Thursday, March 18, 2010

Notes for newbies - Oz bricks appliqué tutorial

Pin It As mentioned in my (soon to be coming) modabakeshop tutorial, Natalia has a great tutorial on starch appliqué.

If you prefer to use fusible, these notes might be helpful to you.  I used this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman (from Oh Fransson!) to learn initially.

I use freezer paper to stabilize the back, Heat 'n Bond lite as my fusible webbing, and a fabric pencil to trace when necessary.

I hope you find these helpful!

Click on the pictures to read the text.

Fusible method:

Starch method:

After placing a towel on your ironing board, starch the heck out of the base and pieces to appliqué.

Pin or glue your piece pieces down, and straight, blanket, or free-motion stitch down.  

For the name, I like to use the blanket stitch.  

Adding letters is simple if you're using the starch method.
Simply print and cut out, trace on to solid fabric (don't forget to check right vs. wrong side if you're using a non-solid fabric)

Cut out, and sew on.
Really not as scary as it seems. 


Natalia said...

Thanks for linking Tracey! I'm really excited for you! :)

Jenn said...

The quilt you did this applique for is probably my favorite. And I have seen some other cute applique projects. So I thought I would whip up a fast, non-quilted project tonight with an applique. But I don't have anything to stiffen up the fabric. So much for a one to two hour project. (since you make it look so easy) I'll post a link on fb with my finished projects. Thanks for doing this tutorial!


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