Organizing Appliqué Designs for Stitching


Whenever I start a new design, one of the first steps is to select my fabric and thread for the appliqué design. I frequently use the same fabric in different blocks. To make sure I am using the same embroidery thread, I create a “Fabric and Thread” chart which helps me organize my fabric and thread for appliqué in the hoop designs. First, I lay out the fabric and place my embroidery threads on top of the fabric. Then I select which thread blends or matches best with the fabric. I go to my chart and tape a sample of the fabric and write down the thread color number. I then put the threads for that design in a thread container along with the “Fabric and Thread” chart. Now, whenever I am stitching out a block, I know which threads to use. I have included a “Fabric and Thread” chart PDF for you to download:

The Flamingo Flirtation Quilt is available from Anna’s Awesome Appliqué Designs.
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Susan Says:
8/29/2019 3:12:01 PM

Great idea. Thank you so much.

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Mary Says:
6/6/2020 8:59:58 AM

Love the idea. Thanks Mary

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Rosario Says:
9/8/2020 9:17:01 AM

Love your tips, they are so useful, I have yet to stitch out Applique, and thanks for pdf of your chart.

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