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Thread: Applique advice sought! (Chicken pics added!)

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    I want to make a quilt similar to this one:

    www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/7907.page

    Here's my question... when you applique do you turn the edges under or to you rely on the staying power of your fusing web and just outline sew (buttonhole, zig zag or satin) around the the pieces???

    I don't think this quilt will get a lot of wash and wear but it won't be hung either... I have so few large walls and almost all of them have furniture positioned against them!

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    I did some applique on a quilt I'm working on for myself, I used the steam a seam lite, I did a blanket stitch by hand around it in black because I like the look but I don't think it will come loose if you make sure you get a good adhesion

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    Whenever I do applique I always did the needle turn technique.

    Beautiful quilt to make Mamagus!!!

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    Check out this link:

    http://quilting.about.com/od/appliqutechniques/Applique_Quilts_Learn_How_to_Applique.htm

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    MamaGus,
    I have done both. I made a quilt w/ fusible about 15 years ago. It has been washed numerous times. It just so happens to be a favorite of the kids/dog. I outlined the fusible pieces w/ a machine zig zag stitch. The edges have begun to finally "roll up".

    In the essence of time, if it won' t be washed, I think you'd be just fine to use fusible w/ an overlocking stitch.

    HTH,

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    I almost always do fusible with machine blanket stitch. I havent had any problems yet with them not staying down. My mother made my 3 girls Sunbonnett Sue quilts when they were little so the quilts are over 20 years old now, I have noticed that there are a few places on them that are coming loose. She used a real heavy satin stitch and its like it perforated the applique piece. But these had a lot of wear and tear and many many washings!

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    Forgot to say, Isnt Marcia's quilt great? I am going to try to do one too. I got some chicken patterns off of this site that Katrine had posted for her Sheep quilt-

    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/chickens.htm

    Some really cute chickens there!!!

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    Thanks for the site. I printed the stars and chicken one right away!

    I am finding LOTS of applique patterns but not too many pieced blocks.

    I'll keep looking!

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    Piece blocks of what? Maybe I can help!!!

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    Chickens,

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    chicken patterns:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore25.html

    http://www.geocities.com/quiltdesigns/Chicken1Pattern.html

    http://www.sandybonsib.com:80/pattern_archive_Jan02.htm

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    Mamagus, I have to say after trying many different ways of appliq. that my favorite is to fuse the cut out pattern of freezer paper to the fabric..iron it shiny side down...then cut 1/4" fabric around the appliq. shape...glue (I love Roxanne's glue)the fabric right on the freezer paper...pin in place. I love the blind hem stitch around the object for I don't want a 'too set' of a piece(or look). When I am almost done w/the stitching...I then remove the paper and finish the stitch around to close. Hope this gives another thought to the process...SKeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Thanks for the site. I printed the stars and chicken one right away!

    I am finding LOTS of applique patterns but not too many pieced blocks.

    I'll keep looking!
    Heres another pieced one

    http://www.qheartland.com/files/Spring_Chicken_Project.pdf

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    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SillyChickenBlock.html
    This is a cute paper pieced chicken
    Dawn

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    Thanks ladies!
    Here are some of my blocks. I made up the pattern for the big blue pieced chicken
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    One more pic... Gus is showing which one he likes best!
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    Wow! What a fun quilt this is going to be!! Love the chickens!:))Skeat

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    OMG!!! Those are so cute!! Great job!!! I love them!

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    I just have to smile when I see thise! Too darned cute for words!

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    I get a pain in my belly when I walk pass school supplies.... am I happy or sad? A mixture I believe.

    I am packing now for a "not going back to school" trip. We fly from Newfoundland Friday morning and spend two days being tourists in Vancouver. A 7 day cruise to Alaska and back. Then 5 days on Vancouver Island before we come home.

    THEN! I get to spend the next year organizing my life!!!! Including getting that sewing room done! I say "year" because I want to put a limit on it or it will drag on forever and I'll never get it done!


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    Well, have a great trip and I love the baby chicks they are so cute looks like they are running from dad. This quilt is going to be adorable.

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    Your blocks are so cute! You've done a great job! Make more!

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    My sister in law would absolutely love that quilt!!! You did an awesome job. I can't wait to see it done. ENjoy your trip!

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    I absolutely ADORE the block w/ the 3 little chicks. It's going to be one fabuous quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Forgot to say, Isnt Marcia's quilt great? I am going to try to do one too. I got some chicken patterns off of this site that Katrine had posted for her Sheep quilt-

    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/chickens.htm

    Some really cute chickens there!!!
    Thanks for the link. Theres so many cute patterns on there

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