Monday, February 14, 2011
In the mean time I thought you might like some hints for fluffing your own raw edge applique.
First off - you want to fluff it BEFORE you quilt. When the fibers are loose you can easily pull them out from under the quilting stitches. This way fluffy look will stay even after the quilting is done. If you try to fluff after you quilt the quilting stitches will get in your way as you fluff, or the edges will get in your way as you quilt. Either option is frustrating. Don't go there. Fluff First!!
I found it easiest to clip all of my curves before I started fluffing, but it really doesn't matter. Use sharp scissors and good lighting and you will do fine.
Now you are going to need a few "special" tools - a new firm toothbrush, and a fine mist squirt bottle filled with water. (I used an old hair spray bottle rinsed out and re purposed.)