I am going to make an train quilt from a kit from RJR. It has 6 train cars for applique.
The quilt will be crib size, and washed often.
What is the recommended method of applique to withstand repeating washings and use? Fuse and machine stitch, needle-turn by hand, or other recommended method?
I've been shy to complete an applique quilt, but a charity quilt gives me a great way to practice a new technique.
I fuse and machine stitch...but I haven't done too much applique because it kind of scares me. I did applique a couple of table runners, but I wasn't really afraid to ruin them if I ran into problems as they were all made out of scraps.
I would personally machine applique since it is a child's quilt and will get lots of use. My hand stitching isn't nearly as strong as my machine stitching.
Juli, I totally agree with Nana.
I agree --- I would fuse and then machine applique it. My Janome machine has a very nice buttonhole stitch that I use.
A consensus. Deffinately machine, faster and stronger. I like to do a good job on a charity quilt, I think they are just as important as a gift but you don't want to spend days doing one.