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    Default Re: Reverse Applique, New Man Sewing tutorial

    Annika - Why do you think he did the cut-outs AFTER sandwiching it. Wouldn't it be easier to do the cutting before and then sandwich and sew around the cutouts? The fabric is fused so it shouldn't fray. Maybe there's concern about FMQ running into the cutouts. If one is using a walking foot that wouldn't be a concern. Also, I would use straight scissors rather than curved. What do you think?
    Thanks for posting the video.
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    I like his tee shirt!



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    Default Re: Reverse Applique, New Man Sewing tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
    Annika - Why do you think he did the cut-outs AFTER sandwiching it. Wouldn't it be easier to do the cutting before and then sandwich and sew around the cutouts? The fabric is fused so it shouldn't fray. Maybe there's concern about FMQ running into the cutouts. If one is using a walking foot that wouldn't be a concern. Also, I would use straight scissors rather than curved. What do you think?
    Thanks for posting the video.
    Exactly my thoughts to!

    It must be so much easier to cut out the shapes first and then fuse it to the main fabric and do the fmq to secure it.


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    Default Re: Reverse Applique, New Man Sewing tutorial

    I have seen other videos on reverse applies and they also used curved scissors they said it was because you could get close to the stitching with less chance of cutting your stitches.

    Not sure why you couldn't cut first.

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    Default Re: Reverse Applique, New Man Sewing tutorial

    That's the way you machine applique on the embroidery machine. Reverse applique is similar to cutwork, except you have an underlay.

    The first stitches tack everything down. For applique, you cut close to the stitches on the applique fabric. For cutwork or reverse applique, you cut out the background close to the tack down stitches. This will assure that you have enough fabric when you satin stitch down so applique doesn't pull.

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    Default Re: Reverse Applique, New Man Sewing tutorial

    When I watched I thought he was going to draw the design on the paper of the fusible, cut it out, then fuse and sew. Maybe I'll have to experiment with both methods. If it is going to hang on a wall, the amount of fraying would be minimal, I'd think.

    I'm very excited to give it a go.
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    I saw this demoed at Sew Expo a couple years ago by Sylvester (whose last name I can't remember!). He and his mom are from either Australia or New Zealand and he is now suffering from a relapse of some form of cancer. Anyway, it was one of the most fabulous quilts I have ever seen.
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    I think it is because you see your design as you go. You can then make changes based on what you see as you cut it out.

    I think I would like to put together a charm pack and then have a scrappy design show up. This is a really cool method, I am glad he did this tutorial. I have got to give this a try. Isn't it sort of like black magic with crayons.
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    I did a very small reverse applique (a flower) quite some time ago. I say that everyone should at least try this technique. It can be quite fun and he gave some great hints for being successful.

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