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


  1. 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!

  2. 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. ;-)

  3. 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 :)

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