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    I love trying new quilting techniques.

    I have recently completed a French Roses quilt top. It was such fun to do.
    I loved the soft edge way to applique. I've also made the flannel strip quilt
    as you go. And I had fun doing that, as well.
    What are some of your favorite new techniques? I am in the mood for a new
    experience.
    Sandy

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    New to me... paper piecing. Just love it and going to try applique next

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    I'm going to be taking classes over the next few months in paper piecing and a quilt class using kaleidoscope techniques. Exciting!!

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    I don't know if this is a technique, but I've sure had fun with the Lilltle Twister ruler today.
    Holly

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    I'm addicted to Twister's. Heck, just look at my avatar for my most recent one. I also like the new Creative Grids double triangle rulers. That isn't the real name of the rulers, but one end is a 60 degree triangle and the other has a 45 degree one. If I was home I'd give the exact name. There are even books that were introduced at Quilt Market that go with the ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    I'm addicted to Twister's. Heck, just look at my avatar for my most recent one. I also like the new Creative Grids double triangle rulers. That isn't the real name of the rulers, but one end is a 60 degree triangle and the other has a 45 degree one. If I was home I'd give the exact name. There are even books that were introduced at Quilt Market that go with the ruler.
    Uncle Sam is so cute! And he is a twister??? Your pattern, or where did you get it (if you don't mind sharing)?

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    So far, with every quilt I've made I've tried at least one new technique (I've only been quilting about 5 years). The quilt I'm working on now I'll be doing applique (new to me).

    I think my favorite technique that I plan on incorporating more into my quilts is thread painting. I just love it and I find that it came quite easy to me. In a perfect world, I would have 6 or more identical machines set up to FMQ each with a different thread color so I could just move my quilt from one machine to another and not have to change thread too often I would love to make a "whole cloth" quilt from nothing but thread painting.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    that would be a perfect world ;-)
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    You may enjoy fabric folding. I have 2 books on the topic. The photos are gorgeous and the technique is challenging.

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    I have doe a wall hanging with the folded method and it sure is fun and seemed quick to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    You may enjoy fabric folding. I have 2 books on the topic. The photos are gorgeous and the technique is challenging.
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    embellishing with foil and glitter, want to do beads as well, bargello is fun, PP, curved piecing

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    I've done PPing, and applique, but not thread painting or curved piecing. Have to get some info on these procedures.

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    I have just started doing appliqué by hand. Doing the Free Craftsy Block of the Month has allowed me to try new techniques that I would have never tried. If you aren't doing the Cfaftsy BOM, you might want to check out the new skills you can learn there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr View Post
    Uncle Sam is so cute! And he is a twister??? Your pattern, or where did you get it (if you don't mind sharing)?


    I would love to know too. Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl View Post
    I've done PPing, and applique, but not thread painting or curved piecing. Have to get some info on these procedures.
    I find curved piecing kind of fun to do (yes, I'm weird). Just make sure your pieces are really cut exactly & use LOTS of pins. Other than that, it's easy! I'm hankering to do another 1930's "Drunkard's Path" just posting this!
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    I want to try lined or innerfaced applique. I like to do needle turn so I think that technique might be fun, too. We'll see... I also want to try adding a flange to a quilt. That's not a "technique" per se, but...
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    Where would I find the Craftys BOM please?

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    I love the strip tubing technique. It is quick and easy and produces amazing results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    You may enjoy fabric folding. I have 2 books on the topic. The photos are gorgeous and the technique is challenging.

    Will you share the names of the books? I found a japenese folding/piecing book at the library that I thought was interesting. I'm always on the hunt for interesting books.

    Thanks,
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    Sashiko and Origami techniques for applique. The techniques produce 3D applique which is really cool.

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    go to Craftsy.com and you'll find it there.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl View Post
    Where would I find the Craftys BOM please?

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    I love new quilting techniques too. I take every workshop/class offered in my area. My last class was the Mono Bag class. My DD loved it and now all her co workers wants one. I told her to quit taking items I make for her to work. LOL. I don't have time to repeat making items, too many new ones to learn to make. The Mondo bag is a good money maker if you sew to sell.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr View Post
    Uncle Sam is so cute! And he is a twister??? Your pattern, or where did you get it (if you don't mind sharing)?
    Grammatjr, the pattern is my own. There are two sizes included in the pattern. His full body and also a portrait one. PM me for further info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey1 View Post
    I would love to know too. Thanks so much!
    Mickey1, yes, he is a Twister quilt. PM me for further info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I find curved piecing kind of fun to do (yes, I'm weird). Just make sure your pieces are really cut exactly & use LOTS of pins. Other than that, it's easy! I'm hankering to do another 1930's "Drunkard's Path" just posting this!
    I purchased a "Curve Master" foot for doing curves. I'm having some plexi-glass templates cut by a local glass company for a variation on the New York Beauty (no points, just 3 different fabrics per block). I made a practice piece (to see if my templates were right) (using John Deere fabric) and it went fabulous. No pins, no puckering and quick. Easy, peasy!! Now I'm thinking about doing a "Drunkard's Path".
    Dolly

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