Applique Bib Tutorial – part 2 – & Sale on Travel & Season Designs

Nautical bibHappy Friday!   This post is to show you how I actually cut out the pieces, put together & embroidered the sailboat bib.  To see Part one of this post & I how I created the cut files — click here!)  This design is from Planet Appliqué – and this little sailboat design is currently only $1.00!  And it comes in multiple sizes. I used the 4×4 size, since this is a smaller bib.    These awesome terry cloth bibs come from All About Blanks – and they are available in two sizes.   She has a lot of great items for embroidery & vinyl — so check out all of these blanks! So, the first thing that I did was to fuse the Sewable interfacing to the wrong side of my fabric. Fuse interfacing Next – I loaded my mat with the three pieces of fabric and sent my designs to the Silhouette to cut.  Be sure to adjust your settings for the Fabric – light. photo 4-1   So, now — I have three perfectly cut appliqué pieces for my sailboat.

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  Next, I used Floriani Perfect Stick Tearaway Stabilizer in my hoop.   After removing the protective coating, I placed the bib onto the stabilizer in the hoop – -and we’re ready to go! photo 2-1   Now, as each part of the design stitched out the placement stitch, I placed the appliqué piece so that it fit just inside of the stitching. photo 1-1   photo 5   And then, I fused each piece in place.   I know its tempting to just lay it down & try to hold it until it stitches.  But EVERY time, the fabric piece shifts and I’m off!     I love this little craft iron that fits right inside of my hoop — and the power cord disconnects – -so its perfect for fusing the appliqué pieces in place! photo 4   Now, once all of the appliqué pieces are in place & fused down, I lay a topping of Floriani Water Soluble Stabilizer over the entire design.  This keeps the satin stitches up on top of the pile of the terry cloth. photo 1   And then I complete the design, remove the water soluble stabilizer — and remove the bib from the Perfect Stick Stabilizer in the hoop!  (A little tip – -if you remove the stabilizer at a 45 degree angle — it doesn’t pull the loops on the terry cloth!)

And there you have it!  Our little sailboat bib is ready for Greyson’s first Fourth of July event!!

I’m also working on some HTV onsies & matching Big Brother shirt for Noah — so that keep an eye out for that blog post – -coming soon!!! In the mean time – head on over to the Silhouette Design Studio & take advantage of their awesome sale — 25% off of all Travel & Summer Designs — I got some really cute Beach designs to use for an upcoming event………….  more to come! Have a great weekend — and if you need any supplies, be sure to use the promo code TERRI when shopping — to receive 30% off of all Silhouette supplies — through July 5th! Hugs — Terri

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  1. Kay Smith says

    This bib is so cute!! Got to hurry on over to Planet Applique! Your new grand is absolutely precious.

  2. what kind of iron is that and is it a good one ?