Friday, October 21, 2011

How to Appliqué - Getting Creative with Appliqué

Looking to add another creative touch to your embroidery projects? How about trying your hand at appliqué?

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Appliqué is a technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures. Appliqués personalize your embroidery with your favorite fabrics, prints, and patterns and offer an unlimited number of looks and textures on an embroidery design while reducing the stitch count.

Insider Tip: All appliqués must be backed with a Heat Seal or Fusible backing. This forms a bond between the base fabric and the appliqué to keep the two fabrics from shrinking and causing the design to pucker.

For a tutorial on how to appliqué, click here for a PDF of our T.H. Read Instructional sheet. To view other helpful hint/tutorials, please visit our T.H. Read page under the Resource Library tab on

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