I’ve been prepping more pieces for my Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL. I told you I was slow at this! I am no expert on the A word, but I thought I’d show you how I prep my leaves for appliqué.
First, I take a piece of freezer paper and fan fold it into 4 layers.
There’s my leaf shape! Pretty simple. Then I place a staple through all the layers so they don’t shift when I cut them out.
Here are my four leaves.
The freezer paper on the waxy side can be ironed onto the back of my fabric.
Then I cut them out leaving about a quarter inch seam allowance.
Next, I thread baste the edges under. I shouldn’t have used green thread for this step!
Then I pin the leaf in place on the background. You can see it is pretty small!
I applique around the edges, leaving the area between the arrows unstitched.
Then I remove the basting stitches and use tweezers to pull out the freezer paper template.
After tucking that edge back in, I finish the applique.
One leaf down, a bunch to go!
I only have one more week to finish this so I better get moving! Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday