by camylow 22 Jan 2015

EMBROIDERY QUESTION..

Is it possible to do an applique of a design for both sides at the same time....
I am doing napkins, one side with bright yellow-other side bright green...I would like to do a flower applique but would like to be able the sandwich them together with the design so that it is reversible. has anyone else done this?

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by pennyhal2 24 Jan 2015

Be careful with words as they'd be backwards on the back side of a napkin.

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camylow by camylow 24 Jan 2015

THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE..although it might work for the mad hatter stuff

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by eggyannie 23 Jan 2015

hoop as normal with a stabaliser .batting and top fabric. Stitch baste stitch to hold top fabric and batting in place.
remove hoop from the machine and tape reverse fabric and applique fabric in place at back of hoop.
stitch out applique first two lines then remove hoop from machine and cut away excess applique fabric on both front and reverse. return hoop to machine and continue as per the design.
use matching thread in needle and bobbin. for the applique work. keep the design very simple.

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camylow by camylow 23 Jan 2015

THANKS SO VERY MUCH. i THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE WAY TO DO IT, BUT WASN'T TOO SURE.

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by airyfairy 22 Jan 2015

Great question, I have often wondered this myself when doing appliqué on a tea towel. Thank you.

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camylow by camylow 23 Jan 2015

IT'S GREAT WHEN OTHERS ASK FIRST.

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by Patricia109 22 Jan 2015

Check out embroidery library. Thought I saw something on there when I was last looking at their info files.

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camylow by camylow 23 Jan 2015

THANKS

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by mops Moderator 22 Jan 2015

You can, but you might have to balance your stitches a bit. Normally it is recommended that the back of your satin stitch shows a bit of the top thread - see your owner's manual. You should get it like you do in sewing. Which would mean tightening your top tension, so that both sides look nice. Try it out on some scraps.

And for the rest it is easy, just put the fabric on top and bottom instead of top only.
Good luck!

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camylow by camylow 22 Jan 2015

THANK YOU

jrob by jrob 22 Jan 2015

Good to know, mops! I would have just said, No. My applique doesn't look the same on the back.
It would probably easier if you matched the bobbin with the top thread.

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by spendlove Moderator 22 Jan 2015

It could be possible, but only with a simple design.

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camylow by camylow 22 Jan 2015

THANK YOU

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