Sewing

Appla-wha?

February 1, 2011

I’m attempting the impossible, well not impossible. . . more like impossible for me since I’ve never done it before, applique. What’s the heck is applique? Applique in the sewing world is when you take one piece of fabric and sew it onto another piece of fabric making pretty works of works. Here are some great examples:

So I’ve been reseaching on how to do this applique because the back of the tokyo quilt has japanese letters that translates to “Tokyo Subway Map”.

Here’s my 1st attempt:

Tokyo Letter#1

I was debating on doing white thread against the black. . because it would have a cute stitchy-stitch to it. .

Applique stitch

but I soon realized that I shouldn’t aim so high. . white thread means that people can see all my mistakes, like this!

Applique goof#1

Back to the drawing board. . . .

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3 Comments

  • Reply Kati February 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Good luck with that. It would not have been my favorite part. I’m so impressed with how quickly you put the subway quilt together.

  • Reply Carolyn February 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I love the “works of work” quote here.

    Good luck with the applique. I’m nowhere near that talented.

  • Reply Emily February 3, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Cute examples of applique. Good luck with yours. I know you’ll figure it out.

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