Applique Thursday 7/12/12
Notes on process: My favorite tool so far for these is a toothpick. Yes, a toothpick. I've been reading Becky and Linda's tips of PieceO'Cake Designs and they use a toothpick to tuck in the seam allowance or straighten those pesky points that form at curves - really works well. I also heard them on Pat Sloan's radio program. Very interesting show. Just google Pat Sloan radio and you'll get a list of the recent shows.
The other thing I found was that the center fabric I chose was very loosely woven and hard to use for applique. It's a Kaffe Fassett fabric. I love the designs on his fabrics, so what was I to do? I decided to starch it and that helped minimize the fraying. Phew!
Our winner last week of the 5" batik charm is Connie of Quilting by the River. Congrats! I'll be sending out your charm shortly. Another is waiting for someone. All you need to do is comment or link to have a chance for it to be yours. Or do both and have two chances. Submissions end Sunday night.
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