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    Apple Core

    Has anyone made an apple core quilt? My niece wants me to make her one. Any suggestions?

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    Here is a tute that was posted on the board

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...d-t175506.html

    I have never made one so sorry can't help
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    I asked for the Apple Core die for my Accuquilt Go for Christmas and got it - sooo, I have one planned just haven't started it yet. I also bought a Curvemaster foot for my sewing machine to help sew those perfect curves. I love me an apple core quilt! Missouri Star Quilt Company has their Apple core template as their daily deal right now. It is priced at $8.88 http://www.missouriquiltco.com/deal-a-day
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    I've made two, one the hard way and one the easy way, IMO.

    1. Curved piecing. If you do it this way, it's recommended that you put the convex piece on top of the concave piece, then sew the curves, which is fine when you're sewing the blocks together into rows, but when you sew the rows together, it means sewing it one patch at a time, then pulling it out of the machine, flipping it, and sewing another single patch, then flipping it again. What a pain. If you want to piece the curves, I recommend sewing the patches into blocks of 4x4 or something similar to start with, instead of long rows.

    2. Applique. I found this way to be MUCH easier and less frustrating. I made a heat-resistant template, painted the seam allowances of the top and bottom (aka convex) curves of the patches with starch, and pressed them. Then I laid them on top of the seam allowance of the concave edges of the patches and stitched. You can use a blanket stitch or do a straight top stitch.

    I hope this makes sense - I can add photos if that would make it easier to understand.

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    I took the template to the glass cutter and had him cut me one in the same plexi as our quilting rulers. Then layered my fabric and zipped around that template lickety-split with a small rotary cutter.

    Then it's just patience to get those curves stitched together. And if you're not in the right frame of mind ... walk away, for a day that you are!
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    Applecore is on my bucket list-Scrappy of course!

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    2. Applique. I found this way to be MUCH easier and less frustrating. I made a heat-resistant template, painted the seam allowances of the top and bottom (aka convex) curves of the patches with starch, and pressed them. Then I laid them on top of the seam allowance of the concave edges of the patches and stitched. You can use a blanket stitch or do a straight top stitch.

    I would not have thought of this. I haven't done an apple core quilt because I was concerned out sewing the rows together. This solves that!

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    Love your idea. ?...this is like raw edge appl, right? So zig zag would be great way to fininsh the raw edge? Just love your idea.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    Sue..sent a pm to you in error. Not enough coffe yet in my system.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    on my list for a good handpiecing project when I finish Jo Morton's Snowball Harvest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Time and patience
    That's for sure! I got out my Accuquilt die and cut some today and pieced a few together with and without my Curvemaster foot. When I went to sew my rows together, I couldn't get the seams to match. Oh, well. . .I tried! It hasn't beat me yet, just going to put it away until I get some other projects done!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschunks View Post
    Has anyone made an apple core quilt? My niece wants me to make her one. Any suggestions?
    Here is one that I made a few years ago. I think I downloaded a pattern off the internet. I don't remember where I got it from. It is all hand pieced, and hand quilted. I am in the process of cutting out the pieces for another one. One suggestion would be to check your pattern before you cut all your pieces. I didn't check my pattern. I cut out all the pieces first, then when I started to sew them together, the two ends weren't quite right, and I had to nibble a little off each apple core to get them to fit. I made sure to check the pattern this time.

    I think on the next one, I will also sew the apple cores together for the width of the quilt, then add the rows together. With this one, I believe I sewed 4 together at a time to make a block, then joined them together in rows, then joined the rows together. I think that is why the placement of some of the material isn't as "random" as it was supposed to be.

    Other than that, all I can say is "enjoy". This is a fun "take along" project. You will be surprised at how fast it gets completed.
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