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Old 07-15-2013, 04:13 PM
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I am in the process of piecing my dresden plate quilt. I used 30's repro fabric and made 20 dresdens. Each dresden is sewn to a 13" white block. I added a 2-1/2" yellow sashing around each white block. My final border will be a 5-1/2" of the solid white border.

I envision doing a needle turned appliqué around the white border. My question to you ladies who do needle turn appliqué, can you recommend a good appliqué book for me to purchase with flowers with vines and leaves? I am going to take an appliqué class at my local quilt shop in August and really think the appliqué border will make my quilt outstanding.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:52 PM
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Are you looking for instructions or patterns? Because if you're looking for patterns, there is plenty available on the internet for free.

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:26 PM
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If you want a book, look on the internet and see if you can get a copy of Jeana Kimball's book...Applique Borders: An Added Grace...full of beautiful appliqued borders.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:27 PM
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I just bought this book at half.com. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:24 PM
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I would put applique on the border before joining onto main quilt. This is not usually stated but I prefer to have a small amount of fabric on my knee. You can mark and leave a small section at the corners to use when joining.
I do most of my applique on small sections and sandwich and quilt in these small sections before joining together.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:02 AM
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Carol Armstrong has a number of wonderful applique books on the market- I think I own 4 or 5 of them- I love her work! there are flowers, vines, birds, cats & dogs...lots to choose from in different books- I always turn to one of her books when I need some inspiration for a project. I seem to applique a lot of borders lately- I generally do the bulk of the applique before adding the border to the quilt (much less to manipulate/deal with) then I add the borders and continue the appliques around the corners. it is much easier to just have to work on a corner than a whole border attached to a quilt.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:12 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. I am looking forward to learning this technique and hopefully making this labor intensive quilt a show winner!
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