Thursday, May 28, 2015

Learning needle turn

I have been busy learning FMQ and Needle turn applique.  This pattern is from  It was a free pattern on her Yahoo Group. I thought this would be a great one to tackle.  I learned that using glue was the best way for me to turn the edges. I did use some starch on some of the pieces.  The one thing that I found was when I used the invisible stitch to applique them down I missed some parts and they were raised. I used fmq  to go totally around  2 of them  and then I tried Invisible thread on the next one to go around and it was much better. Since I am new to FMQ  I did a lot of practicing  on each square.  This one goes on my bed as I know how many mistakes are really in this one.  Since there are no quilt police at my house  no one will know how I made so many mistakes. Lessons learned now I plan on doing another needle turn and I will make sure that my pieces will be all the way done. May have to put on magnifying glasses but I will conquer this technique. I love applique  both ways but my favorite is fusible  and blanket stitching.