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Old 08-11-2012, 09:37
prleaf prleaf is offline
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Default Re: Applique questions

y/welcome . . . found a video that shows what i was trying to explain in words. i don't use stabilizer but starch the fabric well . . . and then at the 2 min mark of the video . . . to turn it into an applique . . . trim the slit side to a 1/4 to 1/2 seam allowance.

http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...agic__D83.html

yup, g/sticks are real handy . . . and you can use a washable one to glue your applique to the item . . . and use masking tape instead of pins to also hold it in place. of course, gently remove the masking tape when your needle gets near it.

i hate pinning . . . so this way makes your applique flat!

hope i explained it okay . . .

edit . . . oops, forgot to mention . . . if you're doing a multi applique . . . like cupcake bottom and cupcake top . . . you only have to sew up 3 sides of the cupcake & turn right side out . . . then there's no bulk/line and the cupcake top covers the raw/open edge of the c/cake bottom.

edit edit . . . haha - forgot one more thing . . . sometimes i iron open the seam before turning . . . depending on the shape.

Last edited by prleaf; 08-11-2012 at 09:42.
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