True story: a couple of years ago, I was prepping a project and realized that I was nearly at the end of my roll of freezer paper. When I actually remembered to pick up another roll, I was so impressed with myself! A few weeks later, I was ransacking my pantry and what did I find? You guessed it, another brand-new roll of freezer paper. These words actually came out of my mouth: “What is this doing here?” I’ll bet my “helpful” hubby put it there—silly of him to think that it belonged in the pantry, wasn’t it?
Speaking of freezer paper, here’s a fantastic video tip from Bonnie Sullivan, author of A Change of Seasons. Have you ever looked at an appliqué pattern and been intimidated by the sheer number of tiny pieces in it? Bonnie’s tip will help you cut those tiny berries and leaves quickly and accurately.
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Now that you know how to prep your appliqué pieces easily, take a look at some of Bonnie’s spring-inspired projects from A Change of Seasons:
By the way . . . those freezer-paper rolls for appliqué are now history (at least in my sewing room!). I switched to Kim Diehl’s Best Appliqué Freezer Paper. You get thirty 8½" x 11″ sheets that lie flat for easy tracing and cutting. You can even run the sheets through an inkjet printer or photocopier. They’re great for both hand and machine appliqué. You’ll never go back to grocery-store rolls again!
What kind of appliqué technique do you use most?
1) Hand appliqué
2) Machine appliqué
3) Fusible appliqué
4) A combination of all three!
Share your appliqué style in the comments!