Similar to traditional appliqué, Raw Edge Appliqué is a technique which involves two or more pieces of shaped fabric, combined with embroidery to create a design.
The difference is that raw-edge appliqué does not have a satin border, so the edges of your appliqué are wild and free.
The result adds a new texture and dimension to your appliqué and overall design.
Tip: Your fabric selection will determine the finish of your raw edge appliqué, a loose weave in your fabric will give a frayed and fluffy finish and a tighter weave or felt will give more of a sharp and clean cut edge.
Here are a few charming placemats and creative projects made by our customers with this one whimsical design.
Janet Wagner Sandor - Gorgeous Raw Edge Feather Placemats and matching Freeform Table Runner
Friederike Seiler-Schulz - Appliqué Hoodie
The possibilities for what you can make with this delightful design are endless. It's so quick and easy to stitch out, and we have yet to see a project we haven't liked, made with this design.
We hope you've been inspired by some of the wonderful projects made with the Raw Edge Feather Placemat design and will get to stitching something awesome.
There are many more completed projects using the Raw Edge Feather Placemat in our Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Facebook Group and on our website.
We have a number of online communities (Facebook Groups, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube) that you can reach us on. Otherwise you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to learn more about In The Hoop (ITH) Machine Embroidery we have some wonderful tutorials, online groups and a ITH Machine Embroidery course available.
Our Online Embroidery Groups are a wonderful way to stay in touch with like minded ITH Enthusiasts, gain inspiration, share projects and get crafty in the hoop.
We have a Pinterest page of both our ITH Machine Embroidery Designs and the wonderful projects made by our outstanding and creative customers.
It is a great location for inspiration and seeing the versatility of ITH Machine Embroidery.
We have a wonderful ITH Machine Embroidery Course for those looking to learn a wonderful new hobby or gain a greater knowledge and further their techniques in the hoop.