Friday, October 30, 2009

Needleturn Applique With Texture Magic

I've been appliqueing dresses from "All Dressed Up" designed by my friend Nanette of Freda's Hive.
And I thought to myself: I wonder how some of the dresses would look if I used Texture Magic?
I used the needle turn method with freezer paper as my technique, and I think it turned out well.

I think adding texture really prettied up some of these party dresses.

I tried applying the Texture Magic to various parts of the dress.
On this one I just put TM on the bottom of the skirt.

I used different stitches when sewing the Texture Magic to the fabrics.

This one was a simple 1/4" grid, with the use of my presser foot as the guide.

On this one I used Texture Magic in the middle. I thought it looked like I added an apron to the dress.

For the stitching I went around like a boxed shape.

For this dress I put Texture Magic on the yoke. Doesn't it look like it's been smocked?

For all of the dresses with mixed piecing, I sewed the Texture Magic piece to the fabric, and then cut out the dress.

Some of my dresses have ribbons. I will add button on others once the quilt back from the machine quilter.

I really had fun experimenting with hand applique and Texture Magic, and am so pleased with the results.
Remember, if you want to adapt any of your patterns using Texture Magic, you can find the Conversion Chart on Superior Threads web site. This chart shows you how big to cut your pieces to allow for the shrinkage. It can be downloaded and kept right by your sewing supplies for future use.

14 comments:

Michele said...

Brilliant! I think that's the coolest use I've yet seen of the Texture Magic.That quilt will be so much more interesting.

Makes me think that some house blocks also could do with some texture...the quilt wouldn't be so flat looking.

Stephanie said...

Looks like smocking! Cute dresses.

Material Mary said...

This is the cutest quilt and the TM is really fun.
Keep up the good work.
Mary

Sherri said...

Nedra, these dresses are absolutely gorgeous with the texture magic! I can't wait to see your quilt!

Nicole said...

That looks amazing Nedra! I love how you mixed it up and gave some added "personality" to some already cute dresses. I would love to see that one in person.

Micki said...

Nedra, those dresses with the texture magic are just wonderful! What a great idea! I have that pattern, so I will have to try it.
Micki

MaryEQuilter said...

Nedra - I love the TM in your dresses! Mary

PatchworkRose said...

I just love what you have achieved with these dresses. They all have a personality of their own :-))
Cannot wiat to see the finished quilt
Cheers
Lynne

call me crazy said...

Very cute! I love the smocked top look! :-)

Janet said...

The dresses look fabulous, I love the green one best of all.

Eileen said...

WOW! They look like real prom dresses!

JoAnn Scott said...

This is so cool. What a great way to use the TM.

Carrie said...

You are so creative with your Texture Magic!! I can't wait to see what you come up for your next project!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Super super super cute! This just adds volume and life to the dresses. I love it.