To celebrate Mother’s Day and Spring I’m giving you this fun little project along with a new appliqué technique to do it with. This is so simple that it actually took me twice as long to write the blog-post then to actually make it. I hope you like it.
Here we go
You can download the project here.
For this method of appliqué I’m using Ricky Tims’ Stable Stuff Poly. This is great for doing machine appliqué because you can make you appliqué shapes with it, sew it to your quilt and it will dissolve when you get it wet and make your shape poofy (is that a word?). You can find it here.
To do this you simply trace your appliqué pieces onto the Stable Stuff
Cut them out
To add your fabric your just use your Stable Stuff shape as a template to trace onto the back side of your fabric
Cut that out and clip any inside points
The next step is to use this glue ( don't forget to get washable)
And apply it to the edges of your shape. I’m only applying it to about ¼” from the edge.
Then you set it GLUE SIDE UP on the back side of your fabric and carefully turn the seam allowance up, pressing it into the glue with a cuticle stick (found in the finger nail isle of your local grocery store)
Working carefully, go around the whole shape
The flower centers are done in the same ways as the circles I do in appliqué. See this post. Only instead of batting and a template I just use the Stable Stuff.
The next step is to pre-assemble the flower (I accidentally reversed mine so I just used a window to trace the flower on the back of my pattern)
The next step is to quilt a 9 ½” sandwich of top fabric, batting and bottom fabric for the pot holder. I’m just using regular batting here but you can use something fancy if you really need the heat protection.
Now I just center the flower on the back ground and it is all ready to sew.
Check back tomorrow for how I finished this sweet project up.