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When Applique + Freezer Paper Stenciling combine!

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


combining freezer paper stenciling with applique with Kate from Horris & Deedle

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!

Image of Reynold's Freezer Paper

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.

I used my Bear & Bunny T-shirt applique templates (you can download for FREE from HERE) and Jen’s article from One Thimble Issue 11.

If you don’t have Issue 11 then check out Stephanie from Swoodson Says blog post on Freezer Paper Stenciling HERE.

Combining freezer paper stenciling and applique by Horris & Deedle bear freezer stencil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My kids were so excited to watch the freezer paper stenciling and have ambitions of making their own shirts in the next school holidays.

Combining freezer paper stenciling and applique by Horris & Deedle   Combining freezer paper stenciling and applique by Horris & Deedle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 …

Combining freezer paper stenciling and applique by Horris & Deedle

Combining freezer paper stenciling and applique by Horris & Deedle

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!

 

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