• ragged edge applique leaves with embroidery

ragged edge tapestry

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i continue to work on this william morris computer print on fabric. i stitched it to another fabric to stabilize it. i am applying ragged edge appliques for leaves and stitching over them . this is a new technique and i like the result. i experimented with this on the fruit goddess in the treehouse quilt set also.

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  1. florenceforrest 91 months ago | reply

    I like the technique too. Does ragged edge mean you leave the edges raw, eg the cut edge? silly question I guess.

  2. jude hill 91 months ago | reply

    yes, leaving it raw, but backstitching around the edge with very tiny stitches, works like a machine stitch, i cut the shape slightly larger and then clip back close and snip so it will fray. sort of like foundation piecing without seams. on the treehouse quilt, it did withstand machine washing. i will try a piece with full coverage this way. the tiny fray on the edges give it a wonderfull soft edge and texture.

  3. florenceforrest 91 months ago | reply

    oh, yes tiny backstitch the edge and clipping - very good! will add that to the bag of tricks ;)

    thanks Jude!

    xx

  4. laren_oz 91 months ago | reply

    I love the design and the colours are beautiful as well. An interesting technique.

    Cheers,
    Laren

  5. magikquilter 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Laura Ashley, Liberty, Tiffany and William Morris Group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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