Saturday, November 10, 2012

Applique tip

Before, with lots of pins.
Barb shared a great tip in her post about the applique on her Jubilee quilt. She machine basted her vines to the background fabric. Genius!

After, with machine basting.
The other night I machine basted my arcs to the background, and last night I appliqued the inside and part of the outside of one arc. So much easier and faster and a lot less painful than with all those pins! For the next block, I might try my walking foot for the basting to make it easier going over all those seams.


regan said...

I thought Barb's technique was genius, too! I'm definitely giving that a try! And your pieces look wonderful!

Maureen said...

That was a great tip. Good to reinforce it by using it immediately. Your quilt is striking - love the variety of fabrics.