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    Such a common problem! Barbara's advice will help.
    I always have to pin the piece and flip it over to make sure I have coverage. Triangles are a little counterintuitive.

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    Tip for folks doing the appliqué by hand: I have been using the Yoko Saito method for my 1/8" stems. It works very well, and isn't difficult at all. You use a running stitch to secure the strip along one side, then just fold it over and blind stitch down the other side. You can get them very tiny.

    I know there's also a TQS show that demonstrated this technique, but I can't remember which one it was.

    It makes more sense to see than to explain, so the best way to find it is to Google "Yoko Saito bias stems" and you'll get a quick YouTube video on it.

    I'm pretty sure the English interpreter in that video is Priscilla Knoble, who did a TQS show (#1505) with an introduction to Saito-san's work. :)
    Last edited by soniasimone; 01-17-2022, 04:36 PM. Reason: (fixed typo)

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    [[email protected];n891183]I am with you Marian. I dove in (very late and recently) and made several mistakes. I am keep on keeping on even though I keep reviewing the videos. They don't seem to be in any kind of sequence. Seek and ye shall find - not really. Is there a way to know which sequence the videos should be watched instead of the hunt and peck way?[/QUOTE]

    Joan, the first thing you need to do, if you haven't already, is watch show 3001. It is the overview of the quilt and explains a lot.

    Each month watch the videos that pertain. For Month 1 there is one on hand techniques and one on machine techniques. Watch either if only doing one method.

    Other videos for Month 1 explain how to use the patterns, how to make stems, etc. They will not be repeated in the future. Watch them before beginning to avoid mistakes. It does not matter what order you watch them in.

    Finally, I strongly encourage you to read the blogs I post each month--this is how I "teach" steps important for this quilt. For Month 1 there are 3 parts because there is so much information at the start. Each time a blog is posted I post the link on the Forum.

    Facebook LIVE broadcasts are full of good information. Find them on the main page of 2022 BOM Garden Party Down Under. There are two so far and a new one will be added the first Friday of each month.

    There is much information at the beginning because many of the skills needed start right from the beginning.

    Month 2 will have only 1 video and 1 blog. All the information already provided continues to apply.

    If you are very experienced you could just read the few pages of General Instructions from Irene Blanck and the two pages of instruction she provides for Month 1 construction.


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    I am with you Marian. I dove in (very late and recently) and made several mistakes. I am keep on keeping on even though I keep reviewing the videos. They don't seem to be in any kind of sequence. Seek and ye shall find - not really. Is there a way to know which sequence the videos should be watched instead of the hunt and peck way?

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    [QUOTE=MickyF;n891171]Help! The paper peicing dogtooth boarder is driving me nuts! I sew on the paper line, flip over the triangle...and it doesn't cover the space completely. Any advice? It sounds so easy but somehow it's not working smoothly for me. [/QUOTE]

    Micky,
    Barbara's first suggestions of making it bigger is critical. I put an extra 1/4 inch all around my template. See photo. Then the
    next common problem is that triangles go on at an angle, and you are doing mirror image to the front, so placement needs to
    be adjusted. If you draw the lines onto the blank side of the paper, you can test it and see if it covers the lines by at least 1/4 inch.
    See photo two, trace the lines. When you place the fabric on the paper, it must be at least 1/4 inch below where the line starts,
    because the flip+seam allowance makes it go up that amount. See next two pictures. Once you get the hang of it, it is easy,
    but angles often give beginners trouble. HelenW

    CLICK ON PICTURE TO SEE BETTER.
    Last edited by Helen W.; 01-17-2022, 07:20 AM.

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    [QUOTE=MickyF;n891171]Help! The paper peicing dogtooth boarder is driving me nuts! I sew on the paper line, flip over the triangle...and it doesn't cover the space completely. Any advice? It sounds so easy but somehow it's not working smoothly for me. [/QUOTE]

    The triangles have to be cut larger than would be needed if doing regular piecing. Did you watch the video and read the Month 1 Part 3 blog—both of those explain how to cut the triangles. To be sure you have the triangle placed correctly, so it will fill the space it needs to fill, try pinning on the line before sewing. Open on the pinned line to check. If it’s OK, sew it. If not, move the triangle, repin and recheck. Angles can be challenging until you figure out where to put the piece.

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    Help! The paper peicing dogtooth boarder is driving me nuts! I sew on the paper line, flip over the triangle...and it doesn't cover the space completely. Any advice? It sounds so easy but somehow it's not working smoothly for me.

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    [[email protected];n891164]I am having difficulties with getting the print fuse n light to stick. I am using a low heat dry iron and even using a goddess pressing sheet. Suggestions?[/QUOTE]

    Increase the heat until it sticks.

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    I am having difficulties with getting the print fuse n light to stick. I am using a low heat dry iron and even using a goddess pressing sheet. Suggestions?

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    Thanks very much!

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    [[email protected];n891143]Sorry, I couldn’t find another place to ask this question. I’m trying to get ahead a bit as I’ll be away in February. Can you tell me approximately how many inches of stem is used in Block 2?[/QUOTE]

    There will not be information early for this project. I did give the background cutting sizes so they could be planned for those using The Kit or smaller amounts of their own fabrics. And several times I have said there is about 600” of bias, 400” 1/4”, 200” 1/8. Just make some so you will be ready for Month 2.

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    [[email protected];n891143]Sorry, I couldn’t find another place to ask this question. I’m trying to get ahead a bit as I’ll be away in February. Can you tell me approximately how many inches of stem is used in Block 2?[/QUOTE]

    Joanne B, You can get a head start on Block 2 by prepping your dog tooth borders. Barbara said they are the same size.
    If you look at this zoom picture that was posted under feature quilts, you will need 11 on each side. That makes a total of 44.
    Also, You should be able to approximate the amount of bias needed. The dog tooth triangles are 3 inches across the bottom, so that
    makes the area on each side 33 inches.Take off about 4 1/2 inches for the basket areas at end of each border and maybe 4 inches for the flower in the middle. If you look at the dog tooth going down the sides. It looks like 1 and 1/2 for the width
    of the applique area. That would be 4 and 1/2 inches. Using your cutting mat you could use a piece of yarn or ribbon and make
    a gentle curve that looks similar to the picture. Cut the piece off at the end of the curves and then measure. That would be approximate need for one side. I got about 40 inches, then subtract the corner baskets and flowers. Then multiple times 4 for all 4 sides. You could just make one yard per side and be in the ball park. It looks to me like about 15 to 18 inches for each of the 8 vines. This is all just guessing. HelenW
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    Sorry, I couldn’t find another place to ask this question. I’m trying to get ahead a bit as I’ll be away in February. Can you tell me approximately how many inches of stem is used in Block 2?

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    [QUOTE=bonbon;n891138]I have almost completed the center applique. I used the Print & Piece Fuse Lite to form my hand applique pieces around and then appliqueing by hand. Do you suggest gently washing the center piece before trimming and attaching the borders? I am very nervous that the fusible will not wash out. In all honesty, I think I will complete the remainder of the applique blocks using needle turn. In the long run, it will be less time consuming and less messy.[/QUOTE]

    I started doing that with my machine appliqué blocks last May and had bleeding with a blue batik so I waited until the quilt was completed before washing with Color Catchers. Most of the product washes out and my quilt is soft.

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