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Thread: Tried my hand at reverse applique!

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    Tried my hand at reverse applique!

    While I was up visiting my Great-Aunt Ruth in Nova Scotia, she answered a million and one quilting questions. There were techniques I'd been interested in trying (machine applique and paper-piecing) that I had a hard time jumping into without a little hands-on instruction. After I successfully completed my first little applique project, she decided I should try my hand at reverse applique!

    The tulip pattern was one that she'd made several years ago and thought would be a relatively simple, if slightly fiddly, first project. I completed the whole thing in several hours, even with three separate incidents of binding boo-boo's that had to be unpicked (she also showed me how to neatly and "invisibly" bind).

    Not perfect, especially since this was only my second time ever doing any sort of applique, but I think that it turned out pretty! It will be a gift for my Aunt Judy, to hang in her window while she recovers from surgery.

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    I think you did a great job!

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    you did a fantastic job. that's one technique i've been avoiding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    you did a fantastic job. that's one technique i've been avoiding.
    It was deceptively simple with the right tools! Just a lot of tracing and cutting - the cutting was definitely the most fiddly and time-consuming bit. And thank you!
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    Wonderful job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wonderful job and so pretty!!!
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    Beautiful!
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    Great job!!!

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    Are the edges of the dark fabric turned under? Did you do your stitches by hand or machine? It looks perfect to me!!!
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    You did a great job! Like the pattern and fabrics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallyjane View Post
    Are the edges of the dark fabric turned under? Did you do your stitches by hand or machine? It looks perfect to me!!!
    I did the stitching by machine. The edges aren't turned under, but I was going slowly while stitching and catching juuuust at the lip, so the stitches sank down into the fusible fleece interfacing I used as batting and pulled the raw edge along with it.
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    Beautiful. I'm just finishing a reverse applique quilt. Hope to finish by weekend. I have a feling my dogs think it is theirs.
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    great job !

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    looking good

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    Very beautiful. you did great work.

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    Great job!
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    Very pretty! I love the stained glass look!
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    Great job - I have always wanted to try that. Maybe one day

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    Very pretty, great job.
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    Very pretty.

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    Looks good to me.

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    You did a great job!

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    Pretty tulip! You've done a great job on this. Kudos for trying and succeeding!
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    Great job, it's very pretty.

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    That is lovely! It looks like stained glass which I love. Very nice.

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