But having said that, the first Dresden I appliquéd took me over an hour to finish. Yes, I did have some little interruptions, still that meant even if I could do three a day, it would take me ten days. Two a day, fifteen days. So I had a rethink and a google and then a play on my machine to test out some machine appliqué. I decided to go with a blind hem stitch and just do one and compare, cause you know, I can always unpick! Or frog it? Is that the right term? You know where you rip it, rip it, rip it!
I'm really happy with the result. It took me longer to figure out that I was trying to put the blind hem foot on back to front (It actually took me a fair while to realise this and then I didn't use it anyway) and to stop giggling than it did to do one plate. The thread is one that Faye has given me(Thank you!) and it blends in really well on all the colours and I'm very happy with the results.
|Dresden Plate Applique Techniques|
|Dresden Plate Centre Applique|
I've also used it to put the centres on. They take no time at all compared to all the stopping, starting, turning for the Dresden's.
|Dresden Plate Centre|
So even though I feel like I'm faking my appliqué, doing it this way means I'll get to actually finish this quilt
I did have a couple of other questions though:
Why do I only do wobbly sewing on the parts where it will show?
Why don't sewing machines come with a foot lever for the presser foot, instead of that stupid knee thing?
Why can you only find the pins you've dropped by stepping on them?
If anyone knows the answers please let me know!