When appliqueing, I think the idea is to do it
puckering up, but I'm learning, so I puckered. This venture was attempt number two. You may have never heard of a
, but it's what both Jewish & Messianic believers (me being the latter of the two) use to cover two yummy loaves of bread for the Shabbat, or "sabbath". I wanted to try my hand at making our own for our Shabbat table. Sounds DANGEROUS!! Things go crazy sometimes when I sew. I zig when I should zag and fly by the seat of my American Eagle jeans. That's half my problem...I don't like to follow patterns *argh* But honestly, if you're a sewer at heart, you take risks & sew dangerously sometimes. You cut right into beautiful fabrics and hope for the best. My results weren't half bad, but I wouldn't put it out for guests or anything. I'm hoping someone can give me some tips. I wanted this cover to be as low budget as I could possibly make it without it looking cheap. After scouring Wal-mart & Dollar Tree, I settled on a polyester stripey dinner napkin for $3.98 It was the perfect size! Including the fabric hand towel from Dollar Tree, the whole thing only cost me a little over $5! Next, how to applique on it... I've done one with a denim applique before, which was easy. I didn't even need the bonding stuff you can iron on. This time though, I picked up a weavy type of hand towel for the letters. They would have to be bonded firmly to the fabric or risk certain unraveling. So, that was kinda scary. The letters were unraveling at break neck speed. One of my letter tips even fell off on the trip upstairs to iron them on! I found it though and stuck the pieces together, ironed that bonding stuff on it and you can't even tell - whew.
What I'm wondering is, what technique can I use to applique without the base fabric puckering up? Here's the picture of what happened...
Is my tension too tight?? Any thoughts?
"Toda raba"-Thanks a lot!