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StickerChic87
« on: June 06, 2012 10:47:39 AM »

I made this for my partner for the recent MAQ swap. R2D2 is one of her favorite Star Wars characters. I found an image online, printed it out, and traced it on to HeatnBond. Cut out and ironed the pieces onto the appropriate colors of fabric, and then ironed and appliqued the pieces in layers. This was my first time doing any kind of applique on my machine, and with those tiny pieces it got a tad rough in spots. But for my first time, Im pleased with how he turned out!





Any suggestions and tips for future applique on machine are most welcome. Thanks for looking! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012 11:12:55 AM »

I think it is awesome!

If you don't mind rough edges, you could just use a straight stitch. I like to use a small straight stitch, so that I can stay close to the edge.
If I use zig zag, I like it wider and dense and I sew pretty slow. Making sure the stitch covers the edges of the fabric completely. And pivoting at each turning point or corner.

But maybe you already did that, then don't mind my babbling!  Wink

It looks good to me! You always see your own 'mistakes' or parts that are less pretty. I don't see it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012 11:23:19 AM »

It turned out so cute! I actually used that starry fabric as the binding for the Spock quilt I made for my bf! (from funthreads' tute!)
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012 11:40:12 AM »

If you don't mind rough edges, you could just use a straight stitch. I like to use a small straight stitch, so that I can stay close to the edge.
If I use zig zag, I like it wider and dense and I sew pretty slow. Making sure the stitch covers the edges of the fabric completely. And pivoting at each turning point or corner.

Thanks for the tips! Yeah, I wasnt sure how close to the edges to zigzag stitch. I have a SUPER basic machine, so this was the widest stitch I had. I tried pivoting at the corners but those tiny pieces were a pain! I may try the straight stitch next time.

And MareMare, thanks! I love that starry fabric, I only have a few scraps left, might turn them in to some TM patches or something of the sort!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012 11:59:45 AM »

Thanks for the tips! Yeah, I wasnt sure how close to the edges to zigzag stitch. I have a SUPER basic machine, so this was the widest stitch I had. I tried pivoting at the corners but those tiny pieces were a pain! I may try the straight stitch next time.

You're welcome! And yes, tiny pieces are very hard to stitch with your machine! But a straight stitch works for tiny pieces, just choose a small one. I like it that way!

But again, it really looks good! This just might make it easier to appliqu small parts.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012 01:36:42 PM »

Love this!  Pinning Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012 05:01:19 PM »

Wow!  (I feel like I keep saying that today - lots of spectacular quilts being shared here!).  I'm impressed with the iron-on work you did.  There are lots of little pieces, but it's worth it, it looks so detailed and so good!
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012 09:27:25 PM »

Aww thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012 10:47:08 PM »

I just saw this little guy on geek crafts. I love him! All the tiny details, you did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2012 06:50:32 AM »

I just saw this little guy on geek crafts. I love him! All the tiny details, you did a wonderful job.

Thanks so much!
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