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Divide and Conquer Applique

Here’s a great TIP by Kathy K. Wylie to get you out of a ‘tight’ spot when you don’t have enough fabric to turn under when doing applique. Read more

Divide and Conquer Applique

Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – Divide and Conquer Applique

Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – Divide and Conquer Applique

Turned-edge appliqué requires a seam allowance wide enough to turn under. The amount of preferred seam allowance may vary depending on the fabric, the skill of the individual, or the shape of the appliqué patch. Nevertheless, there must be at least a few threads to turn under – otherwise, the edge will be raw and run the risk of fraying. So what do you do when the appliqué shape precludes a sufficient seam allowance? Divide and conquer!

Carla A. Canonico is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, QUILTsocial.com, and KNITmuch.com.

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