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    Interesting instructions

    I just bought the kit for Across the Wide Missouri by Edie McGinnis and Jan Patek (half price woohoo). The instructions are "applique in place in a whimsical fashion". I have never heard it phrased this way and I guess it is up to me to decide on "whimsical".

    My hubby thought it was incredibly funny and is waiting for me to be whimsical so he can post a youtube of it. haha.

    Has anyone every gotten an explanation of what a "whimsical fashion" means?

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    I think "whimsical" is a close cousin to "come hither - come yon." All it means is that there is no strict layout and that you should place the pieces where they please you (and your inner child). Have fun.
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    [QUOTE=sweetana3;5764854] My hubby thought it was incredibly funny and is waiting for me to be whimsical so he can post a youtube of it. haha. /QUOTE]

    This made me smile. :-)

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    I think whimsical means you have the freedom to arrange them in any way that appeals to you.

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    Seems kind of incompatible to be directed to be whimsical. I think one of the indicators of whimsy is unpredictability. lol
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    Did you get it from Craft Town? Thats a cute pattern. I think whimsical could also mean the applique stitch it self, (primitive etc.) when you look at the actual pattern pieces. A button hole stitch would be in keeping with that pattern.

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    I guess I am always whimsical because I put things where I want them on a pattern. This is an easy applique because it is simple and the pieces are big and two different women made it to illustrate different styles and choices. The pictures are not big enough to show a stitch but I think Patek uses needle turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY View Post
    Seems kind of incompatible to be directed to be whimsical. I think one of the indicators of whimsy is unpredictability. lol
    Whoosh! This one made my brain itch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Whoosh! This one made my brain itch!
    SNORT!!!!! Hysterical! You are too funny!

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    Hmmm is the placement to be whimsical? The way it is phrased sounds like the act of stitching is supposed to be whimsical. That sounds challenging to me.
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