Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Oakshott appliqué

I've started a small wallhanging to test how Oakshott fabric behaves when used for appliqué, I'm using the spray starch and raw edge methods of appliqué.
My favourite type of appliqué is spray starch but if the appliqué piece is small or hard to turn under il use steam a seam and then blanket stitch around it on my sewing machine.
As Oakshott fabric has a looser weave than some fabrics, it tends to fray quicker, when turning under the appliqué pieces over the freezer paper it worked better to have a wider seam allowance, the flowers and birds were no problem but it was trickier to turn under the leaves and stems as it is one piece and they were close together not leaving a lot of fabric to turn under so they were harder to do as fraying was more of an issue.
I've glue basted all the pieces in place with roxanne glue.
The design is from a book called William Morris in Appliqué by Michelle Hill.
Happy sewing!