A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,622
Currently Running With Scissors:
419 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Where does the applique fit in?  (Read 576 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: September 01, 2011 05:22:44 PM »

I've started a little (read, quick and dirty, hence the enormous pieces) baby quilt for my niece who is giving birth in a month. I had an idea to do half sky, half a nice green hill, and then applique a tree over it. I found this cute image of an owl in a tree and decided to 'pay homage' hehe...

And here's the pattern on the quilt top so far. I'm actually going to flip the tree the other way and have the owl looking at a crescent moon in the sky. Also the trunk will reach the bottom of the quilt, that's just how big the tracing paper was.

Anyway, my question is... at which stage do I applique the tree and owl on to the top? My instinct is telling me to do it to the top on its own, but then when I quilt everything together, do I just sew carefully up to the appliqued pieces? Or do I applique once the whole sandwich is together?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011 06:23:25 PM »

This is from my mom, who is a zillion times better at applique than I will ever hope to be. She says your instinct is entirely correct - you want to have a complete top before you go to quilt, with only a very few exceptions. Then, when you do quilt, just carefully go up to the appliqued design, and quilt around it - this'll make the applique look kind of puffy and make it stand out from the rest. Then, if you want, you can free motion quilt in a different design to enhance the applique (think feathers on the bird, grain on the tree.)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011 06:50:18 PM »

Yay, thanks!
Got to run to the store for some adhesive and a bit of fabric for the moon, then I'm going to applique away!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How to Create the Jumper Effect in Sony Vegas
How to Create a Predator Effect in Sony Vegas
How to Create a Simple Energy Ball in Tony Vegas
How to Create Teleport Effect in Sony Vegas
How to Get Media Ready - DVD Studio Pro
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coffee, the nectar of life!
@Home This Weekend: Expecto Patronum Night Light!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.