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    Want to learn needle-turned applique

    I'd like to learn needle-turned applique (thanks for the post under "Tutorials") and would like to know what's an easy, doable pattern for a newbie. I've done fusing and machine stitched applique, but have been a little afraid of doing the turned under variety. I'm in love with Affairs of the Heart, but think that taking on 36 blocks would be a bit much for me right now. Please suggest away!

    Suzanne

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    visit 'Piece of Cake' quilting- i think they are in Colorado-
    they have great beginner patterns, tutorials and dvd lessons to teach you to hand applique-
    the dvd that comes to mind is 'Learn to applique the Piece of Cake way'
    they show you great tips/helps to make the process easy to learn with good results right from the start.
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    When I wanted to learn needle turned applique, I did a small wall hanging. I loved the technique but I have not done a larger quilt using that technique.

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    The 2-fabric appliques from Nancy Chong of Pacific Rim Quilt Company are great ways to start with needle turn. They are small projects, don't require preparation of a lot of small pieces, and you wind up with a cute wall hanging.

    http://prqc.com/2faq.htm

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    here's a wonderful tut posted by our own MadQuilter http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t178779.html
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    There are some good tutorials on needle turn applique on www.shabbyfabrics.com .
    Betsy in MA

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll check all of these out. A small project to start with is probably a good idea!

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    Glad for this question and will also check out these sites. Thanks!

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    This long video did it for me!! I also did machine applique but wanted to learn needle turn. Love Sharon's tutorials. No need to do something with the tiny pieces her bird requires!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEeir...3&feature=plcp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    This long video did it for me!! I also did machine applique but wanted to learn needle turn. Love Sharon's tutorials. No need to do something with the tiny pieces her bird requires!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEeir...3&feature=plcp
    I wanted to say thanks also for sharing the tutorial.
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    You can start by making applique heart blocks. You can find free patterns online or google heart images. Hearts have all the problems you will encounter except inward curves (like the inside of a U). In additions to the videos, get books from your library. There are different techniques for handling points and curves. I rarely clip curves, but many instructions include clipping curves.

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