Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Post by Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovi » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 01:10:01



What is the best technique?  I have to produce an applique piece very fast.
Is it the freezer paper technique?  Where can I get more info?  Where do I
buy freezer paper.....Help, Help.

With machine applique, I understand that I use a tight satin stitch.  But,
is there a particularly good thread for this?  Any tricks of the trade????

All help is appreciated.

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AKD

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Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovic

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Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Post by nom.. » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 03:19:52


you can also use a narrow blind hem to do machine appliqu if you don't
want it to show. Christina
Quote:

> What is the best technique?  I have to produce an applique piece very fast.
> Is it the freezer paper technique?  Where can I get more info?  Where do I
> buy freezer paper.....Help, Help.

> With machine applique, I understand that I use a tight satin stitch.  But,
> is there a particularly good thread for this?  Any tricks of the trade????

> All help is appreciated.

> --

> AKD

> -----
> Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovic

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Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Post by Pat Winter » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 03:05:24


Alexandra: With MA the satin stitch looks lovely with rayon
thread. If it is for a baby and will get lots of laundering,
you may want to use less costly normal sewing thread
instead.  Have you thought of blanket stitch? That can be
hand work or MA, with some SM. I do it on SM with 'Cotty'
thread. Buy freezer paper in the grocery store, look near
the foil and other food wraps.
HTH, PAT in ***ia
Quote:

> What is the best technique?  I have to produce an applique piece very fast.
> Is it the freezer paper technique?  Where can I get more info?  Where do I
> buy freezer paper.....Help, Help.

> With machine applique, I understand that I use a tight satin stitch.  But,
> is there a particularly good thread for this?  Any tricks of the trade????

> All help is appreciated.

> --

> AKD

> -----
> Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovic

> (Delete "NO." & ".SPAM" to send me e-mail.)

 
 
 

Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Post by Moira Riddel » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 03:20:39


No it is not necessary to machine appliqu with a satin stitch, you can use
a small zig zag stitch, I use stitch length 1.0, width 1.5, if you chose to
machine appliqu, then I suggest that you starch your fabrics well and use a
fusible product, such as Heat & Bond Light, to fuse the appliqu on to the
background, this will enable you to have a very stable edge to stitch, if
you use a silk thread, it will disappear.  You can also use 'invisible'
thread on the top and use a blind stitch, but only if it is like
this ---v---, and you get the straight stitches as close to the edge of the
appliqu as possible, and this method would mean that you would have to have
a turn under allowance, as fraying could occur.

Hand appliqu using freezer paper is a good method, again starch the fabrics
well, these give good stability especially with bias edges.

Moira



Quote:
> What is the best technique?  I have to produce an applique piece very
fast.
> Is it the freezer paper technique?  Where can I get more info?  Where do I
> buy freezer paper.....Help, Help.

> With machine applique, I understand that I use a tight satin stitch.  But,
> is there a particularly good thread for this?  Any tricks of the trade????

> All help is appreciated.

> --

> AKD

> -----
> Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovic

> (Delete "NO." & ".SPAM" to send me e-mail.)

 
 
 

Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Post by Cheryl Carrol » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 03:43:31


There is no best technique.  It's all a matter of what type of effect you
are looking for, how much time you want to spend, and what you are most
comfortable with.  I have one needle turn hand applique quilt on the go, and
another freezer paper machine applique quilt on the go (along with a couple
of other quilts.  I get inspired and can't wait to start new projects.  I
also rotate through them to keep me from getting bored)

Here is a quick machine pieced technique.

I picked up my freezer paper in the local grocery store right beside the
plastic wraps.  It us usually brown, but my local quilt shop carries white
stuff.  One side is plain paper and the other is a bit shiny, that's some
kind of plastic coating.

Just trace the pattern unto the paper without seam allowance and cut it out.
Using a hot dry iron, press the freezer paper pattern shiny side down on the
wrong side of your fabric.  Cut out the piece adding a 1/4" seam allowance
 I just eye ball this).

Iron the seam allowance towards the back of the freezer paper.  I like to
apply a bit of liquid starch using a cotton swab to the seam to hold it in
place.  Then remove the freezer paper and voila.  It is ready to be
appliqued.  (The paper can be reused again and again until it either doesn't
stick or looses it's shape.)

I machine applique using monofiliment thread and an overcast stitch on my
machine.  (My machine will stitch straight in the ditch for 4 stitches and
zig-zag over for one catching the applique piece.)

If you would like to use the satin stitch there is no need for freezer
paper.  Just cut out the pieces exactly (with no seam allowance) and satin
stitch over the raw edges.  I haven't done this method and therefore can't
recommend any particular type of thread but my guess is that you will need
LOTS.

Good luck and have fun.

Cheri.



Quote:
> What is the best technique?  I have to produce an applique piece very
fast.
> Is it the freezer paper technique?  Where can I get more info?  Where do I
> buy freezer paper.....Help, Help.

> With machine applique, I understand that I use a tight satin stitch.  But,
> is there a particularly good thread for this?  Any tricks of the trade????

> All help is appreciated.

> --

> AKD

> -----
> Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovic

> (Delete "NO." & ".SPAM" to send me e-mail.)

 
 
 

Hand Applique and Machine Applique

Post by Gale Pittma » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 10:21:56


For machine applique using the satin stitch I like to use a lighter weight
cotton thread.  I use the embroidery weight to match the piece I am
appliquing.  You can use a light weight fusible to hold the piece while you
applique and I would recommend using a wash away stabilizer like Solvy
underneath while you applique.

--
Gale Pittman



Quote:
> What is the best technique?  I have to produce an applique piece very
fast.
> Is it the freezer paper technique?  Where can I get more info?  Where do I
> buy freezer paper.....Help, Help.

> With machine applique, I understand that I use a tight satin stitch.  But,
> is there a particularly good thread for this?  Any tricks of the trade????

> All help is appreciated.

> --

> AKD

> -----
> Alexandra K. Dmitrasinovic

> (Delete "NO." & ".SPAM" to send me e-mail.)