I really, really do hate to rain on this thread but here goes. I made a
quilt for DD#2 of about 150 different appliqud hearts. I seriously backed
them with iron-on interfacing. They are machine-stitched onto muslin with
two trips around. The first stitching was just a short straight stitch about
1/8" in from the cut edge. The 2nd trip was something fancy such as the
double X that looks like cross-stitch but I also used every other pretty
stitch on the SM and lots of beautiful threads - gold, silk, rayon, and
cotton.The technique would have been fine for a wall*** but did not
survive really using and gentle laundering. The quilt is loved but is far
too fragile. "Shabby" may be a trendy decorator sort of thing but it
certainly was not what I had in mind. Polly
> what I have heard from my quilt teacher is that as long as you use batiks
> and a product such as vliesiline/wonderunder etc. there should be no
> worries - you will need to sew 1/8" away from the edges to keep it in
> but that is all.
> I am using this techniek to make my BOM ( Moondance by Beth Ferrier) this
> year for the appliqu parts and I will be sewing the 1/8" when I quilt so
> that you will see the shapes on the back of the quilt too :-) this will
> make the quilting easier as I will have half the quilt done when I've
> finished sewing all of these lines/
> In the Netherlands
> > Hi there-
> > Thought I'd tap the collective knowledge of our group for some advice
> > about a quilt I'd like to make. I'm looking at the pattern from the
> > cover of this book
> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/(Stich
> > and Split Applique) which I've recently purchased. I would be making
> > it for my niece who is nine years old. I'd like to make something
> > durable enough that she can have it for years to come. I sappily
> > imagine her taking it to college with her :) Anyhow, is raw edge
> > applique a mistake in this case? Will it fray right away? Should I
> > stick to regular piecing?
> > TIA for any thoughts.
> > Sonya
> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/
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