Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Raw Edge Applique

We have been having lots of fun doing raw edge applique.
Even the youngest sewers were very enthusiastic. Join me soon for a class to learn this technique.

Starting on the poppy stems - poppy fabric from Voodoo Rabbit

Learning to bring the bobbin thread to the top
as you begin
doing this keeps the back of your work tidy

Stitching a design from the book Scandinavian Stitches copyright 2010 Kajsa Wickman
All outline stitched in black using Signature 40wt thread

Finished Projects

Also from Scandinavian Stitches

                Apple coasters

Miss 7 proudly shows off her apron.
The applique is from one of her drawings.
The straight stitching was done with a regular machine foot by Miss seven and the curved stitching was done with a free motion foot by me.

So that the young students can experience free motion stitching I get them to rest their hands on top of mine as I stitch.

This is another delighted student 
 with her very own design stitched on her apron.
Again all the applique tracing and cutting out has been done by the student but the  fusing of the applique was done by me.

We stitched it together

I particularly love the angels wings

Below is a work in progress.
Up to stitching the blades of grass.

Lots of practice stopping with the needle down, lifting the presser foot and turning the work.

Finally this is 'Pippi' from the Melly & Me stable
I made her with fabric I purchased in Tasmania at Picture Patchwork in Deloraine
Bye for now.....................

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