Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Experimenting with Applique

I've never done applique before, but I have a couple of tea towels that have been sitting in my UFO basket ever since I messed up the iron on embroidery pattern on them and I decided that, one way or another, it was time to deal with them. Since pattern ink doesn't really wash out, applique seemed like the way to go.

It was ridiculously easy and cheap. I used a scrap of fabric I had leftover from another project and a free printed template from the internet. It worked like a charm. I think I may have found a new hobby. Because I really needed another one.


  1. That's pretty cool. Who doesn't need a new hobby?

  2. Ooooo.. I just did applique for the first time a few days ago, and it is so addicting! Mine was for part of Emily's Halloween costume. I'm hoping and praying she doesn't change her mind again... arg!!! ;-)

  3. It is additcting, and really, a million hobbies isn't such a bad thing. At least I'm never bored.

    I hope Emily sticks with the costume you made her Valerie. I bet it's adorable!
    That reminds me. I need to start thinking about Halloween.

  4. You can never have enough addictive craft hobbies. Especially when they make everything look so much better. Great towels.