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This week we have Kate from Horris & Deedle on the blog sharing some awesome Applique tips and techniques. If you’ve missed the earlier posts be sure to check out the links below.
Read Monday’s blog post and download your FREE applique templates -> HERE.
Read Tuesday’s blog post and get all Kate’s best applique tips -> HERE
When I saw Jen’s article on ‘Freezer Paper Stenciling’ in the latest issue I was a little excited. Freezer Paper Stenciling has always been one of those things which I’ve seen on Pinterest and American Blogs. I’ve wished we could get it in Australia, a bit like how I felt when I was a kid and a friend would come back from a holiday in America with lots of cool lollies that I’d never seen before.
When I realized that we could buy it here in Australia I rushed down to my nearest Textile Traders (much easier to get into and out of than Spotlight) and found that they sell it too!
If you’ve read yesterday’s blog post you’ll know that one of my tips for adding interest to applique’s is to use layers. Freezer Paper stenciling is a great way to add another layer to your appliques.
My kids were so excited to watch the freezer paper stenciling and have ambitions of making their own shirts in the next school holidays.
I used some scrap linen for the nose area and tummy patch and the actual nose is a scrap from an old pair of brown pants.
I did the same things for Miss Kitty here …
I also used another of my tips for making your appliques interesting from yesterday’s blog post with Miss Kitty. Here she is looking to the side and her eyes look alert. Maybe she has spotted a mouse. Maybe she is ready to pounce and as my husband just remarked, maybe she is stuck in gaol.
Miss Kitty isn’t included with the other animal templates I provided on Monday but she is easy enough to make. Just use Miss Bunny’s body shape and add two little pointed ears instead.
You can download your free applique templates -> HERE
I hope this post inspires you to mix your applique and freezer paper stenciling up a bit. Be sure to come show us what you sew in the One Thimble Sewing Enthusiasts group on Facebook!