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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 Minnesota

Applique LetterDesign


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

The next image you see will be an Old Crazy Quilt Minnesotait 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 Minnesota

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 Minnesotaapplique 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 Minnesota

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 Minnesota

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 Minnesota

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 Minnesota

A

Lay the tracing paper on the table in front of you


Tape the letter to the tracing paper l.jpg

A Minnesota

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 Minnesota

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 Minnesota

A

First & Last name, section

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

First & Last name, section




Using the pencil draw around the letter l.jpg

You can trace parts of the letter be recognizable

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 be recognizable

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 be recognizable

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 be recognizable

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 be recognizable

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 be recognizable

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 be recognizable

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 be recognizable

First & Last name, section



Now we will transfer our design to fabric l.jpg
Now we will transfer our design to fabric letter you choose

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 letter you choose


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 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 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 burlap

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 burlap

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 burlap

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 burlap

Cut through both the felt and the paper



Use the burlap vertically l.jpg

Vertical letter

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 stitch down the letter

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 you don’t want the yarn to be emphasized have chosen


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

Now put the Yarn through the threader don’t want the yarn to be emphasized

First put the threader into the needles eye

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




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









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

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 eye

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 burlap eyetill the knot hits the back





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 edge of 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 edge of the felt

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 burlap edge of the felttill the yarn is tight on the back





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 negative spaces

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 letter, be sure that they look good together unityyou should repeat colors and stitches


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

Back Stitch letter, be sure that they look good together

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 letter, be sure that they look good together

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 letter, be sure that they look good together


Hand in your appliqued letter l.jpg
Hand in your Appliqued letter letter, be sure that they look good together


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The letter, be sure that they look good together

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