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Posted 2010-07-26 11:54 AM (#47686 - in reply to #47576)
Subject: RE: applique ?


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Location: Portland Oregon
I have done the celtic bar method using the metal bars.... they do get HOT! remember to let them cool before trying to slide out, or use a pair of long tweezers to grab with! In my opinion, these lay very flat when done. stitch on both sides of the stem.

I have also made my bias strips, folded wrong sides together, then machine stitch like a few mentioned earlier, folded over and then only handstitch one side.... (this method works great if you will be carrying the project around, as it is securely in place and you don't need pins! ) I also feel it looks a little more dimensional when complete.

I would use both methods again. using the thin steam a seam works for the first method to help keep those pesky pins out of the way of tangling your thread up.

Rhonda.... can't wait to see your project.

There also isn't anything wrong with machine stitching the stems down on the top if you can stitch carefully. The look is a little more
"folksy". With your hand surgery, you might find machine stitching this time to be more practical.
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