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Thread: 2 Fabric Applique Quilts - 2FAQ

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    2 fabric appliqué quilts (2FAQ) are designed by Nancy Lee Chong or Pacific Rim Quilt Company - http://prqc.com/2faq.htm They are approximately 24x36” finished, and are typically made with needle turn appliqué. I’ve made several of these over the past few years. They are quick projects, very portable, and they make good gifts. I think these projects are also useful for learning needle turn appliqué, since you’re not fighting with multiple layers and tiny pieces when you’re making them.

    I haven’t seen finished 2FAQ quilts on the quilting board (maybe they’re there and I just missed them), so thought I would display a few of mine and invite others to post theirs as well. I have also finished the peacock, but it is not quilted yet, and I’m working (rather slowly) on the giraffes.

    These little quilts require only two pieces of fabric (not counting the backing), cut at about 27x39”. You trace the pattern onto one piece, then layer the two and baste them together. You can baste by hand or machine, either beside the traced design lines or in a grid. I baste by machine in a grid pattern, with lines about 3” apart. You pick a place to start with the appliqué, usually along a fairly straight line segment, and **carefully** snip the fabric along the traced line for about 2 inches, just enough to get started with the needle turn. You continue to cut the fabric along the traced line as you stitch. Some of the top fabric falls away to reveal the bottom fabric. When you’ve finished, you can add batting and backing and quilt the little quilt, or you can add more blocks and/or borders to incorporate your appliqué in a lap or bed quilt. That is what I want to do with the peacock, and possibly with the giraffe. I have friends who have incorporated their 2FAQ into queen-sized quilts.

    my favorite 2FAQ pattern
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    I did trapunto on this one
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    I love the rose, colors too. They are all beautiful. This project is on my bucket list :thumbup:

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    Those are amazing applique quilts!

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    Wow. Love these. Will put this on my bucket list...probably move it up on the list.

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    Beautiful quilts!

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    Beautifully done, dunster. I like that they have a very finished look to it, probably due to the needleturn.

    While the construction method is different, they have a slightly similar look to grammatjr's "diploma fusible" quilts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130238-1.htm

    I really want to try both methods.
    Thanks for posting the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Beautifully done, dunster. I like that they have a very finished look to it, probably due to the needleturn.

    While the construction method is different, they have a slightly similar look to grammatjr's "diploma fusible" quilts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130238-1.htm

    I really want to try both methods.
    Thanks for posting the pics.
    You're right, they do look similar. I wonder if Nancy Chong uses a similar process to come up with her designs. I know I took lots of pictures of giraffes, thinking that I would design a 2FAQ of giraffes, but then Nancy Chong came out with hers, so I abandoned the idea. (I'm sure hers is better than mine would have been anyway.)

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    Oh my gosh! They are breath taking. I want to learn howto make them.

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    Thank you for sharing this! I've never seen this technique before and I love applique. This is going to be a nice secondary project for me to do while watching TV! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've done a beautiful job!

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    They are beautiful.

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    oh my, what beautiful designs!

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    They are so lovely. What a work of art to hang in a home.

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    They are so lovely. What a work of art to hang in a home.

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    Beautiful, but out of my league to accomplish like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott392
    Beautiful, but out of my league to accomplish like this.
    No, they are really easy!

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    georgous !

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    oooooo......I LOVE these!!!!! You did a fantastic job on them, too! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Just beautiful! Is there a pattern for the rose one???

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    Enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful creations. Seeing these quilts has inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful

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    I will need to try one of these. Beautiful!

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    Dunster, these are all absolutely beautiful!

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    VERY PRETTY

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    They're really beautiful! if i ever finish the list in my head, maybe I'll try one!

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    They are all lovely. :D

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