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Thread: Incorporating celtic designs

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    Does anybody know how I can incorporate a lot of celtic designs that I have saved on my computer. The simplest way would be preferred as I am a very new quilter.

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    Barbara


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    I think the easiest way would be to use fusible bias tape. I haven't tried it, but have seen some spectacular results of friends that did.

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    sue

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    I think you'll need to go with paper piecing because celtic designs are usually too detailed to use conventional patchwork piecing. S.

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    paper piecing wouldn't work for most celtic designs. lots of round corners in the knots. the knots and other celtic art cries out for applique, i'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ...the knots and other celtic art cries out for applique, i'm afraid.
    I agree. And I like the idea of the fusible bias tape. You can either apply the designs, or you might try using them as quilting designs. I did one king-size quilt using only a variety of celtic designs such as knots and feathers. It turned out pretty.

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    I actually have a Quilter's World magazine that showed how to do Celtic designs. They showed how to do it with fusible bias tape.

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    Has any one made one? I would like to see what it is you would do in so many various ways. :?:

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    Well, I haven't done any Celtic knots, but I guess I can give an example of one. This one looks fairly intricate.

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~kandice/images/celtic.gif

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    Earlier this summer, I ordered a book from Amazon.com that was pieced Celtic Quilts. I can't find it at the moment (remodeled a room for a sewing room now all my "stuff" is still in the process of being found and organized so I am having a problem findying anything) but if you did a serch for Celtic Quilts ast Amazon you should be able to find it. They had some really sharp quilts using bright colors or batiks with a black background. If I come across it, I will post the name and author. They seemed to be easy enough thagt you didn't have to be an expert.
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    Another way might be to use the designs as quilting motifs.

    Lee

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    Hi,

    Another option would be embroidered quilt squares. I plan on digitizing about a dozen different celtic designs in a week or two. Send me an email, perhaps I can help you out.

    Cheryl
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    I have two books on celtic quilt designs and both suggest bias applique. One of the authors swears by a product called bondaweb, a fusible webbing. I have yet to take the plunge and try it out but I hope to someday as the knotwork is beautiful!

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    I love the avatar QuiltinLee

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