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  • Re: tutorials

    http://sandraleichner.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Basic_layered_applique.pdf this is a method to get very precisely placed pieces
    by gini on Tue, Apr 26 2011
  • Re: COUNTRY COUSINS - BLOCK 1 - CROSSED HEARTS

    [quote user="kathie@kallingkline.com"] Finished Block 1 - Crossed Hearts. It is needle turned and I put a smaller heart on each of the larger ones. [/quote] Very pretty, good job! Love your colors! I got an email from Quilt Books USA saying that the book is no longer available, so I had to...
    by Ms MoomMist on Wed, Mar 23 2011
  • Re: machine applique

    I forgot to mention. You always want to put a stabilizer behind the machine applique. For an imexpensive stabilizer, I go to our local Dollar Tree and get gift tissue (non shiny kind) and spray some quilting adhesive to it and place it on backside. Without the stabilizer your applique will pucker.
    by Yellow Rose (Rosalie) on Tue, Mar 22 2011
  • Re: machine applique

    I use wonder under to iron on the back of a shape I want to applique and then iron it onto the fabric. It holds it in place while you satin stitch around it. For useful hints go to this website: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techniques/applique/machine-applique-tips_ss1.html?sssdmh=dm17.514249&esrc...
    by Yellow Rose (Rosalie) on Tue, Mar 22 2011
  • Re: Country Cousins

    i forgot to add this last night. it shows the backing fabric cut. you put this under the applique, when you have a fabric that the seam allowance shows through. here i have it on top of the applique showing the turn under seam marked with the backing just a scant 1/8 inch smaller. i just trace around...
    by gini on Tue, Mar 8 2011
  • Re: Country Cousins

    i only use one template for each shape and when they templates are only used a few times i make them out of freezer paper. trace the shapes onto the dull side of the freezer paper , fold it over and iron shiny sides together. this will make a pretty durable template. here, again, you can see how i use...
    by gini on Tue, Mar 8 2011
  • Re: Country Cousins

    i forgot to add this tool. it is my favorite for making circles. whe you are picking fabrics for circles, if you choose one that has a definite pattern, like a teensy check, it will make the wobbles along your seam disappear and will appear more round. when you use a solid you see every little bobble...
    by gini on Tue, Mar 8 2011
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