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    [QUOTE=Ktmosedale;n891766]Yes I’m struggling with flower D and H. I’ve watched all the videos, read the blog and been following the forum. I’m a bit behind most as I’ve only done about half the appliqué for month one. I found the individual leaves and petals manageable and am pleased with results but D and H are causing me problems. Any advice gratefully received. [/QUOTE]

    For help with V's, those deep places on flowers D and H, go watch show 806 with Verna Mosquera. Starting at about 32 minutes she shows how to hand applique those V's. The process would be similar for machine applique--you would turn the edges under for that just like they are turned under for hand applique.

    Our site has almost 400 shows and the search box is very helpful. I searched for hand applique and it didn't take me long to find this show.

    Take a look--then let us know if it helped.

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    Yes I’m struggling with flower D and H. I’ve watched all the videos, read the blog and been following the forum. I’m a bit behind most as I’ve only done about half the appliqué for month one. I found the individual leaves and petals manageable and am pleased with results but D and H are causing me problems. Any advice gratefully received.

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    I am having the same problem with the "D" flowers in the middle of the block!

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    Hi I could do with some help / advice with the turn edge appliqué for the concave bits of the flower petals. I’ve tried various methods but can’t seem to stop the fabric fraying inner point.

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    [QUOTE=LizAnderson;n891732]Barbara. I asked a question in another place …. So I’ll ask here. Do we need 2 copies of your pattern for the second sawtooth border? And….I have not removed my paper from the last border, when would you suggest doing that…after I attach the ‘vine’ border?[/QUOTE]

    The pattern pages for month 2 paper pieced Dogtooth borders make 2 borders. As there are 4 borders you will need to print two copies of the patterns.

    I remove the paper as soon as the border is made and trimmed to the proper size. The paper has done its job at that point, the rest is regular piecing.

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    Barbara. I asked a question in another place …. So I’ll ask here. Do we need 2 copies of your pattern for the second sawtooth border? And….I have not removed my paper from the last border, when would you suggest doing that…after I attach the ‘vine’ border?

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    [[email protected];n891709]New to the "PARTY". I just got all my fabric pulled/purchased. I know it has been suggested we wash everything. I always wash and starch my fabric before I quilt. My question: Do I starch for this project as well? I would feel better about it, is there any reason not to starch?[/QUOTE]

    There could be a reason not to starch. Most of the fabric will be used for appliques. Try a small sample of starched fabric, starched as you usually like, and prepare and applique a couple shapes from Month 1--a circle and a leaf, for example. If you get good results with starched fabric on the curves and are happy with it, you will know it's OK to starch. I would find it difficult to get smooth edges with starched fabric but I don't typically work with starched fabrics. Try it to see what works best for you.

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    New to the "PARTY". I just got all my fabric pulled/purchased. I know it has been suggested we wash everything. I always wash and starch my fabric before I quilt. My question: Do I starch for this project as well? I would feel better about it, is there any reason not to starch?

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    Thank you Barbara! Those tiny circles scare me!

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    [[email protected];n891705]For the circles, whether large or tiny, since there is no fusible inside, should we use a stabilizer behind the piece for machine stitching? If so, what kind? Is anyone machine stitching those tiny circles, and is it easy to do?[/QUOTE]

    Great question. I didn't need any thing behind the circles as they are thick with the gathered seam allowance behind them.

    Machine stitching those TINY circles is slow and tedious--stitch, pivot, stitch, pivot, etc. It would probably be just as fast to stitch them by hand--you decide. The larger circles went more quickly for me--stitch, stitch, stitch, pivot, etc.

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    For the circles, whether large or tiny, since there is no fusible inside, should we use a stabilizer behind the piece for machine stitching? If so, what kind? Is anyone machine stitching those tiny circles, and is it easy to do?

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    [QUOTE=MikeBlueEarth;n891610]Does anyone have a source for an 1/8 inch bias tape maker?[/QUOTE]

    The one I know of is Karen K Buckley's Perfect Stems--not a bias tape maker like the Clover 1/4" tape maker, but a plastic bar that makes a 1/8" stem.

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    Does anyone have a source for an 1/8 inch bias tape maker?

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    [[email protected];n891564]Can I do raw edge appliqué on this quilt?[/QUOTE]

    Sure. The same steps as for turned edge, just do raw edge instead.

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    Can I do raw edge appliqué on this quilt?

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