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  • Re: COUNTRY COUSINS - BLOCK 1 - CROSSED HEARTS

    Hi All, Just browsing through the forums and found this one... I'm a lover of appliqué. Currently working on a BOM "Ladies of the Seas" . I'm also doing the Mystery Quilt #4 and the Civil War Sampler. I finish the first 6 block of the sampler this morning and now the balance...
    by Ms MoomMist 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
  • Re: Country Cousins

    two of my most used tools this is a little hard to see, but the strip was a little too wide for the bias tool, and there is a fold in the top of this piece. they are nearly impossible to get out and i won't use this stem. oops sideways, these are all the stems i will need. i will cut off the ends...
    by gini on Tue, Mar 8 2011
  • Re: Country Cousins

    you can see i have ironed a pretty good crease in my background i have finger pressed the applique down the center and you can see how easily it nestles onto the crease, perfectly placed. i would put the stems on first, and they will go straight up the crease, too.
    by gini on Tue, Mar 8 2011
  • Re: Country Cousins

    how about a first day of spring start? i think 'crossed' hearts will be the easiest to begin with. i had my book bound in a spiral binding. also, i had a loose copy of each pattern made. i am making the patterns the size they are in the book, however, these patterns can be enlarged. on page 25...
    by gini on Mon, Mar 7 2011
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