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Join us on a new 12-month quilting journey as we bring you a fabulous quilt designed especially for TQS by Sarah Vedeler. Sedona Star is a spectacular medallion quilt that features a beautiful center star surrounded by a charming array of appliqué elements.

Each month we will provide a photo and detailed directions for a portion of the quilt, as well as full-size patterns. Sedona Star finishes at approximately 88” x 88” inches. One version features a total of sixteen different print fabrics, including colorful shades of blue, pink, purple, yellow, red and gold; however, Sarah is providing another alternative color option and instructions for each month as well. Fabric kits for both colorways area available in limited quantities through the TQS Shoppe.

TOPIC: applique techniques

Re: applique techniques 08 Feb 2012 21:08 #75830

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PittsburgPam wrote:
Just want to mention that I messed up on the first quarter circle after ironing it on with Liquid Stitch and had to take it off. It was stuck so good that in the process of trying to pull it off the piece tore in half instead of coming off! I was able to get it off and replace it.

This is good to know. I want to thank both you and the others who have shared the problems they have run into. It enlightens us all. Thank you.

Judy (who is formerly from Pittsburg)
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Re: applique techniques 07 Feb 2012 23:24 #75800

Just want to mention that I messed up on the first quarter circle after ironing it on with Liquid Stitch and had to take it off. It was stuck so good that in the process of trying to pull it off the piece tore in half instead of coming off! I was able to get it off and replace it.
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Re: applique techniques 06 Feb 2012 14:59 #75707

I used it on a quilt for my granddaughter but I would have to ask how it's doing since I haven't inspected it since I gave it to her. :)

Sharon shows one that she made previously and says that it doesn't fray. I'm willing to try it since I am not going to use fusible. I'm also a longarm quilter and I don't want to quilt through it either.
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Re: applique techniques 06 Feb 2012 13:59 #75703

Thanks for posting the link to the Sharon Schamber youtube video.
I use her glue method for turned under applique but somehow I missed this raw edge method.
Has anyone tried it before? I mainly make utility quilts and wonder how it would hold up. I really didn't want such a heavy applique stitch so thought I would try it with one thread not three. Anybody done that with her method?
I sure appreciate all her youtube videos. She is so generous.
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Re: applique techniques 06 Feb 2012 10:15 #75693

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Renata, thanks for the information. I have a teddy bear applique quilt kit I've been setting to the side just because it would be so time consuming to hand applique. This technique is just the ticket to get it done for my youngest grandson.
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Re: applique techniques 06 Feb 2012 08:51 #75690

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NanaPie wrote:
Very interesting video. Have you purchased the glue tips? I really hesitate to purchase them from her site considering the not so good track record she's gotten per comments on TQS. But I am going to try her technique. Thanks for sharing.
I bought my glue tips from a local art supply store very very cheaply. You can get the tips with or without the squeeze bottle. Mine are by a company called Jacquard and manufactured by Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc. in California. I found the website for Jacquard, http://www.jacquardproducts.com and toll free (800) 442-0455. I bought a .5 mm glue tip but there are different sizes. But, again, a local art supply store will likely carry stainless steel tips for fine detailing with glues. Model makers and people who make miniatures usually use them.
Renata

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Re: applique techniques 06 Feb 2012 08:43 #75687

I got the tips at Joann's. They were in the crafting area, around the glues and bottles I think but I really had to look for them. It came in a package of 2 little bottles with the 3 tips. I use one of the tips for Elmer's all the time for applique and binding.

I have seen the comments about her website and I am very surprised. I have purchased from her several times and never had a problem. Once I found a couple of dollar bills and some change in one of the packages I recceived from her and it was because the shipping was a little less than was charged. I have never had a company do that before.
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Re: applique techniques 06 Feb 2012 08:06 #75684

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Very interesting video. Have you purchased the glue tips? I really hesitate to purchase them from her site considering the not so good track record she's gotten per comments on TQS. But I am going to try her technique. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: applique techniques 05 Feb 2012 20:39 #75667

For the center circle and the first border circles I used Perfect Circles (I think that is what it is called). I have both sets. Cut the fabric 1/2" larger than finished size, did a large basting stitch around the edges and gathered them around the 1 1/4" Perfect Circle. Iron, spritz of starch, iron again, remove the Perfect Circle and press again. Put a tiny line of Elmer's Washable School Glue around the back of the circle and iron to set in place. I used a tiny blanket stitch on them.

For the month 2 pieces I am going to use Sharon Schamber's technique with freezer paper. Print the templates onto freezer paper and iron onto the RIGHT side of the fabric. Cut the pieces out. Apply a tiny line of Liquid Stitch around the edge on the wrong side of the fabric, set and iron in place. Remove the freezer paper from the right side of the applique piece while it is warm. Blanket stitch.

Here's a video of this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb-Qcu2K8lk&feature=plcp&context=C38a56f5UDOEgsToPDskK3SD-gAMNLSoAOEc7rVoyf
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Re: applique techniques 30 Jan 2012 12:24 #75160

Okay! You asked for a picture of the manual appliques. I'm sorry I didn't really have a chance to take many pictures of either of the quilts before they went off to their destination. Sarah and I were both in a bit of a tizzy getting these finished. You might be able to see my applique stitches in this picture (which is really not a good picture, but I broke my camera taking pictures of Sarah's so they had to be taken on my phone!) but I'm really not sure! When I get my quilt back (????) I can take more pictures for you!
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Re: applique techniques 30 Jan 2012 10:47 #75144

Your photo didn't show up before (I wasn't logged in). That decorative stitch looks awesome!
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Re: applique techniques 30 Jan 2012 10:46 #75143

Sarah did a blanket stitch for the manual appliques on her quilt. On my version I did a satin stitch. All of our appliques for both versions were done with Aurifil 50wt. cotton mako on our samples.
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applique techniques 30 Jan 2012 08:52 #75119

I would like to see some up close photos of Sarah's applique techniques on this quilt. Also, i'd like to learn what techniques others are using on this quilt.
I used a satin stitch with rayon thread around the small circles. i used a triangle decorative stitch around the center circle.
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