Which do you prefer – hand or machine applique? Machine applique is faster, and if you get your machine settings right, you can get that hand-appliqued “look.” Hand applique looks nicer, especially if your stitches are small and neat, but it takes more time to do. This method is also portable, but it can be hard to do in places where the light is poor or there is limited space.
This is my first non-wool applique project and I am experimenting with both the hand and machine method. I think both methods look fine, especially when you are not looking at it closely, but so far I have enjoyed the process of hand applique better. It’s just very soothing to sit down in a chair and work on this in the evenings when all is quiet. What do you like to do?
Keep it Thimble!