Triangle Quilt: Attaching the TARDIS Applique

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Step 10: TARDIS Applique is done

Awhile back I made a paper-pieced TARDIS applique from scraps leftover from making the triangle quilt top. This in turn inspired the wobbly quilt back. So what was left? Attaching this darn thing to the quilt sandwich. I suppose I could've attached it before the quilt sandwich, but the applique is rather thick, so it made sense to attach it to the thicker quilt sandwich.

  1. You'll need: Wonder Under, a fabric applique, needle, thread, scissors, pen/pencil, iron, damp cloth, and an embroidery hoop. You could do all this without the Wonder Under (and use pins instead), but I feel like that's introducing too much misery. The Wonder Under ensures that the applique lays completely flat.
  2. Place applique right side down on smooth side of Wonder Under.
  3. Trace around applique onto Wonder Under.
    Step 1: Trace applique right side down on smooth side of Wonder Under.
  4. Cut Wonder Under about 1/4" inside of tracing. You don't want any peaking outside of the applique.
    Step 2: Cut Wonder Under about 1/4" inside of tracing. You don't want <i>any</i> peaking outside of the applique
  5. Place rough side of Wonder Under onto wrong side of applique and iron, 5-8 seconds over each segment.
    • You can find the instructions that come with Wonder Under here.
    • I essentially followed the process from when I made my Don't Panic banner, here. I even used my leftover Wonder Under from that day!
    Step 3: Place rough side of Wonder Under onto wrong side of applique and iron, 5-8 seconds over each segment.
  6. Using an invisible marking pen or white fabric pencil, mark where on the quilt you want to place the applique.
    Step 4: Using an invisible marking pen or white fabric pencil, mark where on the quilt you want to place the applique.
  7. Peel off paper Wonder Under backing and place on quilt.
    Step 5: Peel off paper Wonder Under backing
  8. Place a damp cloth on top and iron each segment for 10-15 seconds, overlapping where iron was placed.
    Step 6: Place a damp cloth on top and iron each segment for 10-15 seconds, overlapping where iron was placed.
  9. Remove damp cloth and iron applique to remove excess moisture.
    Step 7: Remove damp cloth and iron applique to remove excess moisture.
  10. Place quilt/applique in a quilt hoop.
    Step 8: Place quilt/applique in a quilt hoop.
  11. Using a ladder stitch sew the applique to the quilt.
    • Start with a quilter's knot (easy peasy).
    • Pull your threaded needle through the back of the quilt, bringing up the needle in the exact spot you want to start (right underneath the applique, near the edge). Give a slight tug so the knot goes through the quilt fabric but doesn't pull all the way through the applique. This way the knot will be hidden in the interior of the quilt.
    Step 9: Using a ladder stitch, sew applique to your project
  12. Iron out any wrinkles caused by the hoop.
  13. Done!
    TARDIS Applique

Since the TARDIS applique was made with scraps from my quilt top, it coordinates the back with the top now. It's not a detail that will be seen often, but I think it's a nice little personal addition.
TARDIS Applique on Back of Quilt Complements Quilt Top Color Scheme

  1. How To: Cut Isosceles Triangles Without Templates 10/13/2013
  2. How To: Assemble an Isosceles Triangle Quilt Top 10/16/2013
  3. Step 1: Isosceles Triangle Quilt Top Completed 10/18/13
  4. TARDIS Applique 10/27/13
  5. Coordinating Pillowcases for the Isosceles Triangle Quilt 11/6/13
  6. Step 2: Isosceles Triangle Quilt Backing Assembly 3/18/15
  7. Step 3: Isosceles Triangle Quilt Sandwich-ing 4/1/15
  8. Attaching the TARDIS Applique 4/8/15
  9. Step 4: Machine Quilting the Isosceles Triangle Quilt 4/15/15
  10. How To: Continuous Double Bias Binding Strips 4/22/15
  11. Step 5: Binding the Isosceles Triangle Quilt 4/29/15
  12. A Review of the Isosceles Triangle Quilt 5/6/15

1 comments:

missris said...

That quilt is just gorgeous.

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