TOUCH OF NATURE: Textured Applique Machine Embroidery Techniques & Designs has been well received by you folks and I want to thank all of you who bought the book. Of course, I could only touch on the potential of this art and still be able to get the book into print. Therefore, for the next several issues of this newsletter, I would like to show you the versatility of the “Touch of Nature” concept.
This week I’m featuring another patch from our Periwinkle Dot top.
All of the projects in TOUCH OF NATURE are embroidered as patches. In fact, all of the applique designs included on the CD in the back of the book can be made as patches. What does this mean?
It means when you hoop your fabric to sew the designs you don't worry about design placement. Just sew the design. Once the patch is made, you audition them onto your project, playing with the arrangement until you are happy with the placement. Pin them on the project. Sew them on. It doesn't get any easier than that!
Use the applique designs included on the CD or use ones you already own.
In your book, look under “Applique Patches”. These instructions tell you how to make patches with appliques and what type of applique designs are appropriate for the “patch” technique.