This weekend, I finished the last stitches on the Floral Delight applique from the Lancaster class I took with Linda M. Poole.


Linda teaches a freezer paper and glue stick method of applique. Draw your shapes on freezer paper and cut them out. Then use a glue stick to fold over your applique edges. Stitch all the layered sections together before appliquing the sections to your background fabric. With the paper still in.

I found it very difficult to stitch the flower pieces on top of each other and not catch the paper underneath. They took forever to stitch.

I was really worried the entire time I was stitching about having to cut the background once it’s all done to get the freezer paper out. I didn’t need to be, it was super easy to get the paper out. Just a bit of soaking in water, trimming the background and all of the papers came out with ease.

Would I use this technique again.. probably. I do like it better than needle-turn so far. Next I want to try the spray starch method.

Floral Delight Applique
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5 thoughts on “Floral Delight Applique

  • June 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Michele, it looks lovely. The choice of fabrics are terrific too. I like this method for projects that will be done away from home. You can do all the prep work with the glue before hand and then when travelling you only have to stitch them down. When you are finished and home again you can soak it and take out the paper. I particularily like it for small pieces and for circles.

  • June 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    One word Michele: WOW!! The fabrics you used are mouth watering beautiful. What a beautiful piece of work, you can be so proud of yourself, it’s stunning, totally my taste!!

  • June 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love the colors, you should be proud Michele this looks fantastic.

  • June 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Thanks ladies! :) It’s still hanging on my design wall, and I love seeing it there over the top of my computer screen.

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