Crazy Patchwork

Some time ago we presented you our Patchwork-Minis and our Patchwork-Alphabet.

You liked the edges around the cute motifs very much and asked if we could not offer more embroidery of this style.

And here we go:


The numbers 0 to 9 and the beutiful motifs like hart, house, tree flower and more are done in no minute, since they are underlayed with fabric. They are accomplished with the matching alphabet:


To not let the fabrics edges show underneath our special applique stitches we want to show you how to do this. It is a little bit different from the already known Way of Applique.


The ZIP download files contain for each embroidery motif a PDF file with the applique template. As an alternative you can use this for applique with the sewing machine.

Print it out, remember to check your printers setting for “no scaling” or “100% scaling” or so.


Put the cut-out, mirror-inverted paper motif onto Vliesofix or Steam a seam.


Now cut the motif out and remove the back layer. Iron the Vliesofix on the back of your fabric …


… and cut precisely at the line. Do the same with all fabric pieces you need.


Now start embroidery. First the placing line.

Now you would usually place the fabric and stitch it with the next stitching sequence.


Instead, you now place the already prepared fabric patch into the marker line. Iron the applique patch onto you base layer. Use a mini or travel iron.


The last applique step now adds the nostalgic step we want to have in this project.

Proceed with the other motifs the same way.


What you get is a clean perfect applique, like this on my new machine cover.


So when my Bernina now has a longer rest it is safe of dust.

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On one side I pit a pocket:


For rolling cutter and ruler.


This little pin cushion perfectly matches the cover, I took it from this embroidery file:


And, since we are talking about useful things: I used the new motifs also for these kitchen towels:



Do you like our nostalgic appliques? You can get them from today on in our Stickbaer Shop.

There we have the Patchy Appliques and the Patchy Applique Letters.

Please enjoy this 1st of May day and a have a nice weekend.

Seid alle lieb gegrüßt



Von .


  1. liebe Tati, das mit dem Vliesofix mache ich gelegentlich auch und bei dieser Datei ist es sicherlich ein ganz prima Tipp, dann liegen die Ränder schön glatt an, toll!!
    Ganz besonders klasse finde ich deine hülle für die Maschine, sowas steht auch schon lange auf meinem Plan, die Stoffhülle ist ja so viel schöner als die aus Plastik.
    Ach , das Leben dürfte nur aus Nähen bestehen, oder? So viele Ideen jagen uns im Kopf herum!
    Jetzt schau ich mal, was die anderen so Probe gestickt haben, ich hab ja diesmal nicht mitgemacht,.. meine Projekte zeige ich morgen..;O) sei ganz lieb gegrüßt und einen schönen 1.Mai, deine cornelia

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