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Applique Tips for Fusible Applique

Posted by Ruth on 10 April 2018 | 0 Comments

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April is World Autism Awareness Month. In New Zealand, autism affects one person in every 100. That's around 40,000 of us! And every year during April, I put out a new animal block to add to the collection of animals drawn by my son who is autistic. 

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What's Under the Needle

Posted by on 27 February 2018 | 1 Comments

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This is the first post in my new blog series called "What's Under the Needle". Basically, I am going to share with you what I have been working on during the week since my previous post. At times I will be giving away free patterns or tutorials, presenting new projects and offering challenges among other things. I hope it will be as much fun for you as it will be for me, with some learning experiences along the way! So let's get started with this week....

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Need new ideas for 2 1/2" strips?

Posted by Ruth on 26 July 2015 | 3 Comments

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If you need a new way to use those 2 1/2" strips you have been collecting, you want to give this pattern a try "Flower Boxes". There are multiple layout and border options to make any size quilt you need and this technique is definitely a new one. Include the flowers or not, the inspiration can lead you into a new world of creativity.

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Five Basic Characteristics in a Hawaiian Quilt

Posted by Nancy Chong on 22 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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There are five basic characteristics that make a quilt a traditional "Hawaiian" quilt. They are:

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Free Motion Zigzag and Satin Stitching

Posted by Susan Brittingham on 16 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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midsummer an applique quilt

Midsummer uses my Upside Down Applique method

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Changing Seasons

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2015 | 1 Comments

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I am so excited to finally get another quilt pattern published. It is always a good feeling to get another chalked off the board so I can move onto the next. Of course, by the time I chalk one off, I've usually added at least half a dozen more. Anyway, my latest pattern is called Changing Seasons.

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Two Fabric Applique Choices

Posted by Nancy Chong on 9 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Nancy Chong's Two Fabric Applique class is starting this week so she wanted to share some important information about the right fabrics to choose when you enroll in her applique class.

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Make Applique quick and easy - Guest blogger Rose Hughes

Posted by Ruth on 29 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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Rose Hughes makes amazing quilts using her unique techniques. She teaches these in her workshop "Shaping Up With Fast-Piece Applique" at the Academy of Quilting. Today she is my guest blogger as she shares with us a little bit about her journey...

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Morning Glories applique quilt - a play with color

Posted by Ruth on 15 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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I've been looking at my "Glorious Morning" quilt and thinking it would look great in different colors. Since the morning glories on this pattern are appliqued, it would be so easy to audition various fabrics, but sometimes it is easier to figure it out first. Mostly I know morning glories in a blue-purple color, but I see there are many in shades of blue-blue, purple and pink. Even white ones. I decided to play a little with colors to see what I came up with. First, here is the original.morning glories1

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Baltimore Quilts

Posted by Ruth on 24 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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Aloha Album Quilt panel

A discussion about applique quilts would not be complete without mentioning the artistry and beauty of the classic Baltimore Album Quilts that were made in Baltimore (and all along the eastern coast of the US) during the mid-to-late 1800's. 

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