Anne from Guam

Fused appliqué -- finished

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I have a hummingbird wall hanging that is all fused appliqué shapes and my customer wants me to stitch down every edge. I started doing that and I don't really like the way it looks. The stitches seem

Very bulky. I am using a short stitch length and a 3.5 needle thread is either so fine or metro.

Can you give me any pointers?

Update -- I was able to finish this project on my Bernina since I am waiting on a new needle bar.

My customer picked it up and is just thrilled with it!


Anne

Freedom/Quilt Glide/SR/Lift/Power Advance

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You're doing the absolute best that can be done with fused fabric. You're using thin thread and a smaller needle--and it looks better than I could ever do. :unsure: 

 It will never look like hand applique, which I'm hoping your customer understands. The big problem with fused applique is nailing the edges and the fact that the closer you get to the edge, the more prone the fabric is to splitting apart and looking frayed. I can't see any of that in the photo and think you're doing a great job!

That wallhanging is beautiful!


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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You are doing just great.. keep going.

 

I think I would have chosen a blanket stitch, until I looked closely.. keep doing what you are doing.

 

It also is stitched as Linda and others have said.

 

I'll try invisible on a couple things I'm doing!  Thanks Linda S.

 

Rita

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Looks good! If I had made the quilt, I would have made a blanket stitch on all those raw edges. But it is a lot of work. I have a quilt waiting to be quilted that I did this way. It took me 9 months!!!!


Dell 2016 Millie Frannie Ann Jr. with Bliss & she is Quiltaziod and Circle Lord Equipped with lots of Quilting Toys and now has Quilt Path!

 

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I'm working on one this is all fused applique and I was wondering how I was going to quilt it.  It has to be finished by our September guild meeting for our President's Challenge.  Guess I better get busy if it takes that long.  Your work is great.  I hope mine is 1/2 that good!

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Wow! That is pretty but A LOT of work! I hope you are getting enough money to cover all your time intently stitching!


Jennifer Bernard

My quilted jackets are on a competition journey around the country

gathering pretty ribbons (sometimes)!

Quilting with my Millennium and playing with my Quiltazoid!

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So the customer didn't want to stitch it down and is now relying on you to thread paint it.

 

That is going to be a lot of work......

Monofilament  thread for quicker work.

Or if she is paying you $$$$$$$$ numerous thread changes.


Lyn Crump   Hand Guided 2013 Millenium Blissed and Gliding    APQS Sales Rep SE Qld Australia   www.busyquilting.com.au   On Facebook and Instagram as BusyQuilting


Attitude is everything - So pick a good one!

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I think you are doing just what this type of appliqué requires.

Going through all the layers, including batting and backing, must be hard - you are doing a great job!


Cathy Hamilton - M&M'ed 2008 Millennium - Part-time Quilter, Full-time Lover of Quilts

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I have one of those multi blocked quilts all pieced and fused...just need to nail all those edges down.....I have been waiting until I have a few extra millions of hours free to do her   ....LOL....you are doing a great job....I was stupid enough to buy the patterns and all the fabric for two more of the multi-block quilts...what was I thinking!  Hope to live to 150 so as to get maybe 1/2 of my projects done....Lin

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