My friend Enid taught me an easy way to make applique with finished edges, and I’ve used it ever since. All you need is:
- your appliqué fabric
- used dryer sheets
Here’s how to do it.
- I draw or trace the appliqué shape onto the dryer sheet and pin it to the right (show) side of the appliqué fabric. (I used the crazy-scrap fabric from this post.)
- Then I sew along the marking line (I used white thread here, so it’s hard to see).
- Snip the center of the dryer sheet.
- Turn inside out, pushing the “right side” of the applique fabric through the hole in the dryer sheet. Then press and applique. Look, no raw edges!