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« on: November 14, 2012 08:58:49 AM »

I decided to make a quilt for my Mom for Christmas this year, so I really need to get started on it.

Basically I want the focal point to be a large applique of an animal. I found some really pretty landscape fabric for the cut-out/second layer and want to do a somewhat plain/solid color for the rest of the main/top panel. Basically in the interest of time and patience (that much hand sewing would drive me nuts!), I'm thinking reverse applique is the way to go.

My question is, with the ragged edges, should I do a regular stitch around, do the cut out and then use the zig-zag around the edges? I grew up in the boonies so having things that are rustic/rough looking with loose threads are okay, but I'm really afraid of having to do a lot of repair work down the road because of fraying.
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012 10:54:42 AM »

Hmm I know the theory of reverse applique but haven't done it myself. I hope someone who has some experience will have some answers for you!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012 11:04:28 AM »

Thanks MareMare, I'll just keep doing research and see how things go as I piece the quilt top together. I've also been recently captivated by the Mola/Mock Mola technique...but that will have to wait til after I complete the first one!
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