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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: Finishing Applique Block

Re: Finishing Applique Block 27 Jan 2011 19:36 #55462

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Margo,
Thanks once again for the words of wisdom!


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Re: Finishing Applique Block 27 Jan 2011 07:29 #55356

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You may have noticed that I use a lot of starch! However, when I do needle-turn applique, I like to work with soft, pre-washed fabrics. After the block is appliqued, I gently hand wash it to get the oils from my hands out of the fabrics and spread it (right side down) on a large towel. I spray it with starch and let it air dry, then press it well and trim the background to the right size.

Sue does not recommend using starch. Ever! You have to decide how you want to handle your fabrics. It's your quilt!


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Finishing Applique Block 26 Jan 2011 22:08 #55324

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I'm in the home stretch of hand-applique-ing my January block. (Knowing me, it will probably be finished at midnight on 1/31...I always wrote my term papers on the day before they were due!) :) After all the handling I've done, my background fabric is pretty limp. What do other folks do to bring it back to life? Iron it? Starch it? Wash it? And would you do it before or after attaching the setting triangles?


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