A couple of weeks ago I was making a Hello Kity Love quilt. It was going to my swap mama for the DQS8 as a surprise for doing such a wonderful job.
However, in the making of the quilt I ran into some problems.... I had made the foundations of the applique and the outline in black for the Kitty figure (by drawing the picture, bondawebbing it onto Kona black, and carefully cutting out all the voids)
I all fitted fine when laid over the bits that were allready bonded onto the fabric;
The problem was that especially on the skirt, (look how thin that black line is under her right arm - that is left in the picture - less than 1/8" !!)
and on the bow;
I had so many layers that the applique got quite thick!
I wanted to sew the finished applique on by hand like I always do... but it was all to thick!!
What to do? Help is always at hand at the Old Red Barn Co quilt group! I asked for help but I could not reveal the exact nature of the problem because my swap mama, who loves Hello Kitty, would have immediately know it was for her!
Luckily I managed to sort of explain... Got LOTS of good advice (THANKS so much guys!) and got Kitty finished!;
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