Now that my Dresden Wave mini is done, it is time to focus back on another project that has been sitting for a few weeks--the Superhero Quilt. I sat down and turned all the edges of the superhero appliques. I've done two turned-edge applique quilts before (rather than raw-edge with fusible web) and those were done by hand. At the time I made the first one I didn't have children yet (it was for my daughter) and the second one I was still teaching and did hand stitching during faculty meetings. This time I'm using monofilament and a tiny zig-zag, and I think it is working great.
I like to use freezer paper for my applique. Usually I do the dull side of the paper against the motifs, but this time I did it the other way, and I must say I don't like it. I've heard of people using a glue stick to hold the edges down when you iron, but if you put the paper the other way, you don't have to. The iron just makes the edges stick to the fabric for you. I also don't really want to use a glue stick on this one. I still have some windows and other shapes I haven't made yet, so I'll do those with the freezer paper the other way. Here's Thor, showing his edges that won't stay down.
I'm linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced today.