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Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Attempt at Machine Applique

I settled on pastel hearts, made using freezer paper and holding the turned edge with glue stick.  Next step: To figure out how to do machine applique.  I've been doing hand applique since I was a kid, but doing it by machine is a little scary.  Looked at a number of tutorials, but learn better by doing - so I consulted my sewing machine manual, grabbed a bold colored thread, and give it a whirl. 
Yikes...maybe I should take a class.  These hearts are going to be hand stitched! :)


Joanne said...

The hearts are a really nice addition. Good luck with the stitching!♥

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I love the hearts. I had a problem when I first started machine applique. The trick is to go really slow, stop and turn as often as it takes (sometimes every other stitch) and use a small to medium stitch width. I tried using a bolder color thread once but wasn't happy with the results. Good luck.