table runner applique

cats_meow_2008April 18, 2008

Hi, This is probably a silly question But,I am making a table runner and I want to put a sheep and willow tree on the ends. I would like to put the sheep on there as an applique but, I cannot figure out how to applique that sheep on there. Can anyone explain how to do this

Thanks so much

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Are you hand cutting the pieces or are they premade? There is a craft mag named "Create & Decorate." In it they show different types of handstitching. Find the mag at craft stores like Michael's, Joann's, AC Moore Craft Store or even Walmart. You can also do a web search by just typing in your web browser line "applique techniques" - I'm sure you'll get lots of sites to look at. Good luck on your project and hope you'll post pics of it when you're done, we love the pics!!!


    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 9:52PM
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Thanks for writing. I am hand cutting the pieces. I have it on tracing paper at this point.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2008 at 7:39AM
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There's an iron on material that you could use for keeping it in place, or you could use tacky glue, if it's just for decoration and it won't get dirty- meaning you wouldn't be washing it. What kind of material are you using?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2008 at 7:49AM
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I am using cotton material. I have it on tracing paper as I said but, how do I cut it out? Do I put it on a thicker paper and then place the material I am going to use under it and then cut it out?
I am really in the dark about this. I know what I want just trying to get it there. No it will not get dirty so washing is not and issue.. Thanks so much for the help.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2008 at 6:06PM
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Cats meow, I think you need to get the iron on paper that Primgal mentioned. There are several brands, one that comes to mind is Wonder under. Just ask for it at a fabric store.

You iron it on the back of the fabric you want to applique, trace your pattern on the paper side, cut it out, pull the backing off and iron the cutout onto your table runner. Really very easy.

Be sure to come back and post a pic so we can see your completed project, okay?


    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 1:51AM
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thanks so much, i will buy it tomorrow at joanns. i will post a pic when complete..

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 8:50AM
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