Stapling Wool Applique

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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?  

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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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