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King Protea - new flower applique

Posted by Ruth on 8 May 2018 | 1 Comments

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applique tipsCongratulations go to Sue for suggesting the King Protea flower block. Our pattern will be coming your way.

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A New Flower to Create

Posted by Ruth on 1 May 2018 | 9 Comments

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Last week I posted a blog for a Flower Block competition - what a lot of fun I had collecting your suggestions in both email and blog comments. I've made a selection and begun work on the new flower - but I won't tell you what it is just yet! Perhaps you can guess from my fabrics...

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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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