1) I used the largest hoop I have. I believe it measures 10″ or 12″ across. I’ve never embroidered over a applique that uses webbing adhesive before. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know what the hoop would do the applique.
If you have used fusible webbing and a embroider hoop before let me know what it was like. The webbing is meant to be used for applique so I would assume that it would be no problem. Also, using such a big hoop meant I was able to see the whole design as I was working on it.
Embroidery around the appliqued shape:
1) I used 3 strands of embroidery floss for the edge embroidery.
2) Use the Blanket Stitch around the edges. You can also use the Button Hole stitch. If you use a sewing maching you can use the zigzag stitch.
3) With the webbing adhesive and the Blanket Stitch your applique edges are very secure.
Time to go crazy:
I will not go into great detail regarding the rest of the embroidery. You can probably make most of it out by the images, but here is the basics of embroidery. On my quilt top I have used both yellow and gold colored floss to decorated my applique. I used a series of crude running stitches which give it a finished but very hand made look.
PLEASE! Embroidery this piece anyway you like.
I desided not to go into the making this piece into a true quilt. That’s a whole other tutorial. But, you actually don’t have to do anything else. Historically, you sisters in sewing often only created a quilt top without any batting or backing.