Our WonderFil journey continues! Yesterday, I demonstrated how strong the thread is in WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins by making a foundation pieced block.
Today, I’m going to continue the project and machine applique using DecoBob thread.
After I left you yesterday, I made more foundation pieced blocks and made some nine patch blocks, assembled the blocks together, and added a 3” border.
I had a few applique ideas I wanted to try with this piece. When it came time to put my ideas into practice, sadly, none worked. Frustrated, I struggled to come up with a workable solution.
While trying to come up with a new idea, I found a piece of scrap fabric from another project and just tried it out for the fun of it. Wouldn’t you know it? It worked! I found the other pieces of scrap and voila, I had what was needed to complete the project.
If you need a refresher on using fusible web, please check out one of my earlier blog posts on QUILTsocial.
To download the template for the applique border click on the picture below.
Before you start sewing your applique by machine, remember to place an embroidery stabilizer of your choice. I prefer a lightweight, tear-away stabilizer when working on applique.
Using a double-blind hem stitch, applique the edge of the pieces to be attached. I used WonderFil 50wt Tutti Wood Rose #32 for the top thread, and a DecoBob prewound bobbin for the bottom thread.
As you can see both threads worked well together. The bobbin thread has the strength to bring the top thread down.
See how trouble-free it is to use WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins as your bobbin thread when you machine quilt?
Now that I’ve completed the quilt top, the next step is to quilt it.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post when I’ll complete this project using WonderFil threads!
This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Durable foundation piecing with WonderFil’s DecoBob thread
Go to part 5: Machine quilting with the strength of WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins
very informative. thank you.
You’re very welcome
Looks easy to do will have to try it
you will enjoy it
Love how this applique looks – nice stitching!!
Love that double blink hem stitch!
lee, It is my go to machine appliqué stitch,