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Saturday, October 20, 2012

I've been having a good time - Appliqueing

I'm sure ya'll want to know what I've been up to lately.  APPLIQUEING!  You know some think it's a dirty word.  But I enjoy it. I don't want to do it all the time - I like piecing with the machine best. 
I get all my supplies on my ironing board - get Netflix ready. And lower the ironing board to the lowest level so that I can use it while sitting on the couch. See Sugar? She's on Zombie Watch. (Explained a little later in this post.)

I use the Magic Sizing and then iron with my Clover Iron - hey, that's one of my BEST investments! I put the waxy side up so that when 
I curve that little HOT iron around the flower piece - it makes the fabric stick down to the edge of my freezer paper. Nice smooth round edges. I'm not saying this is the right way. It's just the way I do it. 

Disclaimer here: If you notice any dark spots on my ironing board it's from the Magic Sizing - not coffee or tea. It's that darn Magic Sizing. I think starch does it too.
I've been working on this while we have been watching The Walking Dead. Have you seen the program?  There are just sometimes when I can't watch the TV. Some of scenes of zombies eating are just too much, just disgusting. But for the most part I like the story line.  And it's so appropriate for Halloween time.
 
So that's what I've been doing, sitting on the couch merrily working away. I have the glue to tack down difficult spots but so far I haven't had to use it. 

And I have a report of Mark's Halloween Quilt for my next post. 

Happy Stitching, 
Nicey Linda

5 comments:

  1. Oh what fun this looks like!! :)

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  2. It sounds to me like you've ot the process all figured out! Can't wait to see what you're making. You'll have to watch that movie without me!

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  3. Love what you're working on. That's how Kim Diehl teaches applique preparation, too. It's a good idea! I bet you have to applique since Mark has stolen your sewing machine. ;-)

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  4. Wow - how do you iron such petite pieces while you watch something?! I just get all distracted watching, and eventually I just stop stitching! Keep up the good work, it's looking good :)

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  5. I always wondered how people who appliqué used freezer paper. Very cool!!

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