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*Created by Kay Wagner, Ph.D., Edina Public Schools, Edina, Minnesota

Drawn images may be used freely, fair use laws apply to all other images


Applique letter design l.jpg

ABC

Applique LetterDesign


The previous letters were stitched down with an overcast stitch l.jpg

The next image you see will be an Old Crazy Quiltit has been stitched together with a variety of stitches

Cross stitch

Herring bone stitch

The previous letters were stitched down with an overcast stitch


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Overcast Stitch

Cross Stitch

The next Applique Example is called “Feeling Intense” it was created by Lee Malerich in 1988.It also contains a variety of stitches


We will be creating an applique design based on a letter of the alphabet l.jpg

We will be creating an applique designbased on aletter of the alphabet

This design will also use a variety of stitches


First we design an original letter l.jpg

First we design an original letter

To do this, you need:

  • 1-sheet of tracing paper

  • 1-block letter of your choice

  • 1-Pencil and eraser

  • 2-Short pieces of masking tape


How to choose your letter l.jpg

How to choose your letter

It should be the first

letter of a word that is

important to you.

It could stand for a person or a pets name

It could stand for an idea like love, peace or family

It could stand for a place or a sport


Lets say the first name of your dog is albert l.jpg

You really love Albert so you choose A, the first

letter of his name.

Now you must Choose the Letter you want to design

Lets say the first name of your dogis Albert

A for Albert


Lay the tracing paper on the table in front of you l.jpg

Lay the letter in the center, then turn it over to the back

A

Lay the tracing paper on the table in front of you


Tape the letter to the tracing paper l.jpg

A

Tape the letter to the tracing paper

Tape

at the

top

and

bottom


Turn the tracing paper over your letter will show through l.jpg

A

Turn the tracing paper over, your letter will show through


Write your name in the lower left hand corner of the tracing paper l.jpg

A

A

First & Last name, section

Write your name in the lower left hand corner of the tracing paper

First & Last name, section


Graphic artists design letters for books computer fonts and advertising l.jpg

Graphic artists design letters for books, computer fonts, and advertising.


Any letter may have thousands of different shapes and still be recognizable l.jpg

Any letter may have thousands of different shapes and still be recognizable

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Using the pencil draw around the letter l.jpg

You can trace parts of the letter

Take bites

A

and add bumps

Using the pencil draw around theletter

First & Last name, section


If it is a symmetrical letter be sure your design is symmetrical are l.jpg

Like this

A

Not like this

If it is a symmetrical letter be sure your design is symmetrical are

First & Last name, section


No part of your design can be less than one square wide or long l.jpg

Like this

A

Not like this

No part of your design can be less than one square wide or long

First & Last name, section


Your design must touch the block letter at every point or corner l.jpg

Like this

A

Not like this

Your Design must touch the block letter at every point or corner

First & Last name, section


Finish your letter l.jpg

A

Finish your letter

First & Last name, section


Now you should assess your design and decide what needs changing and what looks good l.jpg

A

I don’t like these bumps

Too thin here

I like the way the bottom part looks

Now you should assess your design and decide what needs changing and what looks good!

First & Last name, section


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A

Move your new design off to the side to assess your new design

Place a new sheet of tracing paper over your design, trace what you like and change what you don’t like.

First & Last name, section


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A

First & Last name, section


You must make at least four different designs for each letter you choose l.jpg

You must make at least four different designs for each letter you choose


Now we will transfer our design to fabric l.jpg

Now we will transfer our design to fabric

To do this, you need:

  • Your best letter design

  • on tracing paper

  • Straight pins, about-25

  • 1-Pair of scissors


Choose your best design l.jpg

Choose your best design


Lets say the letter a stands for the first name of your dog albert l.jpg

Now you must Choose the colors you want for the felt and burlap

Lets say the letterAstands for the first name of your dog, Albert

Albert is brown and white

Albert has a red collar


For one of albert s colors you might pick white burlap l.jpg

For one of Albert’s colors you might pick white burlap

For Albert’s collar

You might choose red felt


Choose a piece of felt and a piece of burlap l.jpg

Choose a piece of felt and a piece of burlap

Be sure you like the way the way the colors look together


Pin the letter to a piece of felt l.jpg

Pin the letter to a piece of felt

Line up the side of the letter with the side of the felt

Line up the top of the letter with the top of the felt


Pin the letter to a piece of felt30 l.jpg

Pin the letter to a piece of felt

You need a pin every inch or two around the letter


Slide pin through both the paper and the felt l.jpg

Slide pin through both the paper and the felt

Then push the

pin up onto

the front of the paper

The point

of the pin

is pushed to

the back of

the felt


Cut carefully on the pencil line l.jpg

Cut carefully on the pencil line

Cut through both the felt and the paper


Remove the pins when you have finished cutting out the letter l.jpg

Remove the pins when you have finished cutting out the letter

Then remove the paper


Use the burlap vertically l.jpg

Vertical

Not

Horizontal

Use the burlap vertically

Pin your letter to the burlap

Leave slightly more space below the letter

Leave slightly more space below the letter

Leave slightly more space below the letter


Lets say the letter a stands for the first name of your dog albert35 l.jpg

Now you must Choose the colors you want for the Yarn to stitch down the letter

Lets say the letterAstands for the first name of your dog, Albert

Albert is brown and white

Albert loves

to swim in blue water


For his color you might pick brown yarn l.jpg

For his color you might pick brown yarn

For the water you might pick blue yarn


You may also choose the same color as the letter if you don t want the yarn to be emphasized l.jpg

You may also choose the same color as the letter, if you don’t want the yarn to be emphasized


Thread your needle with the color of yarn that you have chosen l.jpg

Thread your needle with the color of yarn that youhave chosen


If you have trouble threading the needle try using the needle threader l.jpg

Now put the Yarn through the threader

First put the threader into the needles eye

If you have trouble threading the needle try using the needle threader


Pull the yarn and needle threader back through the needles eye l.jpg

Pull the yarn and needle threader back through the needles eye


Slide the threader off the yarn l.jpg

Slide the threader off the yarn


Tie a blood knot in the long end of the yarn l.jpg

Tie a blood knot in the longend of the yarn


First make a loop l.jpg

First make a loop


Bring the end into the loop l.jpg

Bring the end into the loop


Pull the end through the loop l.jpg

Pull the end through the loop


Pull the end through the loop again l.jpg

Pull the end through the loop again


Bring the end through the loop about four or five times l.jpg

Bring the end through the loop about four or five times


Hold on to the end and pull l.jpg

Hold on to the end and pull


You will end up with a large neat knot l.jpg

You will end up with a large neat knot


Take the needle to the back of the burlap l.jpg

Take the needle to the back of the burlap

Poke the needle up through the burlap and the felt


The needle should be about 1 4 inch from the edge of the felt l.jpg

1/4 inch

The needle should be about 1/4 inch from the edge of the felt

That’s about as thick as your little finger


Pull all the yarn through the felt and burlap till the knot hits the back l.jpg

Pull all the yarn through the felt and burlaptill the knot hits the back


Poke the needle back through the burlap only right at the edge of the felt l.jpg

Poke the needle back through the burlap only, right at the edge of the felt


Poke the needle back through the burlap only right at the edge of the felt54 l.jpg

Poke the needle back through the burlap only, right at the edge of the felt


You have just completed your first stitch l.jpg

You have just completed your first stitch


1 4 inch from the edge and 1 4 inch from the stitch you just completed l.jpg

Poke the needle up through the burlap and the felt

1/4 inch from the edge and 1/4 inch from the stitch you just completed


And 1 4 inch here l.jpg

1/4 inch here

And 1/4 inch here


Pull all the yarn through the felt and burlap till the yarn is tight on the back l.jpg

Pull all the yarn through the felt and burlaptill the yarn is tight on the back


Poke the needle back through the burlap only right at the edge of the felt59 l.jpg

Poke the needle back through the burlap only, right at the edge of the felt


Poke the needle back through to the back of the burlap till the stitch is tight l.jpg

Poke the needle back through to the back of the burlap, till the stitch is tight


You have just completed your second stitch l.jpg

You have just completed your second stitch


Continue stitching in the same way until all the edges are stitched down l.jpg

Don’t forget the inside shapes, artists call these the negative spaces

Be sure to place a stitch over each point or corner

Continue stitching in the same way until all the edges are stitched down


You may now remove the pins l.jpg

Place all the pins in the pin box

You may now remove the pins


You are now ready to add the decorative stitchery l.jpg

Choose the yarn colors that relate to the idea behind your letter, be sure that they look good together

You are now ready to add the decorative stitchery


To achieve unity you should repeat colors and stitches l.jpg

To achieve unityyou should repeat colors and stitches


You must use at least three different kinds of stitches l.jpg

Back Stitch

Lazy Daisy

Stitches

Chain Stitch

You must use at least three different kinds of stitches


This is an example of applique with decorative stitches designed by renee roeder earley l.jpg

Lazy Dasey Stitch

Back Stitch

This is an example of Applique with decorative stitches designed by Renee Roeder-Earley

It is called “Laurel Pillow” it is a Beret, which is a type of hat


Student self assessment l.jpg

Student Self assessment


Hand in your appliqued letter l.jpg

Hand in your Appliqued letter


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The

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