I've said that I don't applique. I really don't - except for quilt labels. However, I have a little trick. This method:
- Secures the label in the binding (so no nefarious persons can remove it)
- Hides the seam allowance of the label so you don't see its shadow from the front
- You only have to hand stitch 2 sides.
|Here's my label - love it! Notice I added sashing, pressing the seams to the outside. If you applique the label down without sashing, then you will see the shadow of the seam allowance through the light fabric.|
|Since I'm adding my label to the lower right corner, I pressed back my 1/4" seam allowance on the upper and left sides of the label.|
|Align label to lower right of quilt back. Pin in place, and then sew on the binding. Notice the stitching on the right and bottom - the label has been "caught" in the binding and is secure.|
|Applique the top and left side down. Fold the binding back, and stitch binding down on all 4 sides of the quilt.|
Easy trick but very effective.