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Thread: Rainy Day and Wool

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    Rainy Day and Wool

    It is cold and rainy in Montana. Think I will work on a little wool applique project.
    Do you like working with wool?
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    Those look like loosely woven wools - they look like they might have a tendency to fray/ravel.

    Some wools are a joy to work with - some are not.

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    I have never done wool appliqué but I like the look. Do you fuse it in place and then hand or machine buttonhole stitch the edge?

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    That is not the right kinda wool to use for applique. These will fray on the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine View Post
    That is not the right kinda wool to use for applique. These will fray on the edges.

    I love this pile of wool, but tell me what kind of wool do you need. I once tried a bit if wool appliqué and mine frayed, I really would like to know what to buy. I have heard of people buying old wool suiting too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have never done wool appliqué but I like the look. Do you fuse it in place and then hand or machine buttonhole stitch the edge?
    I actually don't fuse my wool projects. I use freezer paper to create the applique's and then yes I had stitch the pieces down. I use many fun stitches. I hope you give it a try! It is really fun!

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    Dear Sewfine,
    The wool shown in my photo is over-dyed Dorr wool.
    It has a very tight weave and it does not fray.
    I use it for all my wool projects.

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    I don't buy or use wool. I have lots and lots of 100% cotton.
    Enjoy the cool weather, maybe rain too if you need it. Today starts our hot and humid weather. I'm not a fan of it. I will have to grin and bear it.
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    That pile of wool is absolutely gorgeous! I'm not a traditionalist, and it looks so enticing to work with. Pleeeze post photos when you finish the first one!

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    This is what that little pile of wool will turn into.
    I love to mix and match wool and cottons.
    This one I will give to my sister for her birthday.
    Shhhhhhhhhhh...don't tell her
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    Sundancer, your quilt is lovely! I love the look of wool but am just now getting started on it. I just bought a small bag of wool scraps at my lqs...any suggestions to get started?
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    That picture makes me itch just looking at it. I'm allergic to wool.

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    Very cute, love the little hummer! I'm working on a patriotic wool applique with a flag, crow on a branch and stars. My own design.

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    I absolutely love your little bird/flowers quilt!!! I am also entranced with the mixture of cotton and wool. The texture in person must be wonderful! I am definitely keeping this technique in mind for a future quilt as I have been saving up some pieces of wool. Thanks for posting!

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    Too cool. wow is that your finished project or one you made in the past? Looks like it will be loads of fun to make. Enjoy the cool weather and the great colors of your wool.
    Cindy

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    Beautiful. Love the colors of your wool.
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    Nice pile but I've never worked with wool before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sundancer View Post
    Dear Sewfine,
    The wool shown in my photo is over-dyed Dorr wool.
    It has a very tight weave and it does not fray.
    I use it for all my wool projects.
    The wool I used is kinda like the felt squares.

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    I have not worked with it, it looks like great fun!!!!

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    Thanks everyone! Let's see, for people just getting started working with wool, I suggest a small applique project such as a mug rug. There are many wonderful starter patterns out there. If you want PM me and I can lead you to some.
    Also you can visit youtube, search wool applique and many fun and helpful videos that will teach you tips and tricks.
    Sewfine, I know of the felt you speak of, it is called National Nonwoven. I have worked with it before, but I prefer a wool that is heavier and has more of a pile to it. But that is why they make 31 flavors of ice cream because not everyone likes vanilla!

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    Amazing what that little pile of wool can turn into. Love it - it's beautiful!!

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