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gini replied on Mon, Dec 16 2013 1:32 PM

Hi vicpebs. Welcome

 

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 17 2013 10:15 AM

Hi basket bear, welcome to the appliqué group

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gini replied on Wed, Jan 1 2014 11:41 PM

Hi olfool, welcome to the appliqué group

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gini replied on Fri, Jan 10 2014 12:31 PM

Hi Pauline welcome to the group

 

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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.

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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.

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gini replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 7:44 PM

Hi Lorena Ann.  Welcome to the appliqué group

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gini replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 7:46 PM

Maggie I love playing with the wash away stabilizer.  They make so many fun products these days

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 18 2014 5:57 PM

Hi jpc welcome to the appliqué group

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gini replied on Wed, Jan 29 2014 12:19 AM

Hi Kathy, welcome to the group

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Kathy G replied on Sun, Feb 2 2014 3:00 PM

Hello Gini!

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'

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 10 2014 10:02 PM

hello harlin, welcome to the applique group

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 10 2014 10:25 PM

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?

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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!

 

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