I am so disappointed right now. Last night I decided I would get started on the letters to appliqué my kids names on the back of there quilts. After getting the stuff together I realized that I didn’t have any fusible web…no problem I will just glue them to the quilt and hand stitch around the letters. Laying in bed last night after getting the letters cut out and glued in just the right places, I realized that my letters would end up fraying after being washed (I didn’t cut the letters so that I could needle turn). I haven’t done too much appliqué especially on things that would get a lot of ware and washing. So new plan…I in all my infamous wisdom (haha) I decided that to cut a piece of material to match the back of the quilts and then machine embroidery the letters. I planned to needle turn appliqué this patch to the back of the quilt…Great idea, right? WRONG! I seem to have forgotten one tiny little detail…I have NEVER machine appliquéd before! Some of the letters didn’t turn out too bad, but the curved one look AWFUL!! I don’t know what to do. I have spent 5-1/2 hours working on this. I still have Kyle’s to do (thank heavens his name doesn’t have any curved letters in it. If I would have known when I was naming my kids that one day I would be trying to machine appliqué the letters of their names on crap I guarantee Parker and Hunter would have different names!
By the way…don’t try to rip out a satin stitch…IMPOSSIBLE! Don’t ask me how I know :(
So what would you do? Would you use them anyway after working so hard and using good material? Or would you scratch the idea of having their names on the back? I have more matching fabric but it was put aside for another project…I guess I could start all over…I don’t know what to do??? Take a look at the pics…any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Doesn’t look too bad from this angle. It is when you get close up that things start getting really UGLY!
The U is the worst and the second letter I tried to appliqué (not smart). I also tried to use a smaller zigzag stitch on this one…didn’t work! For the rest of the letters I did a zigzag stitch that wasn’t so small and just went over it 2 times… I also used black to do my stitching…another not so good idea!
The T and the E actually turned out ok…
Another bad R…
The R just looks crummy!
By the time I go to this R I was getting a little better…still looks awful!