Turnover edge appliqué has been around for a long time, with many different methods to do it. Ranging from specialist tools to starch and burning your fingers; I’ve even seen metal rings being used for circles.
You will be so happy that you tried this method. You don’t have to spend money on special tools, everything you need is likely already in your sewing room. But if you need some appliqué paper – I can help you with that!
I did an Instagram video showing you how to do this as well.
Here’s what you need:
- Fabric (of course, you’ll need this for the appliqué, but also your project)
- Appliqué paper
- Fabric scissor, nice and sharp. This small one is ideal.
- Paper scissor
- Marking pen – this is going on the appliqué paper so any sharpie. It needs to be visible on the fusible web side of the paper too.
A few simple steps to turnover edge appliqué
Now, if you’re doing circles, and you have a little pin that you can use on your machine to stitch circles, you can skip the tracing on the paper steps.
This method will work for all kinds of shapes, but you’ll need to determine where to cut the fabric away or make a slit so that it will turn over smoothly. And I don’t think very small shapes will be as easy.
Let me know how you use this, and what shapes you make. You will be an inspiration to other quilters.