Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Using Variegated Threads in Applique

    Two-dimensional artwork like embroidery sometimes looks, well, flat. One way to show depth is to use variegated thread. Besides, it is really fun!

    Variegated threads are available in many color combinations. Depending on the manufacturer, color changes can be structured ( or random. Some variegated threads feature several different colors while others contain several tones of the same color. They are available in different weights, ranging from 12 (heavy) to 40 (normal), and types, like cotton, rayon, and polyester. Continue reading

  • Freestanding Applique Sock Monkey

    Take you applique to the next level – make it freestanding. Sounds difficult? It’s really easy and super adorable! Continue reading

  • Fussy Cutting Applique: It’s Easy Using a Template

    You have probably heard of the term “fussy cutting,” particularly in reference to quilts. That is when a particular design on the fabric is strategically placed so that, when cut and stitched, it is perfectly displayed within the pieced block. Continue reading

  • Applique RTW Toturial

    This week we are pleased to have Nicole Scott from "Cole's Corner and Creations" with a great guest post! I LOVED her tutorial on applique'ing ready to wear t shirts so much that I asked her to do one for us. Enjoy! Check out her website and follow on Facebook! Continue reading


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