instructions tell me to trim1/4 " should i mark dots around curve and then draw freehand to get my cut line? how would you do it?
Quilting My Rainbow
i eyeball it and cut freehand
gini in north idaho
i'm afraid if ido that i'll be off
are you hand appliqueing and is the applique light enough for the seam allowance to show through? it's more important that the seam allowance is the same all the way around, but this only matters if you can see it through the applique. if it makes you more comfortable, go ahead and draw your cutting line around the heart. if you are doing hand applique a seam allowance that is a generous 1/8th inch is easier to turn.
and if you can see the seam allowance through the applique fabric, i would back it with muslin. you cut a muslin piece just big enough to fit inside the applique piece, put it on the underside of your applique piece.
Still got my heart Gini! Quilting my turtle, it looks so nice. Got out Poakalani books last nite, planning my next one. Thanks for showing me how to needle turn...its fun and relaxing.
good for you joni. i'll be looking forward to seeing your next project