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Thread: Applique Class <- may become addicted

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    Super Member CraftsByRobin's Avatar
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    Last night I took an applique technique class at my local quilt shop ... and I believe I may become addicted!!!

    I'm by no means "great" at it (truly beginner on all things quilt), but I see so many ideas I can do ... and I'm truly loving the idea ... now to just get better at it ...

    I didn't get HALF of my 'test' pieces done last night ... however I got a lot to practice on ... Squares/Rectangles are easy ... circles ... OH MY ... I'll take a picture and post it for you all to see later :D

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    cool, did you buy an applique book for the class

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    It sounds like you had a great time :D:D:D I can't wait to see your work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    cool, did you buy an applique book for the class
    Craftybear,

    No, we went by instructions that she had typed up ...

    I should get a good book. Hubby asked me if I liked it ... I told him yes as it helped me learn a bit more about the machine I have.

    Hubby purchased a machine over 5 years ago for me as a birthday present and I spent about two weeks trying to learn to use it. I got so frustrated, was trying to learn to quilt at the same time, that I put all the stuff away ...

    So when I moved here to OH, I found by accident a local quilt shop that teaches classes ... so if we're going to be technical ... I've only been machine sewing for approximately 3 months total ...

    Yeah ... I'm addicted now that I've taken classes at the local quilt shop.


    Amma - keep in mind this was a teaching class when you see the results LOL

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    Can't wait to see your "practice" pieces!! Is there more than one class to this?? Applique IS fun! :D

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    Wait!!! It only gets better!!! I love to applique. You can take it anywhere and do it anytime. How wonderful is that!! Applique is a great thing to do in the summer when you have the quilting itch.

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    Oh no ... don't tell me I'll get THAT addicted :) I'm be a hermit in the house for sure ;)

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    Is it machine applique that you are learning? I think the best book on machine applique is Harriet Hargrave's. I learned a lot from her first edition, but she has a second edition out now (available at Amazon too). She covers invisible machine applique, fusible, satin stitch, etc.

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    Yes ... learning it on the machine ... I wouldn't mind learning hand applique as well ...

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    Here's a link to the machine applique book by Harriet Hargrave:
    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Mach.../dp/157120136X

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