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!
HI ! Love the fox ! How do I go about on getting this applique fox ? I am sorry is there a way to get this applique ? . Thank You for your time.
would like to know if you sell the templates for the lion I am making the zoey’s zoo lion quilt and need a template. I bought this pattern and there is no template in it for any of the animals. Thanks , Tammy Voss
Will you make a tutorial on how to put the applique animals on a Jean jacket?
Katy S. said:
I’m just starting the Zootropolis quilt and am having trouble wrapping my head around the animals that overlap into the boarder. Should I sew the quilt top together before appliquéing these animals? How do I do a partial fuse? It would be nice to see a tutorial on how Flamingo or Elephant would be done. The fox is easy! (Maybe add a few steps to this tutorial?). Thank you!
Susanne Nicholls said:
I am making the Zootropolis appliqué quilt and my question is, do I iron the appliqué right along the bottom or side of the square or do I allow for a 1/4" seam allowance?