|Making Templates for Machine or Hand Appliqué
by Lucy A. Fazely ©2000
Machine Appliqué Templates:
Example 1: The gray area that can be seen will need to extend under the white oval about 1/8". This will leave you with only one raw edge to sew down, instead of two where the two pieces meet. The template for the gray piece will be what shows plus the 1/8"as shown in second diagram. The white template will be exactly as it is seen since it does not have any pieces overlapping it.
|Example 2: Although the white and gray pieces have appliqué pieces on them, you can still treat them as whole pieces and just stack them one on another. Because their edges donít come together there is no need to include an overlap allowance. In this case you would have the white rectangle, gray oval and black oval with templates all the same size as shown on the initial drawing.|
|Hand Appliqué Templates: When making templates for hand appliqué, you need to add 1/4" to turn under around the entire piece. As you hand appliqué the piece in place trim the seam to no less than 1/8" and clip the corners.|
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