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Thread: Is applique like a second-level quilting skill?

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    Wow, you guys are never short on support! lol! Amma had a good idea - to check youtube for tutorials.

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    OK, I found a lot of tutorials on this board. I found out what needle turning was!

    Do a search for applique and lots of info pops up!

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    I love appliqueing, I have manly done on the sewing machine, but I am a teaching my self to quilt, and I like to sew 2 pieces of fabric together, and making a small slit in the back of on, and turn it right side out, it looks needle turned, and is easy to do. God bless. PS.. your snowman is very cute. and I love the cat wall hanging, and I would love to see the other one finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    some people do applique their very first quilting project. there are beginner applique patterns just like beginner other patterns. if you want to do applique jump in and do applique, you do not have to reach any certain level to try something new. if all you do is beginner/pieced quilts how will you learn anything new?
    My very first was a small applique wall quilt. I did cheat and enlarged the pattern 200% so I could manage it easier. It will be back on my sewing room wall after I wash the yellow marks off it. This is the first time in over 14 years that it has been washed. I will try and get a pic for you to see tomorrow if the camera batteries are still good.

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    do what you like the look of ----get some tutorials--you tube is great for this ---ask questions no question is silly / stupid---start with a small project --do not expect perfection right off----do it

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    Needle turn is beautiful and elegant. If you see a quilt that is a prize winner, it is needle turn. You can just about bet on it. I do freezer paper but after awhile I revert to needle turn because freezer paper is just one more step I don't really need to do. When doing needle turn, about every 3-4 stitch, snug the stitch so it isn't leaving the stitches too loose. But don't pull so hard that it dimples the edge. if it does, turn it over to the back side and use the back of the needle to loosen the stitch just a bit. then turn and continue. It took me 17 months to do a Hawaiian quilt using the needle turn method, so I know that method and fall back on it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    some people do applique their very first quilting project. there are beginner applique patterns just like beginner other patterns. if you want to do applique jump in and do applique, you do not have to reach any certain level to try something new. if all you do is beginner/pieced quilts how will you learn anything new?
    My very first was a small applique wall quilt. I did cheat and enlarged the pattern 200% so I could manage it easier. It will be back on my sewing room wall after I wash the yellow marks off it. This is the first time in over 14 years that it has been washed. I will try and get a pic for you to see tomorrow if the camera batteries are still good.
    The one on your "picture" is a beautiful appliqué, did you do it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshawii
    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    some people do applique their very first quilting project. there are beginner applique patterns just like beginner other patterns. if you want to do applique jump in and do applique, you do not have to reach any certain level to try something new. if all you do is beginner/pieced quilts how will you learn anything new?
    My very first was a small applique wall quilt. I did cheat and enlarged the pattern 200% so I could manage it easier. It will be back on my sewing room wall after I wash the yellow marks off it. This is the first time in over 14 years that it has been washed. I will try and get a pic for you to see tomorrow if the camera batteries are still good.
    Yes I did it ALL. It took me 3 years to complete and it is the only big hand quilted quilt I have done. It was for my mum and she loves it but will not put it on her bed. She has 2 little chihuahuas and is afraid that their nails will rip the stitches. Thanks for the compliment.

    The one on your "picture" is a beautiful appliqué, did you do it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by mshawii
    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    some people do applique their very first quilting project. there are beginner applique patterns just like beginner other patterns. if you want to do applique jump in and do applique, you do not have to reach any certain level to try something new. if all you do is beginner/pieced quilts how will you learn anything new?
    My very first was a small applique wall quilt. I did cheat and enlarged the pattern 200% so I could manage it easier. It will be back on my sewing room wall after I wash the yellow marks off it. This is the first time in over 14 years that it has been washed. I will try and get a pic for you to see tomorrow if the camera batteries are still good.
    Yes I did it ALL. It took me 3 years to complete and it is the only big hand quilted quilt I have done. It was for my mum and she loves it but will not put it on her bed. She has 2 little chihuahuas and is afraid that their nails will rip the stitches. Thanks for the compliment.

    The one on your "picture" is a beautiful appliqué, did you do it??
    Well I don't blame her for her concern about those nails ripping it. Too bad that it can't be seen tho. Can she hang it on the wall above the bed or somewhere where it can be seen and appreciated. Hummm :?: :?: :?:

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    .[/quote]Yes I did itALL. It took me 3 years to complete and it is the only big hand quilted quilt I have done. It was for my mum and she loves it but will not put it on her bed. She has 2 little chihuahuas and is afraid that their nails will rip the stitches. Thanks for the compliment.

    The one on your "picture" is a beautiful appliqué, did you do it??[/quote][/quote]

    Well I don't blame her for her concern about those nails ripping it. Too bad that it can't be seen tho. Can she hang it on the wall above the bed or somewhere where it can be seen and appreciated. Hummm :?: :?: :?:[/quote]
    Mum has the wall to hang it but she is 83 and room has high ceilings and even I cannot reach up high enough. She prefers to have it in her cupboard so she can bring it out every so often to show it off. Mum would never let strangers into her bedroom.I am very proud of That quilt. Even some of my Aunts liked it when they first saw it. They were in on the secret in the beginning too and they also told me I did do a great job. My youngest Aunt got a Dresden Plate quilt in her favorite color--All different pinks. The SIL who just lost her husband on Saturday likes red. I am thinking about doing her a quilt for her bed but I will have to work out what will go best for her.

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