Stapling Wool Applique

I was at quilt group last week and we had a little make and take wool applique project. She handed out little kits with all the pieces- {we cut out the shapes}.  This was for a glass case.  Not sure if I am going to make that, or use it as a needle keeper….or what. The stitching is done, but I haven't quite decided what to make it into you. 

 Before we cut out all our parts to prepare to sew them she gave a little demonstration on her stapling wool applique technique.  That's right. Stapling. I know totally bizarre, however…when you think about it- it is smart!  

staple your wool applique

There aren't any pins to snag your thread on {that is one of my biggest pet peeves}

You can reposition with a little pull and re-staple.

I had all my pieces stapled and I quickly sewed down my little wool applique pieces– and these were little! the circles are 1/2".  

wool applique

Doesn't matter the size of the wool applique- staple away!  It was a little tricky to remove the staple of the circles because the stitches had sewn it down, but really it was super simple.  I loved doing this!  

I am thinking that a stapler might become a regular in my sewing kit.  I might have to buy myself one of those cute miniature ones.

Can you see that there are multiple positives to this staple technique?  

wool applique2

What is your prefered Wool Applique Security technique?  aka- how to you keep that darn fuzzy wool on your fabric so you can stitch it down?!


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  1. Lisa M

    13 March

    What an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  2. Very nice job! I am so envious of those who,have the talent to sew and quilt! I hope to meet you at Snap!

  3. Stella

    17 March

    So how does one remove the staple?Like one does on paper???

  4. whosies

    18 March

    exactly. it’s really pretty easy, but they do hide in the wool– a bit tricky sometimes.

  5. whosies

    18 March

    Hi DeDe! i will meet you at Snap! we’ll look for each other- thanks for stopping by!

  6. Sue Daley

    29 March

    The stapling method is fantastic I just love it. I learnt this method many many years ago from Leonie and Deirdre – The Quilted Crow girls in Tasmania Australia. They do the most beautiful work with this method. They have a book with Martingale using this method also and I believe it is a best seller.

  7. whosies

    29 March

    It is fantastic isn’t it? I knew about it, but I forget often the good stuff unless I actually do it. I am thinking this one will be remembered for next time.

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