applique curve help needed!!!

applique curve help needed!!!

Post by je » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Good Morning,

I am hoping that the infinite wisdom of this group can help me....
I have started working on a project that requires applique.  That is
the easy part.  The completed piece will be a puffin.  I have
successfully cut  several of the pieces, understand how they will fit
together and am able to do a decent blind stitch.

My problem:  there are a few curves--the neck area and a piece of the
face that are almost U-shaped.  (I am using freezer wrap, left enough
for the seam allowance, and have clipped my curves.  I even
experimented with adding interfacing to the back.)  I am CONCERNED
that with use, etc. that the clipped curves will fray, come undone,
look awful.  The original pattern was designed for a wall***, and
if I was making this as a***, it probably wouldn't matter.
However, this will be a quilt for my ***age son who has feels
slighted that is the only one who hasn't been given a quilt and it
might not be handled "gently."

The original pattern has been reduced so that my blocks aren't 17" but
they are going to be close to 15" completed.  I am thinking of
alternating them with snowball blocks, but until I am confident of the
puffin block, I haven't thought much more about it.  BTW suggestions
are welcome.

I appreciate your time in reading and responding.  Thanks.

                Diane in PA

 
 
 

applique curve help needed!!!

Post by Kwlt » Wed, 19 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>experimented with adding interfacing to the back.)  I am CONCERNED
>that with use, etc. that the clipped curves will fray, come undone,
>look awful.  

Something I've done when appliquing and am worried about corners fraying, apply
 a drop of fray check to the area.  You'll never know its there and it will
 stand up to washing and wear.

Judy