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Another method of machine appliqué involves drawing or tracing shape onto wrong side of fabric. The patch is then placed facedown onto a lightweight lining and sewn around marked seam line. It is then trimmed, turned right side out and sewn to background using invisible thread and a machine blind hemstitch.
If you are just learning how to quilt that are plenty of sites on Internet that can explain such products as heat-activated fusible web and, seam lines and various stitches used in quilting.
A 'Block' is a single design unit comprised of small fabric pieces sewn together to produce a decorative pattern. Often, blocks are separated by alternating plain squares or by fabric strips. This is called sashing. Sashing is a term that those just learning how to quilt will run into often.
For comprehensive step by step lessons in how to quilt go http://www.kathkwilts.com/lessons/gendirs.html. Here you will find out everything you always wanted to know about making a quilt including instructions on how to cut shapes for piece work, hand piecing, machine piecing, creating appliques by hand, creating borders and sashing.
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