Applique Help Needed

Applique Help Needed

Post by Joan89 » Thu, 11 Feb 1999 04:00:00



I'm appliquing smallish stars onto an angel wallhanging using the freezer paper
method.  I'm not  happy with the points of the stars.  They are lumpy.  The
fabric is a tiny bit thicker than "normal" but was perfect for the stars
othewise.  Any suggestions for crisp points in the future?

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Applique Help Needed

Post by Rita Denenber » Thu, 11 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Trick to fine points such as stars is to fold the point inward before turning the
sides. Have freezer paper methos of applique on my site but don't recall if I have
that suggestion.Good luck.
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Rita
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Quote:

> I'm appliquing smallish stars onto an angel wallhanging using the freezer paper
> method.  I'm not  happy with the points of the stars.  They are lumpy.  The
> fabric is a tiny bit thicker than "normal" but was perfect for the stars
> othewise.  Any suggestions for crisp points in the future?

> joan o'reilly
> 311 fan club
> 8904 florence drive
> omaha ne 68147
> hotline (402-731-3110)


 
 
 

Applique Help Needed

Post by Sandra/Sand » Thu, 11 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Another way I have seen done with great success is this:
when sewing down toward the point, as you go to fold the fabric at the
point, be sure that you fold the side in the you are NOT folding in
first, with the side you are sewing on folded over last.  It is the
tendency to fold in the side you are sewing first, which was why mine
would not behave until someone pointed out to fold in the OTHER side of
the point first.  This way or the other way are both good.  The only
thing I have seen a problem is if you did like I started, & tried to
fold down the point you were sewing up to first.  Hope you can follow
this description of this side and that side.  :) - Sandy