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Thread: Learning Applique

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    Junior Member sharkee's Avatar
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    I was at my LQS last Sat and they had the most beautiful appplique quilt called Hop To It by Edyta Sitar and they are offering it as a block of the month class but you need to have applique experience (so I passed for now) so my question for all you wonderful quilters is: What book(s) would you recommend to learn how to hand and machine applique?

    My LQS said that they offer a machine applique class but it is not on the schedule at all during the next quarter and it may not even be offered the following quarter and I'm impatient and want to try to learn NOW.

    Thanks in advance for all your responses

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    I learned to machine applique in a variety of ways with Harriet Hargrave's book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Mach...dp/157120136X/

    Hand applique is very different; I'm sure there are good books and DVDs for that too.

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    I learned to applique with Karen Kaye Buckley. She has a blog and a web site store that has a video for sale. She's great!

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    I will check out her blog, thanks

    I just found her website and blog

    http://www.karenkaybuckley.com/index.php

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbuddy
    I learned to applique with Karen Kaye Buckley. She has a blog and a web site store that has a video for sale. She's great!

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    Do you want to machine or hand applique? They are 2 different techniques.

    There are some good tutes in the tute section and alot of info on the web.

    Here is a link to a good basic machine quilting ebook:

    http://www.americanquilter.com/books...il.php?id=8331

    Here is a link to a good basic hand applique book:

    http://www.abebooks.com/978156477220...1564772209/plp

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    Thanks I went to Patsy Thompson Designs and got Karen's DVD on sale for $23.96. Looks very helpful.

    Peg
    I will have to go check out those links and the tutes. I would love to learn both. I have found that I love hand quilting, it is a lot more relaxing than machine quilting so I think I might also like hand applique

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    Here is the book with the pattern in case you want to see how "hard" it is.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hop-Edyta-Sitar/dp/0981804012
    The best shape to applique for practice is a heart..you get a point, and inside and outside curves (for machine and hand - either works). The Alex Anderson applique books are basic, and to the point with technique. There is also a lot online. Once you find a technique you like, you can branch out from there. I have tried machine applique, needle turn (by hand), freezer paper on top and F Paper on bottom. I love needle turn. It is quick and easy...and portable. Good luck.
    Johanna in WI


    A question for all you wonderful quilters is: What book(s) would you recommend to learn how to hand and machine applique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
    Here is the book with the pattern in case you want to see how "hard" it is.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hop-Edyta-Sitar/dp/0981804012
    The best shape to applique for practice is a heart..you get a point, and inside and outside curves (for machine and hand - either works). The Alex Anderson applique books are basic, and to the point with technique. There is also a lot online. Once you find a technique you like, you can branch out from there. I have tried machine applique, needle turn (by hand), freezer paper on top and F Paper on bottom. I love needle turn. It is quick and easy...and portable. Good luck.
    Johanna in WI
    Harriet Hargrave has a good book that I believe is called "Mastering Machine Applique"

    A question for all you wonderful quilters is: What book(s) would you recommend to learn how to hand and machine applique?

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    I am a new needle turn appliquer. Piece O'Cake Designs "Applique Sampler" book helped me get started. I swear by the tutorial DVD from Pacific Rim Quilts company. You may find this at your library. It's great for visual and explicit instructions. Ofcourse that's if you want to hand stitch apposed to machine stitch methods.

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