Applique Stitch: Quilted

Often quilters ask how the applique stitch will look after it has been quilted and the quilt has been laundered. For most of us, having a quilt that is not only pretty but that we can use for comfort and warmth is important. Since we just went through the rick rack tutorials and the best way to apply the rickrack is with the applique stitch, it just seemed logical to do a test and show you some pictures.

The first quilts were the blue and red rickrack quilts for the twins. Here are some photos of the red rickrack after quilting, but before being laundered and then the second photo is after quilting and after being laundered. As you can see, the applique stitch that was used was close together and fairly wide. In addition, there are two layers of batting – just to make sure that these had extra padding for building forts and the like. Knowing that these quilts were going to little boys and their purpose was to keep them in their playroom, it seemed logical that they be as durable as possible. However, I have heard that they already insist on taking them from the playroom to their bedroom upstairs for naptime every day. It’s going to be fun to see how long they last.

Quilted - before being laundered


Quilted - after being laundered

The photo below shows the Wild Animal Panel quilt where the rickrack was stitched in the ditch. The SID really defines the rickrack.

ricrack showing stitch in the ditch quilting
photo showing stitch in the ditch quilting

4 Replies to “Applique Stitch: Quilted”

  1. Hello again! I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to have this blog, add free GO patterns, tips and videos!!!! I’m learning so much, cutting out quilts and busting my stash more than ever. I love all your ideas! Thanks again :o)) Amie

  2. I just found your blog and I think I’m in love! I have an Accuquilt GO! cutter and quite a few dies. I’m interested in the sew and tell forum you mentioned in one of your posts. What website was that on?
    I’m very interested in learning as much as I can about my GO!.
    Thank you for all the work you’re doing with it.

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