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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Perplexed...

I am baffled about how to applique these spiky points.  My usual method (fold down the tip of the leaf first, then fold in the sides) doesn't work for these skinny needles.  Even when I trim the fabric to 1/8th of an inch, its still too wide to make that fine point.  Can some kind soul advise or direct me to an appropriate tutorial?
Muchos gracias!  :)

3 comments:

Rose Marie said...

I would increase the width of those needles slightly so that you can tuck a 1/8" seam inside. It is just too hard to fight with those points. By increasing the size slightly, it won't change the look but it will make your life easier.

shannon said...

hey chris- when i get extreme spikeys, i use reverse applique to do them. i like the 'neater' look you get.

*shrug* probaly not very helpful huh?

shannon

Stephanie said...

Chris, what I do is trim it close like you said at about 1/8 inch and then fold the top of the point down first then the sides. It takes practice. I am going to hope you get a pro to answer your question. good luck, Steph