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    applique patterns

    Now I am wanting to do another applique quilt. What's a good book to go to? I've done a Fat Cat (Funky Chickens) and loved doing that one and I have done a Sweetheart houses (it's at the quilters). Would love to see some pictures too of your appliqued quilt. I don't do needle turn, just raw edge. Thanks for responses. Oh, and I've done my avatar. LOL. How could I forget that one, it is right in front of me.

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    My favorites are flower applique.
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    bunnyhilldesigns.com is one I like.
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    You can use almost any image for applique. I frequently use children's coloring books to get ideas. If it is a photo, I make several copies, and adjust until I get it the size I want. I have done multiple floral quilts, as well as Sunbonnet Sue, and one with teapots. I am in the process of finishing one called Happy Scrappy Baskets ( I think it was by leatheflea). It didn't appear to have a specific pattern, so I just studied it a lot, and drafted out a similar pattern on graph paper, then added the flowers and leaves from other patterns I already had. The possibilities are almost endless, whatever method of applique you choose to use. So, as the old commercial used to say, "Just Do It"

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    donnajean your quilts are beautiful!. Once you start looking for applique patterns and designs you will see them everywhere. Coloring books are great for children's quilts. Google applique and I will bet you will find more than you ever dreamed. Best wishes on your hunt and quilting. Your avatar is adorable.
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    Here is a link to the QB applique gallery as well. http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums18418.html

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    There are lots of books on Baltimore Album quilts or Celtic designs.
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    You might check craft sites for tole or fabric painting patterns. I used to paint some and have collections of patterns that I have saved...Just in case. lol

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    If you like the 1930's style, the book "Quilting Those Flirty Thirties" is great! I made the one on the cover called "Sweet Pea's Garden and it was lots of fun!
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    Beautiful quilts

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    You are so talented....I cannot do a decent applique....

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    Applique Patterns

    I LOVE hand applique and do a lot of it. This one is for a 3-year-old daughter of a former colleague. The pattern is called "Ballerina Bears" by Old Farmhouse Quilts. I changed the border too. I have googled the company name but find nothing...sorry.
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    Here is a web address that has a lot of applique designs. Enjoy!
    http://weefolkart.com/content/applique-block-homepage

    EDIT: oops I see the site is under construction.
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    Coloring In books are a great source of patterns, you can also google and get free coloring in sheets. My favorite patterns for applique seem to be for children and the two that appeal to me are MoonShine http://www.moonshine-designs.com and Kids Quilts http://www.kidsquilts.com for more mature patterns I like smee designs http://www.smeedesigns.com Moonshine and Smee are Australian Companies and Kids Quilts is a New Zealand Company.
    Almost forgot my local lady Heather's Designs on Kangaroo Island http://www.bay-window.com.au or http://patchworkdesign.co
    Last edited by Suziuki; 05-09-2015 at 12:12 PM.

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    If you like quirky designs like the Funky Chickens, you may like Folk Art Cats. The pattern is still available at The Stitchn' Post ~ http://www.stitchinpost.com/patchwor.../applique.html

    I love this pattern and bought it a couple of years ago. I'm gradually adding the "perfect" fabrics to a container along with the pattern. For some ideas on how others have done this fabulous quilt, please see: https://www.pinterest.com/housedrago...rt-cats-quilt/

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    And just like a coloring book you can copy pictures on material then PAINT them. I did just one and then washed it and put it in the dryer came out beautiful. You can also add embroidery. Very relaxing and something you can do with your children/grandchildren. Let them paint pictures then you can put the blocks together for them. They can even sign the pictures. Save any white cardboard and use it behind the painted quilt block and put it in a frame for mom or grandma.

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    If you like felted wool appliqué I really like these patterns. http://www.theraspberryrabbits.com/dynamic/?page=10

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    You can also check your local library for applique books. Also Dover books are really inexpensive and have a lot of books that you can use for applique. And as someone else said, if you google it you will find more patterns than you can shake a stick at.

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    Don't forget the Dover Books. Their designs are wonderful also.

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