Shadow applique, like this lovely sample from My Byrd House, is a stunning but (I’m guessing) extremely tedious sewing process that involves layering applique pieces between your background fabric and a nice, gauzy organza top fabric, then sewing through all the layers. The result is a soft, diffused version of the vibrant pieces below, as well as (I’m guessing again) a splitting headache from all that sewing machine racket.
CraftFail reader Jenna decided to make a beautiful quilt with this technique, and after hours of painstaking work she was ready to press her finished piece.
Now wait, I forget – are we supposed to press organza directly, on high heat?
Um, so that’s a “No,” then? Poor Jenna ruined all her hard work, AND her iron. I hope seeing it on CraftFail is at least some small consolation!
Um, so that’s a “No,” too?
For more laughs visit Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures, where she’s using this CraftFail to justify never, ever ironing again.