Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Preparing Applique.....

When I was shown this way of preparing applique it made such a difference to me....  

Once the pieces are all drawn on the selected fixing medium and cut from the fabric (need to follow instructions given on pattern about this taking note of reversing etc)

we are working on the finished direction of the applique...

I use a piece of baking paper big enough to fit over the picture and clip it so it doesn't move around

then start adding the first pieces (usually the pattern marks which ones to do first)


 ... and building up... gently pressing the pieces onto the baking paper as I go so they don't move


... and more placing and pressing.... having the picture underneath helps so much in making sure the placement of pieces is correct....


 ... and on and on until it is all together.... then give it a good press with the iron...


... it is going to lift off the paper so easily when it is done and cooled but the pieces hold together nicely where they overlap on fabric ...


I like to keep my applique on the baking paper like this right up until I want to add it to the background fabric....



... here I have several of my aeroplanes on the baking paper and taped to my cupboard so I can compare colours as I make some more....


... I haven't negected my girlie quilt though....



Righto, Gotto Go... I need to make some sky for my aeroplanes.....

30 comments:

  1. Wow! Those airplanes are amazing! :0)

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  2. Great airplanes and I love that method of appliqué too :-)
    Hugs Sheila

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  3. wow i agree with terry they are amazing and thankyou so much for that tip ,it makes very easy to do then,thankyou for sharing and love your girly blocks,hope you have an awesome day my friend.xx

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  4. That looks like a great tip for applique. Thank you for sharing your wisdom :) xx debbie

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  5. A great tip and thanks for sharing... loving the planes xxx

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  6. I've done this for years, Fiona - baking paper is a staple in my sewing room!

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  7. PS: Your planes are fabulous!

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  8. Another boy quilt in the making? Baking paper is very useful stuff......sometimes I even use it for baking!

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  9. I like how you used the paper to do the appliqué, that is what I need to do. That makes it so much easier to get proper placement for fusible, thanks for the tip. Love the airplane, that is going to be such a fun quilt.

    Debbie

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  10. Those are going to get some lucky little boys heart racing....great!

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  11. The planes are gorgeous. Hugs, xx

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  12. Wow! Those airplanes are amazing! thanks for sharing another method of appliqué

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  13. love the fun colours of the aeorplanes

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  14. They look zoomerific..I'm sure that they are going to make a little boy very happy...or is it for hubby.

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  15. Love this idea Fiona. I've used a silicone pressing sheet before to assemble one item at a time. This allows for multiples as you've shown which is quite a timesaver. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  16. Cute planes, thanks for the tip!

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  17. love all the aeroplanes, how many are you doing?

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  18. love all the aeroplanes, how many are you doing?

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  19. Great technique for applique. Love the little planes.
    Great to see the girlie blocks still on the go.

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  20. what a fantastic method, I am so trying that for the next applique project I do!
    love the pattern for the planes too.
    are these a new quilt for a grandie?

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  21. I use that method of applique too, so much easier. My biggest problem is when there isn't a layout provided and all you have are the pieces! EEEKKK. Love all the colours you have used on your planes. xxx

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  22. Handy stuff that baking paper.
    The planes look great!

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  23. I've used this method too Fiona - it does make life easier. Great project

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  24. Good job! I love your tutorials.
    Mama Bear

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  25. Gorgeous planes Fiona! I love this method of fusing the applique, everyone should try it! xx

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  26. Thank you for sharing Fiona, will have to try that one! Love the planes!
    xx

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  27. Fun aeroplanes and a great tutorial - thank you.

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  28. You are a genius! I never would have thought to use baking paper to construct my appliques! Love those aeroplanes!

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  29. What a great idea, may try it on the next Applique project

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  30. a tick for this - I have always used the original drawing but hadn't thought to clip them like that - very clever and using baking paper means you can keep them like that until you are ready - I've used the applique mats before and only have 2...

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