Add a little Applique or Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 1 July 2012 | 3 Comments
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I'm still working with Joy banner. Yesterday I cross-hatched the background with a metallic thread (check it out here if you missed it). Today I changed the border and added a plainer one with the idea of doing some decorative quilting over it. Somehow I got carried away and added applique instead.

applique snowflake

These snowflakes are easy and can be either appliqued or quilted. In fact, I'll share my template with you. You can add snowflakes to only the border or include them in the background as well.

Joy Banner

To applique them, draw as many snowflakes onto fusible web as you want. You don't need to reverse these. Press the fusible onto the wrong side of your snowflake fabric and cut out. Then remove the paper from the back and press them onto your border. You can free-motion them on through all layers, thus quilting them at the same time.

If you only want to quilt them, then draw 2 or 3 onto freezer paper and cut out. Press the freezer paper, shiny side down, onto your quilt and stitch around it. After you have finished stitching around, you can lift the freezer paper up and press it in another spot. The stick will last a good while. I like working with several shapes to get an idea of positioning, but you can work with just one if you like.

You could use this for other Christmas projects too. I'd love to hear what projects you will use this on.

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  • Joyce, when you thread up your machine, make sure the foot lever is up. Also make sure you bobbin is in the correct way and is all clear of dust and lint.

    Posted by Ruth, 03/07/2012 1:46am (10 years ago)

  • Love it!

    Posted by Joyce Camp, 02/07/2012 1:59pm (10 years ago)

  • Great ideas! Need to take my sewing machine and have it looked at! The thread bunches up on the back side..I know nothing about them!

    Posted by Joyce Camp, 02/07/2012 1:58pm (10 years ago)

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