Tutorial, The Valentine Quilt Top, Part Two

It’s embroidery time!!!
Place quilt top into hoop:  UPDATE!   I want to change my recommendations from Steam-A-Seam Lite to Steam-A- Seam 2.   I had less trouble with the points on the applique coming up.  Also,  you don’t actually need to put your quilt top in the hoop to do the blanket stitch.   
Quilt top placed into embroidery hoop.

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.

Starting the blanket stitch.

Blanket Stitch along the apllique edge.

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. 

Embroidery Detail

Embroidery Detail

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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.


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  3. Michelle says:

    This is very inspiring and informative! I’ve purchased your embroidery patterns in the past and I found this tutorial doing a Google search on how to applique. I’m going to be doing my very first applique… wish me luck!

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