What does the terms "sewing appliques" mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch?
Do you know how to appliqué? Many people are only familiar with hand appliqué, but there are many methods, from raw-edge appliqué to machine appliqué using a satin stitch
In my travels to quilt shows, exhibits, and "Quilting Arts TV" tapings, as well as virtual traveling via social media, I'm seeing a big return to some of the traditional sewing crafts like smocking, tucking, and hand appliqué.
more closely I watch birds, the more fascinated I have become with
trying to capture their colors and textures using fabric and stitchery. I have developed a design and sewing technique for "capturing the moment" in cloth and quilting stitches.
I'm a sucker for bag and purse patterns. If they feature appliqué hexagons or are made with a fun, contemporary fabric, so much the better.
I enjoy raw-edge appliqué for many reasons. It's certainly a faster way of appliqué quilting than than hand appliqué and I like the extra texture it brings to my fiber art.
Last week I blogged about tricks for machine stitching in circles. Today, I thought I'd share how to appliqué a circle.
I may have my favorite methods of doing things in my studio, but I'm always open to new ideas, techniques, and tools. I say, if it makes my art experience easier or better, it's worth trying.