Saturday, January 12, 2008
I haven't made anything new this week, so I delved into the depths of my photo albums and came up with this beauty for you - it's even about quilting, and even better, about applique!
Needleturn is my applique method of choice, and I love my Roxanne's Glue Baste-It and their needles are all I use - no affiliation - they don't even know I exist!
Anyway...I like to place my applique pieces pretty freely...I don't use a plastic overlay, and am more concerned with freedom of placement than perfection. Having said that, there are still times when I want things to sit 'just so' and these pictures are an idea I came up with to aid in placement.
Basically, instead of putting your glue dots on your pieces of applique (in this case, a bias-cut stem) you use your glue like a pencil and 'draw' where you want your
applique to go. You can see that I used a simple template to help me do this, and the end result - nice even loops :)
I had taken these photos for my friend, Anna (c'mon Anna, update your blog already hehe!) as I couldn't explain the way I was doing it with just words, and it's true - a picture is worth a thousand words! I'm so glad I documented this, as now I can share it with you lovely people :)