I'm new to this applique and embroidery thing, so....
How do you prevent or minimize frayed edges
(especially on little pieces) on fabric when you applique?
What machine stitch is the best for keeping those applique
pieces on a quilt that will be washed frequently?
Are wider/narrower stitches better than smaller/larger ones?
Do you use embroidery thread in your machine when you
go around the edges of applique?
What's the best way to remove the ironed-on adhesive paper
without totally destroying the piece?
When stitching around the edges, is there a clear-colored
thread that is strong enough to last on a quilt?
When you embroidery, what size/type needle works best for you?
What embroidery thread do you find tangles the least amount?
(Mine gets tangled/knotted sometimes...okay, A LOT!)
Embroidery thread comes in so many strands...what's
the easiest or best amount to use when doing
simple embroidery stitches like words or outlines?
Is it good to use a waxy substance to make the
thread slide through the fabric easier?
Is there an easy way to store all those threads without
ending up with a tangled mess?
For either applique or embroidery, do
you have a favorite website with tutorials?
Am I the only one who doesn't know
the answers to the above?
(Do my questions even make sense?)
Update: I'll post the answers I've received
with the questions in the next day or two.
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