I have traced my design onto the 'wrong' side of the background fabric. Then I layer the
design fabric and the background fabric right sides up. Then I used white thread and basted
on the drawn lines. It's really hard to see in my picture....
|From the 'front' side you can see my basting easily.|
I trimmed the 'design' fabric a quarter inch from the basting stitches.
I pull the basting out as I turn the edge under to hand stitch. Remember to clip corners and curves as you sew along. I am using thread that matches my design fabric.
Here are some of my blocks that I've done needle turn or reverse applique on.
As you can see, I've been busy catching up on my Takes Two quilt. I am only using scraps from my stash.
I have always loved applique. If you ask me my favorite type of quilting, I would have to say applique is on top of the list along with paper piecing. Most of my designs (almost all) is fusible applique, which I love. Fusible applique is quick and easy, but I'm starting to think of designing some needle turn designs too. hummmm it's time to look for another good movie and pull out my hand stitching... I hope that you give needle turn applique a try.
Happy quilting and stitching!