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Thread: Folk Art Applique

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    Folk Art Applique

    Am looking for patterns for folk art type farm scenes...animals, barns, etc. Anyone have ideas of where I should look??
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    http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/pro...medium=froogle


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    http://weefolkart.com/?q=node/250
    Here are two I found.

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    Don't laugh, check out children's coloring books. I used to do Stained Glass, many years ago and this was recommended to me. There are a lot of simple patterns available that are easy to trace. Good luck!

    Maybe check on the Williamsburg, VA website. They might have some theme coloring books that have pictures in the mode you are looking for.
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    Try charity shops (Goodwill) for Folk Art books look for ones with the topic you are after, they have the line patterns which you can enlarge and also the colours which would help with fabric choices. I use mine for floral designs for painted cushions and lamp shades.

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    old coloring books had nice pictures
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Thanks so much!!!!
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    cute- thanks
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    Woodworking books have patterns of just about everything. They would be a lot like color books. These can be found for low prices at half.com, flea markets, etc. Or go to library and copy what you like.

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    Have you tried searching google images? I find a lot of great designs for free, and I love that they are scalable, so I can size very easily.

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    Some simple shapes can be found in cookie cutters. As someone already suggested, woodworking patterns for the scroll saw may have simple shapes too. Try looking for a wooden puzzle of barn yard animals at Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Ordered the book - thanks
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    http://cheryl.thisbe.org/Patterns.html
    http://www.folkartlife.com/patterns.shtml


    This should help you start on that quilt! Happy quilting! ;-)
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    visit:
    Sue Spargo
    Primative Gatherings
    wool Central
    the Cotton Patch Quilt Shoppe (in East Tawas, MI)

    there are hundreds- these are a few i visit frequently-
    the cotton patch has opened a new division run by the owner & her sister concentrating on wool applique & primatives- you can find a link on the main web site
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    check out the fatcatpatterns website, she has applique designs for free, including farm animals, etc., is doing chickens right now as BOMs, they are very folksy, check out the different 'chapters', saw Some Bunny and Mimi (cow) in the Baby tab, Bullfrog and Saving Stash (pigs) in Childrens (also Tractor and pickup, and I think a flying pig too), turkey in the Holiday tab, farmhouse in the Be My Neighbor BOM ... a good start and don't forget to read her blog, she is a hoot! some of the stunts her family has pulled over the years ... well, better to read them alone so no one thinks you're demented when you start sniggering and then do a magnificent spit take ... enjoy!
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    Thanks to all for answering this --- I have a good start on finding the right pictures!
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