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Thread: QB Block-of-the-Month, February 2013 - Crazy Heart Directions & Discussion

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    you don't cut the heart into sections.
    you attach one piece at a time, each in the order shown by the numbers.

    check out this QB tutorial.
    it's a different pattern but provides step by step instructions for paper piecing.

    Candlequilter Star Block Paper Piece Pattern Tutorial
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    LOL, I never could make the Candlequilter Star either, lol, I tried and tried till I wore out the fabric and the paper.
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Linda, that would be a nice way to make it, and have a 3-D element to it. I ended up fusing mine with Heat and Bond and then stitched over the edges after it was fused. BTW I didn't see the instructions for this so I ended up figuring out it had to be made in three sections, then I seamed the two right side pieces together, and sewed them to the third piece. I did this by laying them right sides together and sewing along the printed line. (You can stick pins through the printed pattern at the corners to line them up right.) I was unable to sew one of the sections in so I changed the pattern (top right). I didn't notice till I was doing the top-stitching that I had two purples together, oh well.... it's a design choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    One of the easiest ways I know is to use a piece of thin muslin or other thin fabric and cut a piece to match your heart. Place them right sides together and stitch 1/4" seam all around the outside. Snip seam on curves so it will lay flat after turning. Next, make a slit in the center of the thin fabric and use this to turn the heart right side out. With a chopstick or other long pointy tool, make sure your seams are well turned and laying flat. Press then stitch to your background fabric by hand or machine, as you wish.
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    Patrice I tried following the numbers, in the order given, and found it impossible. I did it in three sections, then sewed those together.

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    you don't cut the heart into sections.
    you attach one piece at a time, each in the order shown by the numbers.

    check out this QB tutorial.
    it's a different pattern but provides step by step instructions for paper piecing.

    Candlequilter Star Block Paper Piece Pattern Tutorial
    :-)
    CAS

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    CAS, I was only telling about a way to turn under the outer edges after completing the heart. The question had been asked about good ways to turn them under for appliquing the heart on.
    I do like the way you made yours with the raw edge applique. I am thinking that for this project, it may have been the best way!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Yes, I know. I was responding to your suggestion, I like it, and I responded to other questions about how to complete the paper-piecing part.

    Thanks! The way I did it was an easy way to finish the edges. I got that idea from Juanita Bean in this thread.

    I love how we all learn from each other.

    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    CAS, I was only telling about a way to turn under the outer edges after completing the heart. The question had been asked about good ways to turn them under for appliquing the heart on.
    I do like the way you made yours with the raw edge applique. I am thinking that for this project, it may have been the best way!
    :-)
    CAS

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    Thanks for the links and advice. I'll keep going. I will get this down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Patrice I tried following the numbers, in the order given, and found it impossible. I did it in three sections, then sewed those together.
    yes. i very most definitely stand corrected.

    in fact, i see four sections when i look at it more closely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Any tips for turning under the edges? I went to a needle-turned applique class but it was pretty hard. Maybe just cover up the edges with nice stitching? Oh wait, that's another problem, I'd have to be able to stitch curves.
    Cas, I used the flip and stitch method. Lay the new one on top of the one already there, (backside up) with the seams matching as lose as possible - hold it firmly, turn over and sew on the seam. It is similar to the paper piecing technique. I didn't do any applique on mine. Hope this helps. Look at the little illus at the top that says stitch and flip. fmhall2

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Linda, that would be a nice way to make it, and have a 3-D element to it. I ended up fusing mine with Heat and Bond and then stitched over the edges after it was fused. BTW I didn't see the instructions for this so I ended up figuring out it had to be made in three sections, then I seamed the two right side pieces together, and sewed them to the third piece. I did this by laying them right sides together and sewing along the printed line. (You can stick pins through the printed pattern at the corners to line them up right.) I was unable to sew one of the sections in so I changed the pattern (top right). I didn't notice till I was doing the top-stitching that I had two purples together, oh well.... it's a design choice!
    Cas, you and I must be looking at it the same way. The way you did yours is the way my eyes were telling me to do it.... when... I get to the machine. LOL

    Linda

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