You can't imagine how astonished I was when I got the call that told me I won second place in my category on my Birth Month Flowers of the Year machine embroidered quilt in our local Tucson Quilters Guild annual Quilt Fiesta show just this past weekend!
Articles tagged with: Applique
Appliqué is a very versatile machine embroidery technique. Creating free-standing ornaments is fun and easy!
Remember those delicate fragile family heirloom Christmas ornaments that you were never allowed to touch as a kid? Now you can get that same shiny look with your embroidery machine and a small bit of Mylar. And they can't shatter on the floor!
I'm frequently asked when will I come and teach at a certain place. We find out how many are interested but then only a handful of those people actually show up. And it's not just me.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite quilts I've made! This vibrant southwest quilt showcases 5 machine embroidered appliqué designs.
Looking for something fun and fast? How about this bright and cheerful snack mat? Slightly larger than the popular mug rug, this rectangular mini-placemat at 12" x 9.5" is the perfect size for snacks or desserts.
And wouldn't it be the perfect table dressing for a birthday party? Or how about a set of 4 for some special little girl for hosting her own tea parties?
After using the Brother Scan n Cut for several appliqué projects, I thought I'd share a bit of what I've learned through trial and error and playing around. Of course, many of these tips also apply to other cutters such as the Silhouette Cameo and KNK Zing. If you don't yet have a cutter, this post may help you decide if you "need" one.
It may initially sound as if there is a lot of prep work involved in using the cutter but truly, I do almost the same prep whether cutting by hand or machine.
A digital cutter just makes cutting WAAAAYYYY faster and of course, completely accurate. (I also have the Zing cutter, which I'll write about sometime in the future as I get more experience with it.)
What can I say? I just love appliqué! I love adding the texture and pattern of fabrics to designs. I love the versatility of these designs.
Owls are hot! And have been for a few years now. This owl-themed purse or mini-reader bag is full of features and is perfect for toting your iPad mini and smaller Nook, Kindle or other reader.
I love appliqué! And what I love best is how you can change the look of the design by changing the fabric. Fabric can add pattern and texture that's just not possible with thread alone. And, it can work on fabrics that are otherwise not embroiderable like fishnet.
When I saw this collection of super cute penguin artwork, I knew I had to have it and I knew I had to do it as appliqué. With the proliferation of economically priced digital cutters, appliqué has suddenly gotten much easier!
Do you have one collection you continually turn to for projects? I do! One of my favorites is Gingery Christmas because it was designed around projects.
Have you tried machine embroidered applique? It's one of my favorite techniques! I've written about applique before in this post, Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt, where I explain the process in more detail than the brief overview I give here.