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Thread: Accuquilt Sunbonnet dies

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    I finally got both Sue and Sam. Yeah! I wasn't sure about getting them but there was a mixup when I asked for pricing and she sent them to me as an order. (She's a nice lady, I'm going to pay her when she sends the bill.) Now that I have them in my hands, I want to keep them.

    Those of you who have used the applique dies-

    what is your advice?
    Does grain of fabric really matter when using scraps?

    Can they be done as needle turn applique without the adhesive stuff? If I want to do them by hand?

    Can they be sewed by machine without the adhesive and just lots of pins? Or does it need the extra stabilizing to work best with machine sewing?

    I haven't actually opened them yet, I'm wanted to advice so I don't mess up a bunch of fabric.

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    LOL! I thought she died! As in-they were going to discontinue making her. Now I understand.

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    grain can matter but it can be done if it's not important like when you are doing blocks or strips that have to match up. I once cut a block and it wasn't on grain and it took me the longest time to figure out why it wasn't square; one side shorter than the other. You can applique it anyway you want. I like to do backbasting or fusible but it's up to you. Try it different ways and see what works best for you. Congratulations on getting those dies; I got the gingham cat and dog and now want sam and sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    LOL! I thought she died! As in-they were going to discontinue making her. Now I understand.

    That reminds me of the Sun sets on Sunbonnet Sue quilt.
    Have you seen it? I think it was made by someone who doesn't like Sunbonnet sue. It's quite creative.

    http://www.sundrysites.com/embroidery/sunbonnetsues.htm

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    I must admit, when I first saw the caption "Accuquilt Sunbonnet Dies" I got excited because I hate Hate HATE sunbonnet sue! I wasn't fond of her when she was called Hollie Hobbie in the 70s, and I dislike her still! I admire the workmanship of quilts featuring her and her faceless friend Sam, but that's as close as I get to liking her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    LOL! I thought she died! As in-they were going to discontinue making her. Now I understand.
    That's fuuuuuuny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    LOL! I thought she died! As in-they were going to discontinue making her. Now I understand.

    That reminds me of the Sun sets on Sunbonnet Sue quilt.
    Have you seen it? I think it was made by someone who doesn't like Sunbonnet sue. It's quite creative.

    http://www.sundrysites.com/embroidery/sunbonnetsues.htm
    That is wonderful I love it, but I do have a weird sense of humour :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    LOL! I thought she died! As in-they were going to discontinue making her. Now I understand.
    Same here! :lol:

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    :lol: How funny. Isn't it funny how different meanings can be found in a simple sentence?

    I love Sunbonnets because I'd watch my grandmother and aunts make them.

    They had a cousin who worked in a sheet factory years ago who would send them several 50 pound boxes of sheeting scraps every year. And they would make applique quilts. Sunbonnet Sues and Overall Bills using coloring books to embroidery interesting backgrounds.

    I try to do that when I make a Sunbonnet quilt. To me, I feel the little boy and girl standing by themselves sort of look naked without something in the background.

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    Every time I see something referencing the Accuquilt shapes (my word), I think the machine has literally died. Glad I'm not the only one!! :)

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