I said yesterday to give me 4 or 5 days to get this applique in place – maybe 2 days instead once I get started it moves fast – after all most pieces are ready to go.
This morning I traced out my design on the reverse side of the pattern so it would be ready to flip and see through the fabric – I use a black fine point sharpie for this. When I get one side of the design glued in place then I am ready to flip it.
I move my quilting light over to the table so it will light the area well and I can see through the fabric for placement. I do not try to be perfect in this – I don’t mind if all corners are not quite the same.
I don’t know if you can see it – but the lines do show through
I use a stiletto to hold up the stem a little to stick the leaves in place. The wonderful thing about this glue is that you can tug the piece up later to reposition if you need to.
I needed to make more bias stems – I had cut the fabric but I hadn’t made the stems in advance. You start by tucking the fabric in the holder – again a stiletto comes in handy for this
Just poke it through and guide it to come out the other side
Then you are ready to start pressing
I did a little video from my camera on how to do this but I can’t figure out how to put it on my blog – I will see if Mike can help me do this later this evening.
One corner now glue basted in place – I might get another corner done later today. I see one area that I might redo on this – you see how the stems meet the basket? I think instead of tucking the ends under to stitch in place it might be neater to just undo the basket in those areas – tuck the stems in the seam line and re-stitch down. I will decide when it is time to stitch.