what is your most favourite applique method and why??

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only one method,
your most favourite and do tell me why please.

if you have any links, that shows you're method, would be appreciated.
ya never know i might not have seen the ones you've got.
others might like a bit of a look see at them too.

tia,
j.



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Is your question limited to hand appliqué?  Polly

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anything ya fancy, Polly.
j.

"Polly Esther"  wrote ...
Is your question limited to hand appliqué?  Polly

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The method I use most often is the sturdiest and the fastest.  For a
template, I have a nicely shaped heart cut from sandpaper.  I cut two hunks
of fabric bigger than the heart, place them right sides together and stitch
around the sandpaper heart.  Trim, slash, turn, press.  Voila!
    Next I hold the pressed appliqué in position on the quilt block with a
swipe of a glue stick. The usual SM stitch is the one that goes ___/\___.
Sometimes I use matching thread and a skinny V, sometimes I'm a showoff,
load with black thread and use a blanket stitch.
    This method can survive just about any wear and tear and will work for
most simple shapes.  You do have to pay attention when slashing or you can
wind up with two left feet or a backwards b which is, of course, d.
Polly


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This is the one I prefer, too, J.

I love needle-turn, but don't always have the time.  Mind you, I haven't
done very much appliqué in comparison to piecing.
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Polly, I do this also, but instead of using two pieces of fabric, I
use one used dry sheet and then the fabric of choice. Sew wrong side
of abric to the dryer sheet. Trim, then make a slit in the dryer
sheet, turn right sides out.

I used ths method also when doing my Moon over the Mountain blocks!

Ginger in CA
hand-sewing the binding on baby quilt today, label, off to the wash
with it, then gifting it off

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"wrong side of the fabric to the dryer sheet"
dont you mean right side of the fabric to the dryer sheet, then slit and
turn rightside out.
i dont use dryer sheets, hardly ever use the dryer actually.
i use the really lightweight non-fuse, non woven interfacing.
buy it by the yard so lasts a fair long while as applique isnt big pieces
and i dont use that method all the time. method used depends on the project.
j.

"Ginger in CA" wrote  ...
Polly, I do this also, but instead of using two pieces of fabric, I
use one used dry sheet and then the fabric of choice. Sew wrong side
of abric to the dryer sheet. Trim, then make a slit in the dryer
sheet, turn right sides out.
 



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I enjoy needle-turn applique most -- simple to do, useful on almost
everything, looks good, and requires no equipment beyond needle/thread/
good eye.  A little old lady taught me years ago, so I have no on line
sources for you.  However, there is almost always some sort of
illustrated instruction in various applique techniques in most
Baltimore quilt pattern books.

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Needle-turn with freezer paper on the top. Silk thread.

Julia in MN
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Julia in MN wrote:
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I like a method that I've not seen in a book (and I've looked in
several), it's needle turn with freezer paper underneath. The only
difficulty is accurate placing of the pieces, but I suspect that could
be overcome with a light box (I don't have one). It does mean you need
to remove the paper, but then you'd have to do that on any method where
you prepare the pieces. I've found that with freezer paper on top that
there is an annoying tendency for it to peel, particularly at corners.

Cheers
Anne

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On Nov 7, 8:02=A0pm, Julia in MN <jaccola-AT-chartermi-
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What is the advantage of putting the freezer paper on the top? My fav.
is plain old needle turn and silk thread-- soooo fun

lyn

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Not sure what it is called. But cut out your shape. I use stick glue,
like the kind the kids use in school to stick it to my backing. Then I
just satin stitch around it. I really like it, it's easier then I ever
thought. Sometimes I use matching thread, sometimes opposite thread or
even rainbow colored thread. Depends on the project.
Joanna

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I've become addicted to appliqué. It's all I want to do right now.  I like
the freezer paper on the wrong side method.  I had an "a-HA!" moment when I
saw someone appliqué a piece down, snip the wrong side of the foundation and
pull the paper out through the slit.

That had never occurred to me.  And it was a revelation because before I saw
that, no matter how careful I tried to be, I always distorted the piece
trying to pull the paper out before the piece was sewn completely down.

Oh, and I use the heat of my fingers to crease the fabric over the edge of
the freezer paper before I start stitching it down.  I always have my little
Clover iron beside me. I don't think I could appliqué without it.

Cindy


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I use this method but I baste the fabric around the freezer paper so it
stays in place while I sew it down. (I iron it too at this stage). I've
never used glue on the pieces.

I do a small running stitch around the outside curves and just pull the
stitches up so that it fits snugly round the freezer paper. Any visible
gathers disappear when its stitched down.

When I remove the freezer paper from the back I also trim the excess
foundation fabric back to about a 1/4" to reduce bulk.

No instruction pictures - this was the way I was taught at the LQS's
classes.

Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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I do a lot of sm satin stitch appliqué.  My fav method is to draw the
pattern in reverse on tracing paper (cheap, crispy, thin paper).  The paper
drawing is pinned to the wrong side of the backing fabric.  Then I work from
the 'bottom' appliqué shapes forward.  (For a simple flower with stem and
leaves and center the order would be leaves, stem and flower then flower
center.)  First I'd place the green fabric for the leaves wrong side to
right side of the background.  Then sewing from the paper side I outline the
leaf shape with very small stitches.  Trim  the leaf fabric close to the
stitching, trim away the background fabric behind the leaf and on to the
next piece.

With this method you are all ready for satin stitching as soon as the paper
pattern is removed- and bits of paper aren't a problem as they are on the
wrong side of the background.  The appliqué is prepared without using
fusibles (time consuming, bulky, expensive and it can get stiff with many
layers) or messing with any additional preparation.  Your shapes are all in
place with the edges well secured and ready to satin stitch in the same
order as they were outline stitched.

And I *always* test my satin stitch and the threads I will be using before I
start sewing the satin stitch on the block/quilt top and I *always* use a
quality tear-away stabilizer.  And I *always* use the sm foot with a groove
on the bottom and an open toe- so I can see exactly what I'm doing and the
satin stitch slides nicely under the foot- otherwise it can get stuck and
the stitches will pile up and make an ugly lump of stitches.  I have
pivoting on the curves down to an art!  ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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A very interesting attack, Leslie.  I think I'll try it - maybe on burp
cloths until your method and I become friendly.  Yesterday I saw a special
offer of four burp cloths for only $ 32.00.  Not, of course, including tax
and shipping.  Doesn't that just stagger you?  What is your preferred needle
for pretty satin stitching?  Polly

"Leslie& The Furbabies in MO." <
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I find I use a size 14 topstitching needle for almost everything but
piecing.  I try out several needles and use the one that likes the fabric,
thread and the type of appliqué- as in how may layers I'm sewing thru.  On
the trial piece I start with my stitch length at .30 and width at somewhere
between 1.5 and 2.5 depending on how much the fabric shreds, how close I
trimmed, how many layers I'm working with, etc.  Then I make my minor
adjustments as needed.  And I always lower the top tension from 5 to 4 to
prevent the bobbin thread from coming to the top- unless that's the look I
want for that piece.  So... as always- it depends!  LOL

What a fine sale you found on those burp cloths.  I hope you stocked up!
VBEG

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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oh sure they'd be imbossed in gold leaf no doubt.
the baby spits up on them, why so damn expensive.
the mind boggles.
j.


"Polly Esther"  wrote ...
A very interesting attack, Leslie.  I think I'll try it - maybe on burp
cloths until your method and I become friendly.  Yesterday I saw a special
offer of four burp cloths for only $ 32.00.  Not, of course, including tax
and shipping.  Doesn't that just stagger you?  What is your preferred needle
for pretty satin stitching?  Polly
 



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Leslie, do you place the stabilizer between the foundation fabric and the
copy paper?

Cindy



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Cindy, I think Leslie has the tracing paper gone before she does the satin
stitching that requires the stabilizer.  Her instructions are very
particular (not the word I'm looking for but good enough)  - I'm thinking
I'd better print them and keep them close at hand before I give it a try.
Polly

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