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    Bonnie, it appears to me that you appliqued the pumpkin and stars thru your top fabric, batting and the backing. Applique is attached to the top only before making the sandwich of the three layers. Perhaps this could be the problem with your stitches. I can see on the back side that your stitches are evenly spaced and the same size. This is a good thing. What are your thoughts about the three layer thing? Suz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz
    Bonnie, it appears to me that you appliqued the pumpkin and stars thru your top fabric, batting and the backing. Applique is attached to the top only before making the sandwich of the three layers. Perhaps this could be the problem with your stitches. I can see on the back side that your stitches are evenly spaced and the same size. This is a good thing. What are your thoughts about the three layer thing? Suz
    Thanks for the comment about the back stitches being evenly spaced. :) They normally aren't. I appliqued the top before sandwiching it. The stitches you see on the back are the "hand quilting" that I did for the piece. The problem with my stitching in this piece is multiple. I should have used a heavier thread and/or pulled it tighter. Keeping it tighter so that it didn't "loosen up" when I went to the second stitch. It still is a lot better than previous attempts.

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    Ok Suz: I'm starting to look at fabric and for a heart pattern. I found this and thought I'd post it in case somebody else needed it.

    http://www.momsbreak.com/printable/u...rt_Stencil.pdf

    It has different size hearts on the page so thought that was good.

    I'll post a pix of the fabric when I get it decided. Oh yeah, just wanted to say that now I've read through the instructions more carefully, it doesn't seem as intimidating. :) I'm going to give the 20 hearts a try. Anybody else with me?

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    Ok. Here is my fabric for the group project that Suz posted. I decided not to go with traditional heart fabric. Instead I went with warm colors that were in my stash already. So there is a goldish one that will help to lighten it up, some stars, etc. Perhaps I'll call it winter hearts or something.

    Whatcha think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonniFeltz
    Ok. Here is my fabric for the group project that Suz posted. I decided not to go with traditional heart fabric. Instead I went with warm colors that were in my stash already. So there is a goldish one that will help to lighten it up, some stars, etc. Perhaps I'll call it winter hearts or something.

    Whatcha think?
    Ok guys. Here is the layout for those 20 hearts. I swapped out the lightest fabric with the one that is left side bottom row.

    They are scrunched up so that I could take the picture. The actual fabric looks better, of course, but I scanned each fabric and cut out the hearts and laid them out according to Suz' plan. This way I could see if they would all mesh together.

    I will probably put them on a cream colored background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbridges22
    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    Sorry, have not been ignoring you, just got back from my quilt retreat. Will try to do heart place mat, I have until the 12 of November, correct?
    Hugs, Lucinda

    Bonni I love your pumpkin, Great job would like to see a close up.
    QUILTERS RETREAT!Why wasn't I invited?I live in Oregon and would have gone,huh!
    It was in Tillamook, I posted it a couple of months ago, I am so sorry that you missed the post, it was the first time I went to this one and was blown away at how wonderful it was. It was in Rockaway actually, and you stayed at the camp, food was provided,and a place to sleep. Went with two of my friends. It's small, compared to Sister's, but very family-like. They have quite a selection of classes to take, with a good variety of skill levels. I took a class in Lady of the lake feathered star, it was definitely above my skill level, but I did learn quite a bit. My second class was called Cinco de Mayo, and it was a fancy many arced New york Beauty, and I absolutely loved the two day class, which I got to take with one of my friends. I had a blast combining colors, and paper piecing all the arcs. I only got 1 1/2 blocks finished. Did I tell you NYB is my fav. block. They have held this particular Quilter's retreat for 19 years. They even have people that have been to all 19 retreats. An the last night they have show and tell. A great time was had by all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgmoby
    I'm new to appliqué, and am just learning. I've been trying out different techniques and searching for tutorials to help me. Anyone interested in me posting some of the ones I find?

    I started out with a project that is like 3 pictures of flowers in vases, all separate blocks. The first one is a starter level, the second one intermediate, and the third one quite a bit harder. Then you sew all 3 together for a wall-hanging. The picture is lovely...the applique...well, I'm learning :) I'm on the second picture, and have restarted 3 times :(

    In addition, I have a wall-hanging of TX with some cute stuff (hat, boots, coyote) around it that is a fusible machine appliqué. So I've got both projects going on at once (one for the TV, the other for the sewing room) and am learning and making lots of mistakes.

    On the picture project, I can't seem to get flower petal edges that ripple to look nice. I've tried freezer paper/starch, needle turn, back basting and none of them are great. I don't know how to get the petal edge ripples to look good as I'm stitching them down. They seem to bulk up or get too pointy instead of being flowing curves. It's a hump, dip, hump, dip, hump on a small piece of fabric, maybe 1" wide. Then it's combined with 5 others petals with the same edging to create the flower. Any hints here, I would really appreciate...I just can't seem to get it!

    Sorry to be so long-winded...I just have so much to say, and learn, on this topic :)

    Have a wonderful day!
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    Have you tried the old garment makers thing of clipping/notching your curves just a tiny bit. It might relax it or cause it to be less bulky.

    I personally like needle turn best. But have found on really small pieces fusing is a must however you then have to sew the edges too which I dislike sometimes, so I wait til my mood is right :lol:
    I recently tried reverse applique' for the first time, fun. But I am working on a blended applique' piece which is very challenging. When I finish (if) I will try to remember to post a picture.

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    I'm doing my first applique which is quite a project. I don't seem to ever be interested in starting slowly. Anyhow, the only part that seems to be giving me trouble is the very tiny pieces that are less than 1/2 inch that are not circles. I'm using the template on back side and press technique. Is there a better way besides patience? What techniques are best for what type of shape or so you use whatever you feel comfortable with?

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    I cut them out on fabric now and actually laid them out on my flannel board in my office (they don't know it is a flannel board or what I use it for--grins).

    This is the pix layout with the roughly cut hearts. Over lunch hour I will start to cut out the hearts and probably heat n bond them to the background fabric. I was "told" to do the blanket stitch on them from a friend since they like it better than needle turn. It's my fault...I DID say that I need to work on that stitch more.
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    Quiltbuddy, when I do very small pieces, I reduce the seam allowance and do needleturn. This reduces bulk and the edges turn easier. Don't forget to use the toothpick or sandwich pick. Be patient.

    Bonnie, the fabric selection is wonderful. I know you can do a great job appliqueing since you have had so much practice.

    I am anxious to hear how everything progresses. I plan to select my fabrics today and get started also.

    Suz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz
    Quiltbuddy, when I do very small pieces, I reduce the seam allowance and do needleturn. This reduces bulk and the edges turn easier. Don't forget to use the toothpick or sandwich pick. Be patient.

    Bonnie, the fabric selection is wonderful. I know you can do a great job appliqueing since you have had so much practice.

    I am anxious to hear how everything progresses. I plan to select my fabrics today and get started also.

    Suz
    Thanks Suz. I don't have EQ or anything but then I figured if I scanned in the fabric and printed it out, I could see how they looked together. It helped I think in this one. I will be attaching them to a cream muslim that will be 6.5" since I have a ruler that size. I'll trim it down after appliqueing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonniFeltz
    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Hi, everyone!

    Can I join you guys? I think I posted on this thread when it first started, but haven't been back.

    I'm starting a new quilt, hand appliqued, with the needle turn method. I've tried all kinds of other ways, but the plain old needle turn under is easiest for me. I know a lot of people don't like it, but it just works better for me. I don't know why.

    I love to sit in the evenings with my family watching tv, and work on some hand applique.

    This is the quilt I'm starting, I LOVE it! Its like a modern Baltimore Album quilt, I think.

    Here's the link:

    http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...-of-the-month/

    Its a block of the month by Erin Russek, but she still has all the patterns up for each month. They are on block 10, but I'm just now starting. There are 12 blocks, with an additional center medallion type block.

    She has already put up pics of the 2011 BOM, and its awesome, too!
    I love that! Thanks for sharing the link with us. Please make sure to post pictures when you get the blocks done.
    Oh do you think a bignner can do these? This exactly what I have been dieing to start.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Wow Stefanib123 that is going to be a lovely quilt please share pics.

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    Karen, that is such a lovely quilt! You do beautiful work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Hi, everyone!

    Can I join you guys? I think I posted on this thread when it first started, but haven't been back.

    I'm starting a new quilt, hand appliqued, with the needle turn method. I've tried all kinds of other ways, but the plain old needle turn under is easiest for me. I know a lot of people don't like it, but it just works better for me. I don't know why.

    I love to sit in the evenings with my family watching tv, and work on some hand applique.

    This is the quilt I'm starting, I LOVE it! Its like a modern Baltimore Album quilt, I think.

    Here's the link:

    http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...-of-the-month/

    Its a block of the month by Erin Russek, but she still has all the patterns up for each month. They are on block 10, but I'm just now starting. There are 12 blocks, with an additional center medallion type block.

    She has already put up pics of the 2011 BOM, and its awesome, too!
    Oh, my goodness! Thanks for reminding me! I started down loading these at the beginning of the year and then forgot about them! I am so glad they are still up!

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    Nope, no offense here... have been a little under the weather with allergies and am SO behind with everything. I think it sounds like a super project, and as soon as I get back up and running, I intend to try your suggestion. I have plenty of fabric in my stash... oops, I mean my Fabricology Research Center... so it shouldn't be a problem to come up with just the perfect fabric. Thanks for your time and effort! I haven't figured out yet how to post pictures (duh!), but when I do, you may be sorry you asked!

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    First heart done. verdict is still out on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonniFeltz
    Quote Originally Posted by Suz
    Quiltbuddy, when I do very small pieces, I reduce the seam allowance and do needleturn. This reduces bulk and the edges turn easier. Don't forget to use the toothpick or sandwich pick. Be patient.

    Bonnie, the fabric selection is wonderful. I know you can do a great job appliqueing since you have had so much practice.

    I am anxious to hear how everything progresses. I plan to select my fabrics today and get started also.

    Suz
    Thank you for your response. I'm close to having four blocks done. I will try to post a picture soon. I'm too busy having fun.
    Thanks Suz. I don't have EQ or anything but then I figured if I scanned in the fabric and printed it out, I could see how they looked together. It helped I think in this one. I will be attaching them to a cream muslim that will be 6.5" since I have a ruler that size. I'll trim it down after appliqueing.

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    Glad to read that somebody else is doing this with me. I was at our local quilt shop at lunch and bought a couple of fat quarters to see if I'd like them with the project. Here is a picture of them. I finished appliqueing one heart but am thinking of redoing it. I didn't like how the thread felt. Am now thinking perhaps I'll use my embroidery floss to do the blanket stitch in.

    Anyway, I'm taking a survey. Which color, green or red should I use with the heart applique project. You can see the colors of the heart around each of those two. It will probably be a sashing and/or border (perhaps even backing) depending on how soon I want to finish it.
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    Oh dear! I almost had a breakdown. I didn't like AT ALL when I did the blanket stitch around the first heart. I tore it out once even after 5 stitches. Tonight I took another heart and started to blanket stitch around it using embroidery thread instead of the dual thread I had started with. I am liking this now A LOT more. This won't be torn out.

    How is everybody doing on their projects? Should I shut up about my trials and tribulations? :) If you get tired of me ranting and raving, just let me know. No offense will be taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alondra
    Nope, no offense here... have been a little under the weather with allergies and am SO behind with everything. I think it sounds like a super project, and as soon as I get back up and running, I intend to try your suggestion. I have plenty of fabric in my stash... oops, I mean my Fabricology Research Center... so it shouldn't be a problem to come up with just the perfect fabric. Thanks for your time and effort! I haven't figured out yet how to post pictures (duh!), but when I do, you may be sorry you asked!
    Alondra I sure hope you are feeling better and I love your "Fabricology Research Center" I would steal the phase from you but I would never remember that lol.

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    Bonni, I would go with the red. The green is pretty but seems to Christmassy to me. :)

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    No Bonni hearing your trails & tribs make me feel so much better. Thanks for sharing I really need to select fabrics this weekend and get busy on this.

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    I feel pretty good today. Had lunch with Connie and I showed her how I was doing the blanket stitch. She liked it better than how she was taught. YAY me! :) The voting between green and red was close but green won out by a couple of votes. The green will still look pretty on it.

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    By next week I should have all my hearts appliqued on to the muslin. The squares are just small enough to fit into my hand easily as well as the 3" hearts. It's good to work on while watching tv or at the computer. :) How is everybody else doing?

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