Quilt Star Patches Applique Tutorial

Hello friends, Candice from A+CO here with a super fun tutorial that I’m really excited about. Today we are going to make the cutest sawtooth star patch with the embroidery module for your machine.

Star Patch Tutorial - Jacket

I don’t know about you but as a quilter, I did it. a lot. remains. I also haven’t spent enough time finding a use for them…until now. This idea has been bouncing around in my head for a while and the winter slowdown was the perfect time to put it into practice. This sawtooth star patch finishes at approximately 3″ square and uses three pieces of fabric. The tutorial explains how to make a self-adhesive patch, but you can absolutely skip the adhesive and sew your patch. You can also use the design to apply directly to an item if you wish.

Speaking of design, did I mention that the design file for this adorable sawtooth star patch is available for free for you, here on We All Sew?! This means you can download the design and use it again and again, which I’m sure you will because they are so fun to make. Let’s go, okay?

Materials

Fabric

Star Patch Tutorial - Scraps

Scrap fabric works great for this jagged starter patch project. Each patch will use three different fabrics:

After testing this patch with various scraps, I can confidently say that quilting cotton works best. If you want to use any kind of linen or other loose fabric, I would stabilize it before starting.

I recommend scraps of at least 4″x 4″ for the background and star fabrics, and at least 3″x 3″ for the center fabric. This makes cutting off the excess a little easier. Your scraps do not need to be perfectly square or cut since throughout the process we will cut the extra pieces once the fabric is glued. If you have a print that you want to highlight in the pattern (the center is perfect for this), just make sure that part is more toward the center of the fabric piece.

Star Patch Tutorial - Cut Fabric

Design

The appliqué design can be downloaded here. The file will download as a .zip file. You will need to unzip it to access the design. I have included several file types that should be compatible with the most popular embroidery machine brands (.exp, .art, .jef, .pes, .vp3, .vip, .hus, .pcs, .dst) . Once you have downloaded and located the required file type, transfer it to your computer as you normally would.

Star Patch Tutorial – Design

Instructions for Making an Applique Quilt Star Patch

Step 1: Prepare your hoop

Determine the size hoop you will need to make the sawtooth star patch. For my Bernette 79, I used my medium sized hoop.

Cut two layers of OESD PolyMesh stabilizer. Loosen the outer ring of your hoop and place it in front of you, face up. Place both layers of stabilizer on the outer ring. Place the inner ring on the outer ring and press it. The stabilizer should be flush with your table. Tighten the outer race, smoothing out any wrinkles in the stabilizer as you go.

You will want to make sure the stabilizer is driven, but not distorted. I like to lightly tap the stabilizer with my finger. It should have a little give but bounce back easily. If it sounds like a small drum when you type, it may be too tight. Alternatively, if there is a persistent dip where you tapped, the stabilizer is probably too loose.

Step 2: Sew the Background

  1. Load your design into your machine and attach the hoop.
  2. Take your background material and make sure it is pressed, with no wrinkles.
  3. Sew the first step of the pattern, the placement stitch. This box is a preview of the general shape of the background fabric.Star Patch Tutorial – BG Placement
  4. Place the background fabric on the placement box, making sure the stitches from step 3 are completely covered. You can use a small amount of adhesive if necessary to hold the fabric in place, I just hold it in place.
  5. Sew the second step of the pattern, the cut line. This line will be sewn directly onto the placement point from step 3 and will hold your fabric in place. If you are holding your fabric in place, keeping your fingers away from the presser foot and needle, gently smooth the fabric while the cut line is sewn. The cut line will then hold your fabric in place for future steps.
  6. Sew the third step of the pattern, the tally stitch. This point will pass just above the cut point but will be a little wavy.Star Patch Tutorial - BG Tackdown
  7. Carefully remove your hoop from the machine, taking care not to move the stabilizer in the hoop.
  8. Using your duck-bill scissors or other small shears, cut off the excess fabric outside the tie-off point, cutting as close to the points as possible without cutting the thread.Star Patch Tutorial - BG Trim
  9. Attach your hoop to the machine and sew the fourth step of the pattern, the coverstitch. This is the end stitch of the background fabric and will finish with a satin stitch all around, wrapping the raw edges of the fabric.Star Patch Tutorial - BG Coverstitch

Step 3: Sew the Star

  1. Take your star fabric and make sure it is pressed, with no wrinkles.
  2. Sew the fifth step of the pattern, the placement stitch.Star Patch Tutorial – Star Placement
  3. Place the star fabric on the placement box, making sure the stitches from step 2 are completely covered.Star Patch Tutorial – Star Placement
  4. Sew the sixth step of the design, the cut line
  5. Sew the seventh step of the pattern, the tally stitch
  6. Carefully remove your hoop from the machine, taking care not to move the stabilizer in the hoop
  7. Using your duck-bill scissors or other small shears, cut off the excess fabric outside the tie-off point, cutting as close to the points as possible without cutting the thread.Star Patch Tutorial - Star Trim
  8. Attach your hoop to the machine and sew the eighth step of the pattern, the coverstitchStar Patch Tutorial - Star Coverstitch

Step 4: Sew the Center

  1. Take your core material and make sure it is pressed, with no wrinkles.
  2. Sew the ninth step of the pattern, the placement stitchStar Patch Tutorial – Center Placement
  3. Place the center fabric on the placement box, making sure the stitches from step 2 are completely covered.
  4. Sew the tenth step of the design, the cut line
  5. Sew the eleventh step of the design, the tally stitchStar Patch Tutorial - Tackdown Center
  6. Carefully remove your hoop from the machine, taking care not to move the stabilizer in the hoop
  7. Using your duck-bill scissors or other small shears, cut off the excess fabric outside the tie-off point, cutting as close to the points as possible without cutting the thread.Star Patch Tutorial - Center Trim
  8. Attach your hoop to the machine and sew the twelfth step of the pattern, the coverstitchStar Patch Tutorial - Center Cover Stitch

Step 5: Adding Adhesive

If you are not adding adhesive to your patch, you can skip to step 7 in this section. The Fuse and Seal has two distinct sides, one with an adhesive backing and the other with a paper covering. Be sure to leave the paper covering attached until you are ready to glue the patch in its final place.

Star Patch Tutorial – Add Adhesive

  1. Remove the hoop from the machine and the sewn interfacing from the hoop
  2. If necessary, gently press the appliqué design using the OESD Perfect Embroidery Press Fabric
  3. Remove a sheet of OESD fuse and seal from the package and cut a 3″x 3″ piece
  4. Place the stabilizer with the embroidery face down in front of you. You should see the back of the patchStar Patch Tutorial – Add an Adhesive Back
  5. Line up the 3″ Fuse and Seal square with the adhesive side down (paper side up) on the back of the patch.Star Patch Tutorial – Add an Adhesive Back
  6. Gently press with your iron to adhere the fuse and seal to the back of the patch.
  7. Once cooled, cut the patch and discard the excess stabilizer.Star Patch Tutorial - Cut Out

Step 6: Attach your patch

I have used the adhesive part of the fuse and seal several times with great luck. However, if you are attaching your patch to an item that will see more use, you may decide to add a few stitches to help keep things secure. To iron your patch:

  1. Make sure your item can lay flat and is dry
  2. Determine the location of the patch, ideally avoiding going beyond the seams
  3. Remove the paper backing from the patch and press it, adhesive side down, onto the item.
  4. Using your iron on medium temperature, iron the patch without steam. You may need to press the item several times to ensure the adhesive is activated on all areas of the patch.
  5. Let your item cool before moving it

Well done! You have a fun and unique patch and you need to use up some of your scraps. You can use your patch to embellish a jacket, a bag or even the cover of your sewing machine. However you use it, if you post on social media, be sure to tag me @aandcowi so I can see your spectacular creations. Happy sewing!

Star Patch Tutorial - Jacket




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