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Thread: found a new designer-working with wools -modern not folk art(y)

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    found a new designer-working with wools -modern not folk art(y)

    for all of you interested in working with wools/ different textiles/textures and or punch needle projects- i came across a new designer who is creating some really nice (modern) quilts that may appeal. I receive questions all the time from (new wool users) who really want something a little more modern than the (norm) flowers, folk art type wool patterns- this designer has some pretty nice ones

    www.hallbrookdesigns.com
    she has a blog and web site & is offering patterns
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    she has some beautiful quilts and patterns. Thank You.
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    mark Twain

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    Beautiful patterns. I used to do the punchneedles over 20 yrs ago. A few years ago I bought some stuff to get back into it but couldn't find any books or instructions on it. I have forgotten all that I had learned. So it sits in my sewing room with it's own little drawer while I embroider, quilt and sew all around it. I didn't see any tutorials on this site either but she does have patterns that are pretty.
    Judy

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    Interesting. Thanks for the the link.

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    Beautiful patterns.
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    Sue Spargo also has a different take on wool applique. She uses lots of bright wools and some extraordinary appliqueing.

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    Once upon a long time ago, I sold Pretty Punch supplies. I never thought of using pearl cotton to punch with, as PP used yarns. Hmmmm! I might have to dig some of my old supplies out and give it a whirl. Thanks for the link to this site and refreshing my memory.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    a group of ladies I'm with are forming a wool applique group, and I will definitly give this site out to them. I love her patterns.
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    OH I'm so excited about this website - Thank you Thank you! I love the punchneedle quilts! All of the patterns are beautiful.

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    Thanks so much for this site. I've done some punch needle, but never thought of incorporating them into a mini quilt!

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    i too did 'pretty punch' 20+ years ago....and we used a yarn...the needles have changed a bit since then- and now people are using embroidery floss instead of yarn- making some really (detailed) pictures. I purchased a set of (new) needles a couple years ago but have not done anything with them- now that i've found Missie's site I may just have to *jump in * make something new!
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    Just last week I bought a punchneedle. I am not sure I want to make a whole punchneedle project, but I do want to learn how to make flowers to incorporate into my applique quilts for texture. I have used several different methods and want to make a wallhanging using different techniques in each block. If you have any suggestions or hints for me, I will be watching this thread. One question I have is: do I have to use weavers cloth or can I use regular quilting cotton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    Just last week I bought a punchneedle. I am not sure I want to make a whole punchneedle project, but I do want to learn how to make flowers to incorporate into my applique quilts for texture. I have used several different methods and want to make a wallhanging using different techniques in each block. If you have any suggestions or hints for me, I will be watching this thread. One question I have is: do I have to use weavers cloth or can I use regular quilting cotton?
    I don't know about regular quilting cottons but i've done punch needle designs on inexpensive muslin a few times- I would think most any 'even-weave' cotton will work- you don't want a really tight weave (a batik may not be a good idea) I would experiment a bit- but remember- the fabric does not show-so don't waste any quilting cottons you may wish you had later- i found muslin works really well.
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