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Friday, April 27, 2007

No Needle Turn Applique

This is an easy way to do applique where you don't have to do needle turn.
You need no-melt mylar from your local craft store or quilt shop.
Cut the finished size of the applique piece out of the mylar.
Cut your fabric a little larger and place it face down on a firm ironing surface. (Of course you don't have to have a small travel iron. I just find it easier.)
Spray a little spray starch into a bowl and using a paint brush and "paint" it on the edges that are to be turned.
Then iron in the edges toward the center being sure they are pulled tight to obtain the shape of your appliqued piece.
When they are all pressed into the center give it a good all over press.
You can the pop out the mylar form and use it again.
You can put you applique pieces in place with a little bit of washable glue stick in the center (not edges). You won't have to contend with your thread getting caught on pins being used to hold things in place.
This had been demonstated on "Simply Quilts" although I don't remember if it was used on this particular quilt. This quilt was on that show.


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