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See, still sewing. Just too busy to talk much about it. This is the quilt I’m working on for my daughter and uses some raw edge applique. While I have talked about how I don’t like Pellon’s Wonder Under in the past, I took the time this project (solely because I bought the wrong stuff) to figure out how to work with it. And you know what? I don’t hate it this time. So, progress,right?
So, my oldest daughter turned 8 yesterday. 8! 8 is great! And in honor of 8, I made her a new t-shirt using reverse applique that I was first introduced to reading the Alabama Chanin books.
Take a tshirt, ours was purchased at Walmart for less than $4. Create your design. I used Illustrator but it can be done in Word, by hand, in Photoshop, etc. etc..
Trace your design on freezer paper with the wax side down.
Cut out the areas of the design that are going to be appliqued and iron the freezer paper onto your shirt.
Get your fabric paint ready. You just need a tiny bit.
Make sure you have a piece of freezer paper positioned under the design and paint around the inside of the design.
Peel off the freezer paper to reveal your painted fabric after it has dried.
Put another piece of jersey or knit fabric behind the painted area and stitch around using DMC floss. Once you have your design stitched around, take a pair of embroidery scissors and cut out the upper layer of t-shirt to reveal the knit fabric below.
Easy and cute!