tips for applique Samelias Mum

Anorina of Samelia’s Mum shares her secret for making hand applique easier. It involves starch and kid’s glue. What she’s sewn here is a circle onto a square ground. To find out more, go to the tutorial.

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applique Craftsy Class

Heather of Quilt or Stitch talks about her new-found love for applique after taking a Sarah Fielke class on Craftsy. The piece you see here, she plans to turn into a throw pillow. I’m digging the striped flower stems, and …

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grab a cuppaDi of Di van Niekerk found this lovableness at a quilt show in Dubai’s Town Centre. So glad she shared it with us. See photos of her trip.

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fire quilt savedThere are two heroes in this story. The husband who grabbed he and his wife’s wedding quilt on the way out the door of their burning house and Jackie, a friend who restored the quilt. It survived the flames fine, …

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Jingle Belles Block

Erin Russek of One Piece at a Time shared on her blog the latest block for the Christmas quilt you see here. Called Jingle Applique, it’s located bottom center of the red border. There’s nothing sweeter than birds, leaves …

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Christmas Once a Month table topper

Julie of The Crafty Quilter made this star-shaped table topper as part of her Christmas Once a Month series. Using fabric from the Winter’s Lane collection by Kate and Birdie, she combined patchwork and applique in this handsome project. The …

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hands and hearts quilt for Lori

Quilts have aesthetic value certainly, but my favorite quilts are the ones made and given for a special reason. Lori’s (Humble Quilts) sweet quilting friends made her this traditional hands and hearts quilt during a rough patch in …

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toaster cozy

Lindsey of LRstitched made this cozy for the Patchwork Please quilt along. She adapted it to her own tastes, bread and butter! She talks about the project here, and even provides a toast applique pattern you can use to …

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Reverse Applique Quilt block Lindsay SewsThese pretty reverse applique circles remind me of Spring. That’s a good thing since I had to turn the heat back on today. Yep, another cool snap. Lindsay of Lindsay Sews shows you how to create these shapes, saying it’s …

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Oriental Poppy_ McKimThe late Ruby Short McKim created this quilt pattern, Oriental Poppy as part of her quilt pattern business back in the 1920′s and 30′s in Kansas City, Missouri (US). It uses both piecing and applique for the flower. More than …

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applique tutorial

Are you feeling stitchy? Julie of The Crafty Quilter shares the last tutorial in her three-part series on machine applique. To make sure you get great results with your own needlework efforts, she shares lots of great photos of the …

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A is Applique

Joanna of Applique Today intends to get her blogging mojo back by participating in the A to Z Challenge. Each day in April (except on Sundays) she will write a blog post corresponding to that day’s letter. Since today is …

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april showers

We’ve heard the proverb, “April showers bring May flowers.” To celebrate April’s arrival, here’s a tiny quilt designed by Mari Martin for Connecting Threads. She combines piecing and fusible applique for the umbrellas. Go HERE to download the pattern

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amish tulips

Tulips always make me think of Spring. This cheerful Amish Tulips quilt was designed by Janet Page-Kessler for Simplicity. Get the free pattern.

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