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I'm new to the Olympic Peninsula and I fell in love at first sight. There are so many beautiful places all in one small area. It was so hard to pick only one place that spoke of home. I finally settled on the beautiful lakeside drive of Crescent Lake. It's one of the most incredible lakes I have ever seen. My wish is to share this breathtaking sight with you.
My row is 40.5 inches x 12.5 inches to show the beautiful panoramic scene. My applique methods vary from project to project but my favorite method, by far, is the raw edge with spaces technique. It builds fast and I love instant gratification.
I cut one large piece of black fabric a little larger than my row. This is the fabric I will place all of my pieces on.
Next, I fuse fusible (I prefer Steam-a-Seam 2) to my fabric. Then I cut out and place all of my pieces.
Then, I peel the freezer paper away from the fused fabric and start placing them on the black background. In the photo below, I've positioned almost all the pieces on the background black.
Steam-a-Seam is sticky but not permanent until I do a final ironing, so I can still reposition the pieces to make the black lines (spaces) more even.
Now, to fuse the fabrics together by ironing everything in place.
This makes every piece permanently in place and fused to the black background fabric.
Now I stitch around every piece with a matching thread for a fun effect.
Now my row has a stained glass effect and it makes the colors pop!
You can find more thorough instructions of this technique here.
Free Row Pattern
Thank you for visiting me and allowing me to share my vision!
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