Sewology Sunday - Machine Appliqué
STEP 1: Gather what you will need: fusible webbing, fabric, marker, reversed appliqué pattern, matching threads, sharp fabric scissors, sewing machine and iron.
STEP 2: Trace the appliqué pattern onto the paper side of the fusible webbing.
STEP 3: Cut out the traced pieces leaving at least ¼” around all edges.
STEP 4: Iron the traced pieced onto the wrong side of the fabrics that coordinate.
STEP 5: Using your sharp fabric scissors, cut out the pieces along the traced lines.
STEP 6: Peel the paper off the back of the pieces. Make sure the shiny webbing stays on the fabric.
STEP 7: Layer the pieces onto the background fabric. Arrange everything how you want it and fuse it down with a hot iron.
STEP 8: Using a blanket stitch or zigzag, sew along the edges of the appliqué, catching the fabric edge. I love the look of a blanket stitch (used here) but if the project will get lots of wear and love, a zigzag will last longer.
STEP 9: Switch threads until you’ve stitched down all the appliqué pieces.
And Voila! You are done!
Here is the finished mini quilt I made with this little appliqué fox!
Our other patterns that have a few appliqué elements are the Piccadilly Circle, Lullaby Lane and Cassidy Crossover. Appliqué allows us to add odd shapes and fun elements to quilts. Have some fun with it let us know how it goes! Happy Sewing!