I’ve had quite a few requests to add more about my appliqué method… to be honest its probably the same as everyone elses but I do have a lot of images on my computer so I thought I would add that so that its self explanatory.
The pattern drawing is done with a black pigment ink pen onto velum, (a thick translucent tracing paper).
I number each individual In this case there were about 60 people.
Reverse the pattern to trace the image onto fusible web.
I use steam a seam lite (single) and trace the image on the tracing paper side with a a mechanical pencil. I may have to resort to Steam a seam 2 in the future because I can’t see that they are making the single one again.
I really like these scissors they are called Friskars sof tgrip and I have 4 pairs, one at each work station. Someone has used a pair for something unimaginable and they have a big chunk out of them, but I will buy more on sale. Bless them.
Cut cleanly on the line, the fabric hasn’t been washed so you should get a crisp edge.
Turn the pattern to the correct side. (right side up) and this is just a tiny teflon sheet, bu I begin to assemble each piece on the sheet. Press.
This is a small section assembled.
I store each person in a baggie, lots of bodies and bits.
Once the entire quilt too is assembled and ironed down. I begin to illustrate it with pigment ink.
I will share that in tomorrows blog.