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Hand Quilting by Mandy Noble (Table Top session)
In this class we will look at the following techniques:
Burying your knots – burying your threads at the start and end of your stitching
Stitch in Ditch – simple running stitch along the seam do not use a back stitch. A popular technique is to quilt 1/4″ from the seam line which avoids extra bulk of the seam allowance. An invisible thread can be used or floss to make a feature of the stitiching.
Using a template – using chalk, an erasable pen such as frixion (removed by ironing or a warm wash) or an air drying pen (which disappears when the ink has dried).
Kantha – entire cloth is covered with running stitches, works particularly well with appliqué where the appliqués object is outlined and the remaining are filled with Kantha
Needleturn Appliqué by Mandy Noble (Table Top session)
The word “appliqué” is derived from the French verb “appliquer,” meaning “to put on.” It refers to a textile craft in which one piece of fabric is sewn over another for a decorative effect.
In the context of sewing, an appliqué refers to a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures. Applied pieces usually have their edges folded under, and are then attached by straight stitch, blind stitch, or reverse appliqué where two layers of material are stitched together, part of the upper layer is cut away, and the edges are stitched down.