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ls2116 posted on Wed, Apr 25 2012 1:54 AM

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?

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gini replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:48 AM

i eyeball it and cut freehand

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ls2116 replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:17 PM

i'm afraid if ido that i'll be off

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gini replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:56 PM

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.

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gini replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:59 PM

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.

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Joni replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 3:15 PM

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.

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gini replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 6:02 PM

good for you joni.  i'll be looking forward to seeing your next project

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