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Old 09-18-2012, 05:24 AM
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Off to the quilt shop this morning. It ate up about three hours and $200, but I really need to replenish my 1895 batiks. Spent the afternoon tracing flowers and veggies. I did two sets of the flowers for two different quilts. Then trimmed around the fusible pieces so I don't gum up too much extra fabric when I fuse them down. I have snapdragons, hollyhocks, sunflowers, cosmos, 3 kinds of peppers, carrots, beans, tomatoes etc. Now to trace the larger pieces and get them ready to fuse.The prep work is what takes my time but at least I am making progress! This blogging seems to be helping with some accountability, at least so far!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:03 AM
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it's ok to post that here too. i agree... prep work takes more time than the sewing sometimes. looks like it will be a great project
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Great collection of 1895 batiks, can't wait to see the final project .
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:31 AM
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You may also want to 'window' your fusible appliques so they aren't so stiff.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:46 AM
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When I get irritated at the prep work, I say to myself, "Enjoy the process." It helps.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:08 AM
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I love the beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Candace View Post
You may also want to 'window' your fusible appliques so they aren't so stiff.
Good idea Candace. I just saw a Fons & Porter that talked about windowing. I have a halloween quilt where I only windowed the larger pieces and the little ones are a bit too stiff. Oh well, the quilt was supposed to be a lap quilt but it keeps saying it is a wall hanging so if the wall hanging is a bit stiff no problem.
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When you put your day into words you can see how much you really did accomplish! Isn't there a saying: it's all in the details!
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When you put your day into words you can see how much you really did accomplish! Isn't there a saying: it's all in the details!
Yeah, but sometimes it's the details that drive you nuts. lol
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:37 AM
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You may also want to 'window' your fusible appliques so they aren't so stiff.
Since I tend to do huge, giant quilts, I use freezer paper for the larger pieces. Windowing the huge pieces tends to distort them just enough to disrupt the placement of other pieces.
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