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    CAN SOMEONE THROW ME A HINT OR TWO ON MAKING THE APPLIQUE FEATHERS, EVRY TIME I DO THEM THEY COME OUT ALL F'D UP.

    :wall:

  • #2
    Assuming you are talking about ribbonwork applique....Are you wanting to sew these onto cloth or are you wanting these to be like double-sided pendants?

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    • #3
      I plan to sew them to cloth, but the edges do not seem to come out right due to being curved, or should I just go with the diamond shape feathers .

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      • #4
        Sewing a little slower on curves will help make a smoother line of stitiching. If you are having a problem with the edges of the feathers puckering then try placing a stabilizer under your work. There are a couple ways to do this:

        1) You can use either the tear-away stabilizer you get from the fabric store or you can use freezer paper. Just cut out a piece bigger than your applique and position it on the backside of your base fabric. Pin in place. Secure your applique on the top side with glue stick or pins. It should not move. After sewing, remove pins and rip off the paper or stabilizer.

        2) You can iron on Wonder Under or Heat-n-Bond onto the backs of your feathers and then iron your appliques onto your base fabric. If the base fabric is very lightweight you might also need to do #1 above too. Experiment and see which method works best for you.

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