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    Applique Patterns: Is there anything else out there besides bird & flower patterns?

    I want to learn to machine applique. The books on the market seem to only use birds and flowers. I"M NOT A BIRD & FLOWER KINDA GIRL. Can anyone suggest or point me in the direction of an applique book that has other designs/themes other than the birds & flowers?

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    Check these out. http://www.thimblecottage.com/.

    I just did a quilt by her. Lots of fun applique quilts. The designer's name is Pearl Louise.
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    My friend just made an applique quilt called Merry Merry Snowmen. It's beautiful! I just ordered the block of the month of it. It's laser cut and fused already. You can buy it uncut, also. Just google 'Merry Merry Snowmen and lots of places that sell the kits will show up. You can also just purchase the pattern.
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    I have a book that is beach/ocean stuff...Seascapes by Cheryl Peck..its foundation piecing but you can adapt the shapes to applique.

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    I made 2 qpplique quilts with very specific patterns - guns on one and Armadillos & Butterflies on the other. For the armadillos & butterflies - I googled Armadillo coloring pages (& same for butterfly/butterlies) - searched the coloring pages for ones I liked, printed them, decided on my fabrics, applied fusibles, cut out, fused to fabric, machine appliqued.
    It's a more intimadating thought process to figure it all out than it is to actually do it. Take the step!

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    I plan to make a dresden plate quilt and I will applique it. Probably by machine using a straight stitch. I love birds and flowers. My way of thinking is you can applique anything you can think of.
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    you can applique anything you want. Go geometric for some fun. Do other kinds of animals. How about cars?
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    I'm loving this - http://www.amazon.com/Once-upon-Quil...iry+tale+quilt

    Once Upon a Quilt: Fairy Tales in Fabric by Bonnie Kaster

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    You know, a "flowery" pattern can be updated by your fabric choices. You might find traditional patterns are more to your taste if you use non-traditional materials.

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    If you can trace it, you can applique it. You can look for designs anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    If you can trace it, you can applique it. You can look for designs anywhere.
    Absolutely. If you can't draw you can search for free coloring pages and trace off what ever you want. And free coloring pages exist for just about anything you can think of. A search engine is an appliquer's best friend.

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    Try Fat Cat Patterns http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/. They have a lot of different patterns. I'm doing the free BOM Angels right now.

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    McKenna Ryan has some BEAUTIFUL appliqué patterns and kits.

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    I made a baby quilt some years ago, using a coloring page with a bear and balloons. Unfortunately, did not get a picture before I gave it away, but the little girl dragged that quilt everywhere. The only time the mom could was it was when the baby was fast asleep, lol
    I would agree with the previous poster "... if you can trace it, you can applique it...". I would also add, if you like it, do it.

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    If you love wild life here are two book spirit of the northwoods, a forest of quilts. I have both and love them. And if you like lighthouse get the book lighthouse of New England.
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    I just bought this book

    http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/SIMPLECHOICES.html

    The appliques are big without small pieces, and you only need a few for the quilt. Great for beginners.

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    there are tons of applique quilts---cats, dogs, fish, *McKenna Ryan has a wide assortment* we've done lots & lots of appliques using coloring book pages---you can pretty much applique anything you can find a picture of.
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    Children's coloring books or online pages. I once downloaded a Welsh Dragon and appliqued it to a center medallion for a quilt.

    What's your favorite thing, animal or hobby?

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    i pick a topic, cats, go to bing, and find color pages there. I've done funky cat, cats and dogs, farm, chickens, bugs ect. if you can outline it, you can app it.

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    Try http://www.bunnyhilldesigns.com/stor...s/?category=18 Their designs are Christmas, houses, seasons, houses, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    If you can trace it, you can applique it. You can look for designs anywhere.
    So true lisa! My favorite are the ones you take a photograph of a person and turn it into a appliqued wall hanging. I also like the kitchen appliances one by bee in my bonnet.

    I have seen some with cars, houses, toys, and animals too. Then there is the holiday ones with those fun images. Halloween, Christmas, valentine's day, fourth of July (patriotic), well you get it.
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    It was so cool to see someone recommend Pearl Louise - she is a designer who owns a quilt shop where I live. I'm currently taking a BOM from her that includes piecing and embroidery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovy Pieces View Post
    I"M NOT A BIRD & FLOWER KINDA GIRL.
    I have enjoyed doing the big animals from the Bigfork Bay Cotton company. http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com/qu...1/animals.html

    My wolf is in the second picture. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t184211.html
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    Try www.freeapplique.com Also any free coloring pages. As others have said if you can trace it you can applique it.

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    Somewhere on this site is a fantastic quilt. It was appliquéd and then sent for quilting. Both are wonderful. But no flowers etc unfortunately for me Christmas is a popular theme. I don't do christmas a.
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