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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Applique borders

Re: Applique borders 14 Sep 2013 07:43 #110077

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Thanks for all advice! I am now sewing without the stabilizer and it looks just fine :)
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Re: Applique borders 14 Sep 2013 02:43 #110074

Thought I would share something I learnt when doing the second border. (I know, I'm way behind after moving). I reread the instructions for sewing the applique pieces and noted that your machine needle should be located all the way to the right, I somehow overlooked this when sewing my first border and needed to use a stabilizer even though I had starched a few times. Any way, I had no problem with my needle moved all the way to the right this time. It was one of those 'light bulb' moments. Wish I had noted this advice the first time around.
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Re: Applique borders 12 Sep 2013 09:18 #110007

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If the background fabric is heavily starched ( as directed) there is no need for extra stabilizer.


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Applique borders 11 Sep 2013 15:44 #109991

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I don't believe the instructions call for using a stabilizer when doing the borders. When I was at my quilt shop purchasing a foot for my machine I was told you should "always" use a stabilizer. It sure makes for a lot more work having to go back and remove all the stabilizer. What is everyone else doing????
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