Nicki LaFoille

Momento: Star Appliqué Pillow

Nicki LaFoille
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Duration:   19  mins

The Singer Momento cutting machine makes cutting fabric shapes easy and precise, which is useful in many different ways, such as cutting out appliques. Nicki LaFoille uses the Singer Momento to cut out star shapes to decorate a custom pillow sham.

Discover how the Momento can help you cut out any shape quickly and accurately. Download the mySewnet crafting software, and check out the array of pre-loaded basic shapes. Nicki walks you through how to choose the star shape and edit them to the desired sizes.

Prepare the applique fabric by adhering fusible web onto the wrong side. Then, Nicki demonstrates how to smooth the fabric onto the cutting mat and load it into the machine. Send the file from the software to the cutting machine and let the Momento do the rest.

Once your shapes are cut, eject the mat and peel away the excess fabric, revealing the appliques.

For the pillow sham, cut one 17” square of fabric, and two 11 ½”x17” rectangles for the back envelope closure. This pillow sham is created for a 16” square pillow form, and uses ½” seam allowances.

Place the star appliques on the right side of the front square as desired and fuse. Nicki demonstrates how to stitch the appliques using a straight stitch, and how to tie off the threads on the fabric wrong side. Then, Nicki demonstrates how to double-fold one long edge of each back rectangle and edgestitch to finish.

Place the backing rectangles right sides together with the front square and stitch the perimeter. Turn the sham right side out through the envelope closure.

Whether you are cutting out simple shapes for a piecing or quilting project, or expanding your horizons with a complex applique, the Singer Momento makes cutting out your fabric easy and fun.

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