5c. After the quarter design has been
set, begin to open the fabric to its half
5d. From the half design, open the
pattern completely and begin to pin.
Remember to pin the center of the
design first, then work to the outside
edge of the design, carefully pinning
and laying the fabric flat. Pin with the
sharp point of the pin facing out.
NOTE: Be sure to lay
out your fabric seam
on seam. The seam
on your design should
match the seam on
your backing fabric.
6. BASTE THE DESIGN
6a. After the design is completely
laid out and pinned, carefully baste
it ¼" in from the outside edge of the
design. This will help you with tucking
and sewing during the appliqué stage.
Start from the center and work out.
6b. Once the design is basted onto its
backing fabric, remove all the pins.
7. APPLIQUÉ THE DESIGN
7a. With your needle, tuck about 1" of the raw edge of your design under the NOTE: You'll tuck
basting line. Place your first stitch between your top and bottom fabric, be- 4"- 6" of your design
tween the folded raw edges, and hide your knot. Your thread should now be on at a time — stitch,
the folded edge of your top fabric. tuck, etc. until the
design is completely
7b. Slowly, using small stitches, sew the bottom piece of fabric to the top piece. stitched.
Never letting go of your needle, place the point of your needle on the bottom
fabric right next to the folded raw edge, push your needle through the bottom
fabric, and bring your needle back up through the bottom fabric and on the
folded edge of the top fabric, about 1" from the last stitch. Push your needle
and thread through. You should have a straight stitch on top of your appliqué
design and a slanted stitch on the back.
7c. Continue this process until the design is completely appliquéd to the backing fabric with intricate stitches. Once complete, remove the basting stitches.