Hooray for Applique!
Yesterday I made a round tablecloth and today I will show you how to add some appliqued details.
Sticking with the 4th of July theme, I’ll be adding some fireworks using the natural canvas we printed the Outside Oslo line on.
You’ll need a chunk of fabric and a chunk of Wunder Under big enough to draw all of your images.
Wunder Under is a fusible product that has a peel-away paper layer so you can sandwich the glue between 2 layers of fabric.
1. I like to fuse the WU to the uncut chunk of fabric first. Make sure to turn off steam for this – you want a dry iron. Fuse for 5-8 seconds on each spot across fabric.
2. Trace or draw your image straight onto the paper side of the WU. If you’re doing letters, you’d need to draw the mirror image.
I just free handed these, but there are tons of printable clip art type images online.
3. Cut out images.
4. Peel off paper and place glue side down onto fabric and fuse with dry iron.
5. To applique on, use a short zig zag stitch. I used 1 for length and 3 for width on my machine, but be sure to check settings and practice on scrap.
6. You’ll zag just past the edge of your image and pivot at each corner. For these crazy stars I had to manually lower the needle and adjust every time I started a new side, so I didn’t end up stitching way off my image fabric.
7. Overlap where you started a little and trim threads close. You can add a dab of Fray Check if you’re worried about stitches coming loose.
You can buy this tablecloth and all of our other samples from our new retail wall!
Happy 4th everyone!
Posted: June 30th, 2011 under Tutorials.