorgeous flowers.

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    You have inspired me. I have been eyeing flower applique for years. This year I am going to do it. Congrads for beginning, your project already looks great.

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    Practice, practice, practice. The more you do the better you will become. Your applique looks very good to me. I think too many times we can critize our own work to death. There are no "quilt police" here as so many have said.

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    wow -- all look great

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    Great work. Keep working and you'll be a pro in no time.

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    Good job.

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    Your applique flowers look really good.

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    Good Job!! Esp. for the 1st time. I like the first pic as it appears the flower petals are bending. Great work.
    Tighten up you embriodery stitches on the second one. Other pics show flowers and leaves disconnected from the stem. Stems are difficult. I have a hard time with this when my seam allowance is more than 1/8th. Sometimes small prints can work on applique if you starch to keep it from fraying.
    That is all I can suggest but you are doing a wonderful job.
    Marla

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    Your applique blocks look great. The colors are very good. I love appique but don't do as much as I would like to.

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    They are gorgeous and look well done. congratulations

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    All nice, but that iris is gorgeous! Can't wait for spring.....

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