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« on: February 27, 2006 02:44:36 PM »

Hi.  I really like the "raw" applique looks (does anyone know what I'm talking about?) where the edges are raw, and the shapes are simple, and they are held down by off-center stitching/embroidery.  I think its an easy and cute way to applique.  My question: when doing this sort of applique, is it necessary or even recommended to back the shape cutouts with pellon interfacing or something?  I'm just worried that the edges will eventually fray.  But I don't want to back it if its going to look funny, either. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006 03:49:52 AM »

It is up to you on what you wish to do. What I would go by is whether the fabric that you are going to put your applique onto is going to show through. If it is then I would definately back it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006 08:34:11 PM »

thanks, laural.  Here is what I did to dress up a VERY simple pillowcase dress I had made for a friend.  I think it might be a simple, cute thing for her little girl to wear on the beach or around the house or whatever.  Hopefully she won't look too closely at it.  haha Smiley i've never done an applique or embroidery on anything before...nor do I really know how.  I just kind of did it and hoped it didn't turn out too goofy.

 

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006 08:38:28 PM »

super cute
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006 07:34:24 AM »

That is so sweet, you did an excellent job!
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