Friday, March 16, 2012

"raw edge" applique sounds dirty.

but, raw edge applique is one of the best ways to make a bold statement, easy!

as you can see, i used a blanket stitch to sew scraps of fabric onto a foundation piece. the foundation piece is a giant old sheet.

bold enough ?

all raw edge applique.

dont go crazy if your sewing machine does not have a blanket stitch ... zig zag stitches work great for raw edge... you can also raw edge with with a straight stitch or, a hem stitch. try out whatever stitches u have.

try matching thread, contrasting thread.  try everything!