Thursdays are ALLEY DAYs!

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Get ready to make some memories and have some laughs… The Alley Circus is in town and is currently 40% off!

These are some of our previous designs that have been given a fresh new look!
They are also 40% off!

Oh, don’t forget to grab some of these adorable ARB Blanks shorts to go with your Alley creations!

You can find these shorts here!

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The REVERSE Applique Tutorial!

Don’t let the term “Reverse Applique” scare you!  It’s super easy and just another look!

Gather your supplies (and your heat n bond lite).

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Let me show you!

Photo May 28, 10 12 28 PMThis is the first placement stitch.  For this design, it’s a heart.

Photo May 28, 10 16 01 PMCover with the fabric for your applique and stitch the tack down.

Photo May 28, 10 16 55 PMCut around the tack down stitch.

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Stitch the Placement for the Whale.

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Cover with fabric for whale and stitch the whale tack down.  You will be covering the fabric for the heart but we will take care of that soon!  Cut around the whale tack down.

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Now the zig zag tack down will stitch.

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Stitch the heart.  You will cut INSIDE This stitch.  DO NOT iron over your applique to adhere your heat n bond lite until you cut the heart out.

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I use the tip of my applique scissors to poke a tiny hole before cutting inside the stitches.  Then just cut around the inside of the heart, leaving just a bit of fabric on the inside.  See pictures below.

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Notice how I left a little blue fabric on the inside of the heart.

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See that wasn’t so scary!  That’s all a reverse applique is!

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Now you may iron over your fabric to adhere it with the heat n bond lite to the shirt.  Please excuse my dirty iron!  haha.  It is well loved!

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Stitch the satin stitch for the whale and that’s it!

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All finished!

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Add a cute bow to match the reverse applique!

I got the file to make this hair tie knot from here.