USA Map Patriotic Pieced Applique Technique
I love just about everything USA or Red, White, and Blue. You can easily turn just about any shape into a pieced applique pattern. Taking the shape of the USA, you can make it resemble the flag.
Supplies you will need:
Assorted Red, White, and Blue Fabrics – Fabrics used Moda’s Boat House by Sweetwater
HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive
Aurifil Threads: #1103 & #2310
Oliso Pro Iron
USA Map Patriotic Applique Instructions:
Step One: Sew some fabric strips together. Make it slightly larger than the design. Press your strips.
Step 2: Trace your design wrong side to a piece of HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive.
Step 3: Lay your HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive to the wrong side of your pieced fabric. Iron in place.
Step 4: Cut it out on the lines and iron to your desired piece of fabric.
Step 5: Trace the upper corner of the USA on to a piece of HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive. Cut and remove the inner center of the piece. This will make the design a little less thick when adding the heart to the center of the piece. Iron it onto a piece of blue fabric. Cut out the design.
Step 6: Iron it onto the pieced red and white piece.
Step 7: Add a heart using HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive.
Step 8: Applique stitch around the whole design.
You can complete this technique with various different designs.