Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Raw edge applique

I have had quite a few emails asking how I did my raw edge applique on my Baby Showers quilts.  I thought you might like to see some close up pictures. 

For each pieced 'droplet', I straight stitched around the whole piece about 1/8" around the edge 3 times.  I like the effect that its not perfect.... Its not messy (well, I don't think it is?!), but I like the effect:

 
Also, I didn't use the heat n bond like the pattern states.  I thought as I was making 2 quilts, with 16 droplets each, I would have quite a bit of waste (as you cut out the centre to make it more 'snuggly' that stiff).  I just cut them out with a template, and pinned them to my background, and stitched them down:
 
 
With my solid droplets, I went around the shape twice:
 
 
I kept the thread colour the same on each applique, cream:
 
 
I plan on quilting over the whole quilt with an edge to edge pattern - Umbrella's, so fitting!!  So, it should be pretty sturdy.
 
What do you think of raw edge applique?

5 comments:

simplestitches said...

love doing raw edge applique...bit scary the first time, but so quick and easy oh and forgiving!

Susan said...

Thanks for the tips Sarah.

KaHolly said...

I think I love it! Looking forward to getting back to my sewing space so I can give it a try! Thanks for sharing your technique.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Thanks Sarah

Sarah said...

I've never tried it. Doss it fray much with washing etc?