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    Nice to be here!

    Just joined the forum today after posting a question on fb. Was suggested I join and ask the question here. Have been making quilts since '92. Right now am working on a king-sized quilt for my bed. On one side of the flat part or the part that lays flat on the top of the mattress, there is a panel with appliquéd flowers, stems, leaves, etc. that runs the length of the top. Have done plenty of appliqué. Am wondering what would be the best technique to use on a quilt that will be used, tugged at, laid on, etc. Thanks for your suggestions.
    Jesus knows me, this I love!!!

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    Jenny has made numerous quilts for kids and she uses a blanket stitch to applique, after fusing on the image. Kids are pretty rough on quilts, they climb on them and wrestle on them.

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      I do it like Kensington just suggested, with lightweight fusable interfacing, like heat n bond, and then do a blanket stitch or zigzag.
      By the way, welcome to the forum!
      sigpicMiss Sheri

      For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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        hi and welcome from Massachusetts.
        :icon_wave:Joan

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          Thanks! Another question, please: I usually blanket stitch by hand with embroidery floss. Does Jenny use a machine or does she blanket stitch by hand?
          Jesus knows me, this I love!!!

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            Welcome from Ireland.
            What I make with my hands I give with my heart.

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              Welcome to the forum!
              sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


              Scottie Mom Barb

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                HI from Missouri. About your hand vs.. machine applique, I think in one of the Quilting Quickly magazines, she demonstrates both methods. I don't think it matters, both would be secure. It would just be a matter of how much time you have to spend on finishing the applique.
                Last edited by Jean Sewing Machine; April 18, 2014, 03:16 PM.

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                  #9
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                  Welcome from Florida!
                  Donna

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                    #10
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                    Kensington has great answers. I am a newbie and can always find the answers here. Welcome.

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                      If you need answers (friends, support and encouragement) you have come to the right place :-)
                      Welcome from Virginia :-)
                      Preeti
                      http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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