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This is a method for doing Cut-In-Place Applique'.

I have had a lot of customers that have asked me how to do applique'. This is a how to, or DIY method for sewing it out yourself. I will try to do a digitizing article for this later.

There are two main methods for making applique'. There is Pre-Cut Applique' and Cut-In-Place method for making applique'.

Here is one technique I use to make Cut-In-Place Applique'.

 

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The First Step is to hoop your shirt, blanket or other item that you are appliqueing. For this one I used backing and placed the shirt in a 12 in square hoop.

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 I placed the cloth over the hoop and smoothed it out. If you were doing this in a production setting you could use a temporary adhesive spray to hold the cloth down and smooth it out.

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The first part of the design sews a running stitch around the perimeter of the design. Stop the machine at the end of this step.

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Cut the excess cloth from the design. It is easier to cut if you can remove the hoop from the machine.

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Replace your shirt and the design then sews the next part of the applique down.

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For the next step place the second piece of cloth on top of the hoop and start the design again. Stop the machine when you finish the running stitch.

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Cut the excess of the second cloth from the design, then replace the hoop. It is important to cut as close to the stitches as possible.

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The final step is to start the machine again and stitch the satin stitch down.