I have begun work on yet another of my 2016 classes, this time Appliqué. I am having to make all my samples again as I left my teaching folders with my Appliqué work with a teacher at my last school, never to be seen again. This time I thought I would do a set of "what will happen if you.." samples to show what can go wrong. As many students will not have done any appliqué before I am going to stick to the basics.
Starting with Raw edge - using double sided adhesive interfacing (vysofix). I will demonstrate all the tricks to making the assembley less painful. I will also have samples of machine appliqué showing straight stitch, zig zag, buttonhole and a fancy stitch appliqué but in the class we will stitch the edges with blanket stitch. I am using tea towels for the base fabric for some of the samples as lots of people make these as gifts.
This is first of the "what if's." What if you don't reverse your pattern. I will do another using the correct method.
I will also cover needle turn, reverse and freezer paper techniques.