i would like to try raw edge macine applique and need help getting started

i would like to try raw edge macine applique and need help getting started

Post by wholeyl.. » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 01:11:05



what thread do i use? straight stitch? stitch length? how far from the
edge do i stitch? and anything else i should know before i get started..
 
 
 

i would like to try raw edge macine applique and need help getting started

Post by froo » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 01:53:11


Here's how I do it (warning: self-taught, beginner) I use a fusible product
(currently, I use either Steam A Seam 2, or Wonder Under) to fuse the
applique in place. I have also used an iron-on, tear-away stabilizer
underneath, but not always. Then, I drop the feed dogs, and free-motion
straight stitch around the edges, close to the edge. For a simple design,
sometimes I don't lower the feed dogs, and just use a regular stitch length.

I have learned that for thread-painting, or lots of detail, that iron-on,
tear-away stabilzers are a major pain to remove.
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> what thread do i use? straight stitch? stitch length? how far from the
> edge do i stitch? and anything else i should know before i get started..


 
 
 

i would like to try raw edge macine applique and need help getting started

Post by Patt » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 02:41:28


I have seen a method which I love the look of.  Because it involves 'raw
edge' I haven't tried it!  But I think I should.  I call it 'scribble
appliqu'.
As Wendy suggests, I think this must be at least lightly fused.  So,
once the piece is attached to the background, and using a thread similar
to the *background* (unusually for appliqu) do free motion sewing, in a
sort of scribbling fashion, all around the edge.  There doesn't have to
be a regular edge to it - it all merges in:  a little on the appliqu
piece and more on the background.  I saw it first on a piece with fish
under the ocean.  So you can imagine how lovely that looked - fish,
seaweed, old bits of wreck, all sorts.   It looks similar to stippling
but there seems to be no reason not to have lines crossing.
.


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>what thread do i use? straight stitch? stitch length? how far from the
>edge do i stitch? and anything else i should know before i get started..

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i would like to try raw edge macine applique and need help getting started

Post by Leslie & The Furbabies in MO » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 07:43:11


I like raw edge applique for shapes like trees- trunk and leaves, some
flowers, grasses, animals, etc.  Use the method below for anything that
you don't need a smooth edge- altho you *can* get a smooth edge with
fusibles or satin stitching.   I don't always use fusibles for raw edge
applique, sorry, Pat.  <bg>  You can sew thru a paper drawing with the
wrong side of the background to the back side of the paper and -say
we're doing a brown tree trunk- lay the brown wrong side to the right
side of the background.  Sew with smallish stitches around the trunk
shape on your drawn lines.  (Your applique will end up mirror reverse
of the original drawing, so plan for that!)  Then flip it over and trim
the brown trunk fabric as close to the stitching line as you can.  Then
you have a raw edged tree trunk.  Go ahead and do the greens for the
tree top, t*** after each shape.  The beauty of doing this without
fusibles is that you can layer many fabrics without having troubles
sewing thru it.  Then you can go back and do some free motion thread
embroidery type stitching to make the trunk look rougher and do the
edges or not.  I like the little bit of raveling you get to roughen the
edges of the tree trunk.

There are several good books on raw edge applique- as they say- check
your library!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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> I have seen a method which I love the look of.  Because it involves 'raw
> edge' I haven't tried it!  But I think I should.  I call it 'scribble
> appliqu'.
> As Wendy suggests, I think this must be at least lightly fused.  So,
> once the piece is attached to the background, and using a thread similar
> to the *background* (unusually for appliqu) do free motion sewing, in a
> sort of scribbling fashion, all around the edge.  There doesn't have to
> be a regular edge to it - it all merges in:  a little on the appliqu
> piece and more on the background.  I saw it first on a piece with fish
> under the ocean.  So you can imagine how lovely that looked - fish,
> seaweed, old bits of wreck, all sorts.   It looks similar to stippling
> but there seems to be no reason not to have lines crossing.
> .


> >what thread do i use? straight stitch? stitch length? how far from the
> >edge do i stitch? and anything else i should know before i get started..

> --
> Best Regards
> pat on the hill