WHAT!!! SCREEEEEECH!!!! That is me putting the stompers on the breaks. Smell the fumes?
Let's rewind that....
STABILIZER BEHIND APPLIQUE!!!!
Did I hear that right? Never heard that concept. So...I did a little testing myself.
Which one do you think has the stabilizer behind it....oh yes...don't mind the stitches...so I am not perfect....we all know that...let's go on to more important things.... Which one is stabilized and which one is not.
Do you really think it makes a difference? do you think that it is just a waste of time and money? Do you stabilize? So many questions....I need answers!!!
On Allpeoplequilts it says " What's the secret of smooth applique pieces? Using Stabilizer! Place stabilizer beneath the foundation fabric before you begin to applique. This will prevent unsightly puckers that pull at the foundation. Stabilizer is used beneath applique foundations to add support and eliminate puckers and pulling on fabric as you machine-applique. "
I DID NOT KNOW THIS!!!! WHERE HAVE I BEEN???? IF YOU ARE LAUGHING AT MY IGNORANCE, THAT IS OKAY.....IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE BLANKET STITCH WORLD, I AM SAVING YOU THE EMBARASSEMENT OF NOT KNOWING. I don't think Alex Anderson knows this, she said she doesn't stablize. Sheweee, so I am not the only one...
This turtle was stabilized.....
I have been self taught, I don't mind learning new techniques.
My thoughts on this are.....
It does make the process go alot smoother, no puckering, easier to control the fabrics and in the case of the turtle, it gave it a more polished look.
So you decide?
Then I got to thinking, people put stabilizers behind their embroidery, whether is machine or hand...so why not applique?
Let me know what ya think!!