Appliqué with Attitude from Piece O'Cake Designs: 10 by Becky Goldsmith

By Becky Goldsmith

Does your appliqué want a little perspective adjustment? Best-selling layout group Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O' Cake Designs come in your rescue with artistic new tasks utilizing daring sewing in contrasting colours of perle cotton thread. combine & fit big templates for brilliant, joyful quilts and residential décor. provide culture a bit twist and upload a contented, carefree layer of colour and texture on your paintings. Use this fast needleturn strategy to upload a marginally of caprice to something you appliqué. you will love making those chirpy birds, doodly daisies, and candy tulips along with your favourite clean materials.

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Be sure of your measurements before you cut. If you are using a ruler, remember to measure twice and cut once. SPECIAL APPLIQUÉ TECHNIQUE: CIRCLE APPLIQUÉ When sewing outer curves and circles, you can control only one stitch at a time. Use the needle or a round wooden toothpick to smooth out any pleats that form. Circles that are closer to 1˝ in diameter look better when sewn with the serrated edge stitch (page 55). Larger circles can be sewn with any stitch. 1. Prepare and position the circles as you would any other appliqué piece, including finger-pressing each circle.

Keep the edges smooth and points sharp. 3. Place a self-laminating sheet shiny side down on the table. Peel off the paper backing, leaving the sticky side of the sheet facing up. 4. Place the templates drawn side down on the selflaminating sheet. Grasp a template sheet at 2 sides, cupping it in the center. Carefully place the center on the laminate, gently laying it down toward the edges. Use as many laminating sheets as necessary. Carefully cut out each template. You’ll notice how easy these templates are to cut out.

Be sure to sew the edges that are on the straight of grain. If you are using striped fabric, match the stripes. You may need to offset the fabric a little to make the stripes match. as Bi Bi as Straight Sew together straight-of-grain edges of triangles. Trim backing and batting so they extend 1/4˝–3/8˝ beyond edge of top. 10. Finish the outer edges (page 44) with continuous bias binding (below). (Chirps, page 29, use straight binding (page 43). MAKING CONTINUOUS BIAS STRIPS Because the folded edge is on the bias grain of the fabric, bias binding wears better than straight binding.

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