Embroidery on Applique
You either love applique or you don't care for it at all. Any one of my readers knows, that I'm certainly a lover of applique through all the designs and patterns I've made over the years. Like Joanne Winn, I first began with needle turn applique, then moved onto machine applique and developed my own techniques as I progressed. Joanne took a slightly different path than mine with a whole different 'slant' on applique.
Let's hear her story:
"I have always loved to appliqué. I started as many of you did with templates and needle turn appliqué by hand. Then on to the adhesive products that allowed us to stick the appliqué down and stitch around the raw edges with our sewing machines. With the addition of embroidery modules to our sewing machines came the most wonderful method of all. Your embroidery machine will stitch out beautiful, precise embroidery designs in minutes."
Of course, Joanne made a course for this and now teaches it at the Academy of Quilting. This sample uses the designs made in her class - how colorful.
"Let me show you step by step how to stitch out large designs using a regular size hoop, Mega hoop or Jumbo hoop.These blocks can be used to make tablerunners, pillows, full size quilts or wall quilts. The choice is yours. Included in the class are the instructions to make a patchwork gridded quilt as the background for your large, framed blocks. Above is a another photo of the gridded quilt that can be stitched from the instructions in this class. I look forward to seeing you there." ....Joanne
Amazing, I must say. That is very cool and a wonderful way to make use of your embroidery module on your machine. I asked Joanne to share some additional photos of what else could be achieved after taking the class. What a wonderful gallery of beautiful work. I know you'll be wanting to signup: Embroidery on Applique