This is what raw edge applique looks like– it’s a stitch that is just next to the fabric.
It holds is secure and in place on the background, but it is not protecting those edges. This means that with use the edges will get a little fuzzy and pull up just a little.
This is a very forgiving way to applique– and kind of fun!
Visit here for another step by step for raw edge applique.
How to Raw Edge Applique~
1- trace your template onto the heatnbond (I like this product the best!)
2- follow the instructions for the fusible and fuse to the wrong side of the fabric
3- cut out your pieces
4- lay in the order you like on your background fabric
5- remove the paper and fuse in place
6- stitch with a dark thread on the top and bobbin 1/8″ from the edge of the fabric piece
7- repeat with a second stitch
How to use Fusible Applique Tutorial.
How to layer your applique
For some fun projects and tutorials using raw edge–
What does a fox say –pillow with applique
Valentine Applique for fun projects
Strawberry table topper quilt
Here are a few other ways to explore for finishing your applique edges.
What kind of hints do you have to share for the raw edge applique technique?
I am doing doing a straight stitch appliquÃ© on a quilt block. The quilt will be washed. I know it will fray a bit and that is ok. But will the stitching hold the appliquÃ© ok? I did go around the pieces 2 to 3 times. They are noses on cats and some stripes, etc. this is my first time doing something like this. Am nervous. Thanks.
It should work just fine! You just want to make sure the stitching isn’t too close to the edge- then the fabric will pull.