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Simple hints when quilting

Posted by Ruth on 15 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Here are some simple things to do and use to help you with your quilting.

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QST what are they?

Posted by Ruth on 14 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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What is a QST? QST stands for quarter square triangles, which was something I happened to be cutting today. 

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Removing blood from your quilt

Posted by Ruth on 13 July 2012 | 3 Comments

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Today I was pinning up a quilt ready for quilting. My finger met with the wrong end of the pin - ouch!

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Blanket Stitch and Free-motion

Posted by Ruth on 12 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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As a continuation of fusible web, I need to talk a little about stitching techniques. You can use almost any stitch but probably the most common are satin stitch, blanket stitch and free-motion stitching. Satin stitch is a very closed up zigzag. It is quite a heavy look and one I do not use any longer. It also uses a lot of thread. I prefer blanket stitch or free-motion.

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More on Fusible Web

Posted by Ruth on 11 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I showed you the basics of fusible web. Today I want to show you how to make up a flower with separate petals. This allows you to make each petal in a different fabric - you get to use the smallest of pieces. 

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Fusible Web Applique preparation

Posted by Ruth on 10 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Do you have your supplies ready to do fusible web applique? I hope so! If not, check yesterday's post. Let's get started by turning on the iron.

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Fusible Web Requirements

Posted by Ruth on 9 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Day 19 of the challenge, that's 19 blog posts and at least 19 photos, but many more for the challenge. I love taking photos, especially when I know it can be helpful for others.

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Needle Turn Applique Circles

Posted by Ruth on 8 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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If you have been following along for the past 4 days, you will have learned a number of things about needle turn applique - what you need and cutting out the shapes, aligning the shapes in place and carefully stitching them down, and then how to make a quilter's knot and end off your thread. Today we will look at how to make a circle easily. 

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Quilter's Knot - starting and ending hand applique

Posted by Ruth on 7 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Hand Applique Continued: We all need to know how to knot a thread so it won't pull through the fabric. For this I use what is known as the quilter's knot. It's the easiest knot I know of and it works perfectly everytime I make it. I think I show it best in a video, but first let me briefly say in words what I do.

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Needle Turn Applique part 2

Posted by Ruth on 6 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Needle Turn Applique Continued  It's time to stitch the first section of applique in place. Do you have your needle and thread ready? Tip: do not start with a very long thread, this will only tangle and knot. Keep your thread short to work with, only enough to stitch one or two petals at a time.

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