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Are you ready to start another new day with a new pattern? I hope so – life is great and affords us many opportunities to start fresh and new – and today is a great day to start making a new quilt: Ruffled Roses. Each month, you will find the pattern for part of this quilt online. Just print the instructions, cut, stitch, press… and before you know it, time will have passed, and you will be ready to enjoy your own Ruffled Roses quilt. What a wonderful way to start each month!

TOPIC: Favorite appliqué technique?

Re: Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 17:35 #51333

I was fortunate to go the Houston this year for the first time and met Sue and Margo. I have several types of applique for machine and do needle turn by hand. What brand is Stable Stuff?
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Re: Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 15:13 #51330

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Jilly, as mentioned by SueW, I did post a Webshots tutorial for the 2010 Hugs & Kisses BOM that uses my turned edge machine appliqué and you can view that now.
I will be posting a new tutorial for TQS star members who download Sue's directions demonstrating the technique on Ruffled Roses. I have lots of additional hints that will make things easier for you!
Yes, you will need to download a second set of instructions, but that gives you more bang for your buck, don't you think!! :wink:

Frances, I love Becky's techniques, and finger pressing the seam allowances under is a HUGE help with needle-turn! It's like the edges know where they are supposed to go, don't they! For a review of this technique, check out my first tutorial for our very first BOM, Bouquets for a New Day: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562185015aGQwDk?start=12 This is the first tute. (The rest are numbered and are at the bottom of the Webshots link.)

Robin, one main difference between needle-turn and my machine technique is that the fabrics for needle-turn are pre-washed and soft to handle. I use LOTS of starch and glue, so my projects are really stiff and need to be laundered when they are done to remove the chemicals, but they come out just as soft as needle-turn. That is one of my objections to fused techniques is that they don't really get soft.

If someone has found a fusible that gets really soft, I would love to hear about it!


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Re: Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 14:44 #51329

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I usually use needle-turn appliqué and I love doing it that way (especially with my new thimble!!), but I might try the Stable Stuff for this one. I'll have to think about that some.
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Re: Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 14:43 #51328

I have only just started to do applique. I learned from watching Becky Goldsmith when her show was free to watch. I have found stitching by hand to be very relaxing. I do plan to try Margo's method after the holidays. She has a great picture tutorial on her website album. It is this years BOM hugs and kisses. Great picture by picture instructions and even better you can always ask Margo questions if you're confused.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576127612MrslzR

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Re: Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 14:37 #51327

I do a kind of needle turn applique that I learned from Becky Goldsmith. I trace the piece on the front of the fabric and cut a seam allowance. When I am ready to applique it on, I finger press the seam allowance under along the line. Then as I am stitching the piece down, I use a toothpick to turn the edge under. I keep the toothpick in my mouth because a damp toothpick will catch the fabric better.
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Re: Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 14:01 #51326

The only applique I have done have been on cot quilts mostly and they are fused and then machine sewn.

I have not used "turned edge machine applique", can you recomend any on-line videos I could watch so I can start to practice this method, I would like to try this as it would be something new for me learn. I can always go back to fused/machine.

Thanks Margo this site is going to be a fantastic help to us all, especialy the beginners like myslef.


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Favorite appliqué technique? 16 Nov 2010 13:14 #51325

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OK Bomettes! We now have a new forum topic for the 2011 BOM called Ruffled Roses! Let's get started by talking about our favorite appliqué techniques because that is what we will be doing for the first month.

In her directions, Sue covers her favorite method which is needle-turn. I truly love to do needle-turn, and always have a project at hand to work on, but for this BOM, I have done both my scrappy version and the Beloved Beauties version with turned edge machine appliqué, because I feel like it's more secure than my hand stitching, and my quilts are made to be loved and used up! I also like the fact that because I use STABLE STUFF as a foundation, the appliqués have more dimension than a fused project does.

What is your favorite technique and why?


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