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Old 07-30-2008, 02:49 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 02:59 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 04:37 AM
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Whenever I do applique I always did the needle turn technique.

Beautiful quilt to make Mamagus!!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:34 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 05:56 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 06:02 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 06:06 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 08:19 AM
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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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Old 07-30-2008, 12:56 PM
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Chickens,
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