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  • Applique Leaves

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
  • Applique LeavesRambling Ways Quilt AlongTutorialsWash away stabilizer

Applique Leaves

While sitting working on turning all the Applique Leaves for Block Two of the Rambling Ways Quilt I wanted to let you in on how to get those points looking great. I am using the wash-away stabilizer glue stick method  I usually save this part for sitting in front of the telly at night quietly turning all the edges. The picture below shows the wash-away stabilizer ironed onto the wrong side of the fabric. It is also a good tip to place it on the bias as this will help the edges turn easier. Then trim the seam allowance, usually 1/8 inch approx. Applique Leaves / Pine Valley Quilts Run the glue stick along the bottom edge of the washaway stabilizer, you will get used to how much glue to use but take it from me it's best to use it sparingly. I use an awl to roll the edge over with my left hand and follow along with my right hand thumb to get a nice smooth edge. Applique Leaves / Pine Valley Quilts Run the glue along the top edge of the washaway stabilizer, and turn the edge over as with the bottom of the leaf. The ends will stick out but not to worry about them yet. Applique Leaves / Pine Valley Quilts Place a little glue on each tip and turn it to the back with the awl to get great points on the tips of your leaves. Applique Leaves / Pine Valley Quilts   Looking forward to sharing this block with you soon   Happy Stitching Sharon
  • Applique LeavesRambling Ways Quilt AlongTutorialsWash away stabilizer

Comments on this post (7)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Lovely applique!

    — Leeanne

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Great tute Sharon.

    — susanna0841

  • Aug 03, 2016

    I haven’t tried the washaway. I will have to find some! Thanks so much.

    — Susan

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Great tips…isn’t that washaway stabiliser great?! I love the first block of your quiltalong – been trying to decide whether or not I can fit in a new project….!

    — Raewyn

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Those little prepared leaves are looking lovely! Thanks for sharing your technique too!

    — Plum Cox

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Great tips Sharon and this is the second time recently I have read about the wash away stabilizer, interesting!!

    — Connie Campbell

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Great tute Sharon. They look great. Do you use this method now instead on freezer paper and starch?

    — Sue

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