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Continuous Line Machine Appliqué - How does
I came up with the idea for continuous line machine
appliqué while I was playing with my original machine quilting
designs. I created the designs using Electric Quilt
software and, on a whim, I colored the designs to came up with
what I thought were interesting appliqué designs. My first CLA
used full size freezer paper patterns but I later found it just as
easy to trace the design onto fusible web. One of the cool things
about this method is that you can cut once to make 2 blocks or
Click here to see all my continuous line machine appliqué designs.
Below are brief directions for the construction of a block for
one of my Continuous Line Machine Appliqué quilts. The example
Pool block. Detailed instructions are available with each
Trace the 'block' design on to the back of fusible web .
Cut along the traced line. I call this Continuous Line
Appliqué because you start cutting on one side of the design -
cut, cut, cut - and eventually you come out the other side.
Separate the two pieces. If you did cut in one continuous
line then you will end up with 2 pieces - one a 'positive' of
the design and the other a reverse or 'negative'.
Fuse each onto a background piece. You have cut once to make 2
After blocks are assembled into the quilt top the appliqué
can be secured at the same time as the quilting is done
Rhine; Quilt Design NW
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