Hi vicpebs. Welcome
gini in north idaho
Hi basket bear, welcome to the appliqué group
Hi olfool, welcome to the appliqué group
Hi Pauline welcome to the group
My name is Pauline. I am an applique addict. I have made two Baltimore album tops but have not finished them into a quilt yet. I started the Baltimore Garden quilt last week and have the first block almost done. I discovered Back Basting a few weeks ago and am using that technique to applique this quilt. I like the technique real well, no marking the front of my background or using overlays, no templates and very accurate in placing the pattern on the background. Have any of you ladies used this technique. I have only been appliquing for about 3 years before that I was a piecer.
HI Pauline -
I too am an applique addict. After a king-sized Hawaiian quilt, I was totally hooked.
I have used the back basting method too and really like it. It makes it easy to take projects on trips since individual pieces don't have to be cut out and no templates to lose. I have also discovered wash away appliqué foundation. This is an iron on that adheres to the applique fabric but not to the background. The normal seam allowance needs to be turned under like using freezer paper, but the foundation is heavier and provides a solid edge to turn against which makes crisp corners and curves. Then it dissolves in water to leave behind just some fluff that has a bit of a trapunto effect. While it does require marking all the pieces on the foundation and ironing them onto the fabric, it works exceptionally well for me. I find that no one method works for everything so having a variety of techniques is helpful.
Hi Lorena Ann. Welcome to the appliqué group
Maggie I love playing with the wash away stabilizer. They make so many fun products these days
Hi jpc welcome to the appliqué group
Hi Kathy, welcome to the group
Thanks for the welcome. I am looking forward to learning lots about applique from the folk here!
Sewing is my hobby and I am fairly new to quilting. My real job is as a pediatric speech pathologist working with children with autism or traumatic brain injuries. I am a live-in caregiver with my parents (my dad is disabled after a seris of strokes over the past 8 years). I used to breed toy poodles and now I occasionally will rescue one from the shelter if it is in need of a new home.
I live in SE Washington state where I enjoy pretty mild weather most of the year and am only a morning drive from the ocean and the big city. Football is okay but the only real sport to watch is baseball and, of course the St Louis Cardinals are THE team.
Probably more than you wanted to knw about me but there it is.
Keep on stitchin'
hello harlin, welcome to the applique group
you're welcome, Kathy. a friend of mine is a speech pathologist in a school on the Sammamish plateau. she retired, but they keep calling her back. she works nearly as much now as she did before she retired. did you get snow the past couple of days?
Welcome to the new members to the Appliqué Group. This is a great group & I continue to learn new techniques & ideas from them. A great bunch of quilters! We enjoying seeing everyone's projects so please be sure & post pictures!