Reversible Quilted & Appliquéd Block

There are times where I've wanted to add an Appliqué to a project, but I've known it would be seen from both sides, so it also had to look good from the back. Here's how! It works with shapes that can be mirrored, so letters aren't the perfect candidate. Here I've used a Bunny on a pair of quilted blocks that I bound and turned into a place mat.

Machine Used:

THE Dream Machine® Innov-ís XV8500D

Materials and Supplies:

Applique Front 756 I start with a quilted block that used the 9 ½” x 14” Hoop on THE Dream Machine®. Quilted and Appliqué Placemat IMGP0685 I then used the camera scan function to scan the quilted block and loaded the Bunny appliqué design. Quilted and Applique Placemat 686 Move the Bunny appliqué design on the screen to the desired placement on the Quilted Block using the scanned image as guidance. Quilted and Applique Placemat 687 Stitch out all parts of Bunny Appliqué EXCEPT the cover stitch. Quilted and Applique Placemat 689 Remove the hoop from the embroidery unit and turn it over. Place a piece of fabric on top of the Bunny outline, securing using embroidery tape. Quilted and Applique Placemat 690 Return hoop to embroidery unit and select the color change step that is the Tack Down Stitch. Initiate the Tack Down Stitch to secure the fabric that is on the backside of the quilted block. Remove hoop from embroidery unit, turn it over and TRIM the excess fabric. Quilted and Applique Placemat 693 Quilted and Applique Placemat 694 Replace the white embroidery bobbin thread with a bobbin that matches the top thread. Return the hoop to the embroidery unit and select the color change step that is the Cover Stitch. Initiate the Cover Stitch to finish the edges of the appliqué. The finished design is pretty on the front and back of the Quilted Block. Quilted and Applique Placemat 697 Quilted and Applique Placemat 696

Quilted Blocks 1 and Bunnies and More are products of Anna’s Awesome Appliqué Designs
, and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such products.

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Joanne Says:
3/30/2017 6:55:39 PM

Wonderful idea Anna! Clean, neat, and pretty too. Placemats are aways a great way to try out a new technique too!

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