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The Importance of Numbering and Overlaps in Applique

Posted by on 9 February 2021 | 0 Comments

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Many applique patterns don't have any numbering sequence. Simple designs simply don't need them, but for more detailed patterns, it certainly helps make construction easier so this is why I include them in my patterns.

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Advanced Layered Applique

Posted by on 19 January 2021 | 0 Comments

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There are many applique techniques around and in a sense, they can all be considered "layered" as small pieces are piled on top of each other, but there are very few that include full layers of fabric such as in the technique I have developed and taught over the years.

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Stained Glass Applique

Posted by on 12 January 2021 | 0 Comments

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Stained Glass applique is a really fun way to applique and can be really fast using store-bought bias. I've made a number of quilts using this method - one of my favorite being Scarlet Rose.

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Knitting Needle Case extended

Posted by on 4 August 2020 | 0 Comments

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Last week I posted about my sleeve inserts for the knitting needle case I made. This week I wanted to share some additions and adjustments that I've made over the last week to complete my case.

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Colorful Poppy Embroidery

Posted by on 7 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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A few weeks ago I made my pansy applique block as an embroidered block. This is how it looked....

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Brunnera Flower Block

Posted by on 17 February 2020 | 1 Comments

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Brunnera is a flower in the Boraginaceae family or more commonly known Forget-me-not family. As with most flowers, there are many species of Brunnera. The best known is Siberian bugloss. Its interesting heart-shaped leaves grabbed my attention so I decided to make a new flower block.

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My Spring Flowers

Posted by on 18 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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Last week I happened to be in our local craft store and found some oval hoops so I decided to grab a couple and start designing - of course, flowers came to mind.

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Easy Gift Quilts

Posted by on 22 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Last week I mentioned I was going to do a series of blog posts with simple ideas to make as gifts. I started with one method of making a butterfly hoop and next week I will talk about a second method. This week I decided to mention how simple stained glass quilts make really quick and easy gifts to give.

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A Series of Small Projects

Posted by on 14 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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I've been looking for.... and thinking about... small gift ideas for Christmas. I have so many 'big' ideas but never start soon enough to get them made for Christmas! So over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some ideas for easy and reasonably quick gifts.

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August Applique

Posted by on 13 August 2019 | 0 Comments

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The flower for August is Gladiolus - such a beautiful flower in so many colors. When I made my collection of flowers, I definitely included a gladys as we often call them, but this week I decided to make a second block using pink instead of my original red.

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