1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Backing

So, I have a question.  I am attempting the needle turn applique.  Can everyone help me with what they put on the back to stabilize for stitchery?  Do you needle turn the pieces first and then add stitchery backing before you do the stitchery?

Thanks
Lori


Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada

8 comments:

Kayly said...

I put 'wonderweft' (I think that's its name.) on the back before the applique. I makes the fabric a little bit firmer to hold, which I think is a good thing.
I'll be interested to read what everyone else does.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hi Lori,

I do all my needleturn first, then give it an iron, trim to size and then iron on some Parlan (thin iron on batting). I only discovered this when I started my Vignette Quilt and now I use it on everything.

Maria said...

I do all my back basting first and then I ad some pellon before I make my stitchery.

Chookyblue...... said...

I put weaveline on the back of my blocks............I can only get it in one shop here that I know of..........

Susan said...

I am not needle turning but I am with Sharon - do the applique then stitch - and I am addicted to Parlan for anything with stitching instead of pellon. But whisperrweft or similar is great if you dont want the slightly puffy look

Sylvia said...

Hi Lori
I applique first and then iron on a cotton interfacing which is similar to whisperweft but isn't puffy as I like to put wadding behind the whole quilt at the end for quilting.

Lolastitchida said...

wow thanks everyone for your great comments! When I stitch only I put a lightweight interfacing on the back too, but I wasn't sure when there was needle turn involved. I will try the needle turn and then add the interfacing before I stitch.

Love Bears All Things said...

I guess it all depends on your preference...I like to use a hoop so I do the stitching first and use a stabilizer on back...I'm out right now so can't tell you the name...its not the tear away or the thin interfacing that is stiff.
Mama Bear