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

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

    posted on behalf of fmhall2.

    the attached instructions can be adapted to a number of uses.
    fmhall2 used hers to make a mug rug.

    i can see it stuffed with something scented to make a sache'.
    stuffed as a pin cushion.
    enlarged to make a pillow.
    used as a fused or needleturn applique motif.

    the possibilities are limited only by our imaginations.

    i can't wait to see the photos you post to show us how you used it!

    post them here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...ml#post5829193
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    This looks quite interesting! It will be a fun project!
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    This will be fun, and hopefully I can use up some scraps from paper piecing the Jan block.
    :-)
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    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

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    I will be doning a satin stitche around mine no hand work for me.

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    will be using a interfaceing also on the back of heart befor I start my crazy quilting heart.

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    Is this a block or a Mug rug. I'm not seeing this as a block. It's pretty, but how would you set it with other blocks? Applique?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    Is this a block or a Mug rug. I'm not seeing this as a block. It's pretty, but how would you set it with other blocks? Applique?
    that's one part of the challenge - to choose how to use the heart once it's made.
    as stated, fmhall2 used hers to make a mug rug.
    i applied mine to a background using a satin stitch.

    there are countless methods for applique.
    i think there are several in our own Tutorials section: http://www.quiltingboard.com/sitemap/f-10.html

    a quick google or you tube search should bring up lots of tutorials to choose from.

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    Good idea, I used paper piecing foundation but I'm going to remove the paper and use Heat & Bond, then stitch around the edges.

    Quote Originally Posted by JuanitaBean View Post
    will be using a interfaceing also on the back of heart befor I start my crazy quilting heart.
    :-)
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    I can't wait to get started! I don't know what it's going to be when I'm finished but I've never paper pieced anything and this gives me a place to start. Yes I can!
    Thanks for the block!
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    I don't know how to start. Could someone tell me? I haven't been quilting long so lots of things are really new to me.
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    Sweet..I was in need of a new PP project for my small PP sewing group.

    for easy applique turn under - I have sewn interfacing on the finished block (right side down) all away around, trim to 1/4" then cut a slit in the center and turn and press and it ready to sew on what every you want.

    i hope you can understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkling Lake View Post
    I don't know how to start. Could someone tell me? I haven't been quilting long so lots of things are really new to me.
    read the instructions. they explain everything in step-by-step detail.
    grab some scraps if you have any.
    if you don't have any scraps, shop for fat quarters or fat eighths.
    you'd get enough fabric from either of those to make more than one heart.

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    Hmmm, the finished hearts look great. For some reason nothing opens when I click on the attachment. Help please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Hmmm, the finished hearts look great. For some reason nothing opens when I click on the attachment. Help please?
    if a setting is off in either your browser or your adobe acrobat reader, you might need to download the instructions file first and then open it.

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    Ideas are just swimming around in my head for many uses of this heart. For a block, I may hand applique to a block background after adding a black bias edge. I like the look of the mug rug with the dark binding. I also make pieces of crazy quilt fabrics with my tiny scraps (sewn by hand for a lap project) and might just cut a heart out of a piece of that. My pieces will be much smaller than these so might lend themselves to a smaller heart and block. Who knows what I will end up with - I have loads of small scraps. The larger ones go into hand-pieced samplers (at least that is the plan). One is almost done but it has taken me 1 1/2 years so far. Maybe this is a better way to use up those scraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    if a setting is off in either your browser or your adobe acrobat reader, you might need to download the instructions file first and then open it.

    I usually don't have any problem opening things on my laptop or my desktop but neither of them will open. Maybe I will have to sit this one out or make up my own pp heart.

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    I use Firefox and was able to open it just fine. You may have to update your Adobe Acrobat Reader if you haven't done that lately.

    I started it as a crazy patch, got #1 and #2 sewn on, and also 3 & 4, but when I got to #5, I had a problem because it requires sewing to #1 as well as #4. Then I read the directions where it said to sew 3,4, & 5 together first, then sew them to #1 & 2. Now, if you sew 3,4 & 5 together, how are you supposed to sew them to #1 & 2?

    Is this a pattern that's supposed to be done by hand using needle-turn applique? I'm trying to sew mine on the machine.
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    Thanks Pat. I have the latest download for Adobe Acrobat Reader and it is not letting open it. (: Sadness!

    Linda

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    Thank you!!!! It's beautiful! I would like to make a large one for the center of my table!!! Can't wait to start it!!!

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    It is taking forever to download so I will use your done projects to design and do mine. Thanks for the pictures.
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    This looks fun, so I decided to join in. I figured I'll start with the Feb. block and catch up with Jan. later. Crazy patch has always been a challenge for me...and that apparently hasn't changed. I cannot do this block! Waaaaa...help? I cannot figure out how to attach piece #5. Am I suppose to cut this pattern up into small chunks? Tried that and still cannot get 3-4-5 to attach to 1-2 without raw edges. *sigh*

    I'd appreciate any help. Thanks! (this smiley face may turn into a crying face...)
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    <.....still cannot get pieces 3-4-5 to attach.......>>>

    Sew pieces 3-4-5 together, observe where the line is to attach to pieces 1-2 put face to face... sew... viola!
    Last edited by Sheepshed; 02-03-2013 at 02:47 PM.

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    Ok, i'll give that a try. Thanks, Sheep.
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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.
    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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