A few weeks ago I took a two session class at my local quilt store (Dragonfly Quilt Shop) about doing hand applique. It was taught by my friend Cleo…..
and she proceeded to teach me several new techniques!!!!
The first thing that she taught was how to applique a stem…..
…. Cut a bias strip that is 1 inch in width.
….. Fold in half lengthwise.
….. Pin the folded edge to the inside curve
….. Applique into place
…. Use sharp scissors and cut away 1/2 of the underside layer of the stem fabric
This method provides a smooth and thin bias strip for stems etc.
Now, my friends cant believe that I am actually planning to do some hand work, so my photo had to be taken…..