Back in 2009 I had a short post about Liquid Stitch and applique. Since then I have continued to work with it and finally I am going to publish a pattern where it is the primary method used in the quilt contruction. Hand applique is still my preferred method of applique because I thoroughly enjoy the relaxation that I have while doing it. I love the look of hand applique and when I use machine applique I still like that look. I feel that all my patterns can be used with any applique method and that everyone should use the applique method that they like to use. The quilt that I am working on is an ABC quilt that has 13 appliques that are found in Hawaii. But all can also be found else where. It will be a cute childs quilt.
Back to Liquid Stitch. I dilute it some so that it soaks into the fabric a little better and it is then easier to work with. By covering the very edge of the fabric it almost eliminates any fraying while you stitch. I have only had a few threads that have come loose while stitching. When it is dry it is soft enough that you can hand applique it or machine applique it. In this quilt I am doing raw edge applique using a blanket stitch but I have also used it in applique with turned under the edges. More later when I have the quilt completed.
Applique is applique is applique. Use the method that you enjoy because there are no wrong methods there are only many right methods.