I have spent the last couple of weeks working on perfecting my appliqué skills. Most often I do raw edge fusible appliqué by machine. I have done some hand appliqué that requires you to turn under the edges but kept to very simple pieces. I just was not very good at more complicated appliqués with curves and points. Why, was the question. So this past couple of weeks I decided to really work on that and see if I could not manage that skills better.
Monday, July 5, 2021
APPLIQUE JOURNEY & THE SUMMER GARDEN HAUL
I decided to use Floriani Stitch N Wash Fusible a water soluble tearaway. It seemed easier than using freezer paper that has to be pulled out. It can be left in and over time it softens. I am making a table runner, so I am not concerned with the pieces being a little bit stiffer. Plus I did cut away the center of the flowers fusible as additional pieces would be added on top of it.
Well, I found I was pretty successful. So I am off to see how all this goes.
Things are moving along really well. Tools of the trade, especially those two Appliquick Dual-Ended Rods and the trusty glue stick.
I finished dealing with the remaining 12 Spinning Spool blocks this past week. These did not have the dot wedges on them. So I just sewed them into this table topper and did a fast quilting job. It is now on my dining table.