My 5 Tips for Needleturn Applique Success

Looking for some tips on how to work perfect needleturn applique?
Learning how to applique can open up a whole new world of sewing possibilities.
Applique is often used to decorate quilts, home furnishings or clothing.
Hand worked needleturn applique is one of my favourite techniques and I'm
sure you will love this technique too once you learn some helpful tips.

To give you a helping hand I have put together a free applique pattern and tutorial for
you with some helpful tips for completing this block. Also included is a video to show you
how to work a blind hemming stitch and how to achieve perfect corners.

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Now for my 5 tips for perfect needleturn applique.
Needleturn Applique Tip Number One -
Trace each shape accurately onto freezer paper,
use a Stanley knife to form a placement template for positioning the windows and door.

Needleturn Applique Tip Number Two - Use YLI silk thread in a matching
colour and a fine applique needle for appliquing.

Needleturn Applique Pattern Tip Number Three - Use good quality embroidery floss
and an embroidery hoop.Click here to watch video demonstrations of the hand
embroidery stitches used in this pattern.

Needleturn Applique Tip Number Four - Use a water soluble marker pen
with a fine tip, I use a blue and a white depending on the fabric colour.
A fine tip will ensure that the templates do not grow in size!

Needleturn Applique Tip Number Five - Use an invisible hemming stitch for applique
and double fold the cornersto achieve a point. Take a few minutes to
watch my video demonstration.

I hope my tips for perfect needleturn applique have been helpful.