I like doing appliqué by needle turn. I prefer the look of it to fused one. However I do use fused appliqué if that look suits the project because it is a quicker and easier to do small details. Yes, needle turn takes more time since it is hand sewing but sometime I prefer that result only needle turn can make.
I have tried several different way to do needle turn and this is the best for me. It is called back basting appliqué and there are few tutorials online if you need more info.
The reasons I ended to use back basting are
Here is how.
As you can see above, I didn’t exactly stitched on the marked line all the time. But that is fine as far as the front looks good.
I hope I can explain tips for actual needle turn bit but that is quite complicated without actual action for me. So I have to skip it here but any questions are welcome!
I always wondered how this was accomplished! Thank you for posting. One day I may attempt this part of the craft.
I have seen this method done by other friends, though I have never tried it myself. Sometimes I mark the fabric and sometimes I baste the seam under and just pin it in place. Some markers are hard to remove. I like the white Karisma lead pencil best for colored fabric and it comes off as you turn and sew it. The pink or yellow or blue are hard to get out. I use a marker that erases with water for other fabrics. I use those same markers for quilting lines too..
Thank you for the tips! I usually prepare my hand appliqué parts with freezer paper templates, and, yes, it takes a lot of time. I think I’ll try this method on a little project to see how it works for me))