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Thread: Butterfly Quilt Block

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    JLD
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    Here is the final attempt. I had asked a lot of questions about applique. I am still trying to master it. I don't like it as well as piecing but it is neat. So I thought I would post what I finally came up with. I starched the heck out of the back and the applique piece was also starched. I then used a spray bond to stick it to the block then I satin stitched around the butterfly making sure to stop and pivot the needle at the turns. So I think it turned out pretty good. Anyways here it is.

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    Looks really good! Well worth all the extra work.

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    Looks great! Love the color.

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    very nice

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    Very, vey nice!

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    This is your first one??? You keep up the good work, this is really great for your first.

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    You must really know how to work your sewing machine. For your first attempt at applique your stitches are perfect. Very good job.

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    That turned out wonderful. Great job.

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    Looks very good to me.

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    It's great! It will be a quilt to be proud of for years to come.

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    I think it looks great

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    You did a wonderful Job! Keep up the great work!!!:)

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    nice work, hope to see more

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    Your first? WOW! I have been putting off trying applique but you have inspired me. Thank you for sharing. :D

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    Oh--it's so delicate. Beautiful!

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    very pretty... :-D

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    I think it came out very well. Cute idea using butterfly fabric.

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    Awesome job! I love butterflies and dragonflies.

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    Looks GREAT!

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    Looks awesome!!!!

    One other thing you might try is a tear away stabilizer underneath. It really helps. I usually buy the Pellon brand as it's generally less expensive but any brand will work. When you're done and tearing away the stabilizer -- hold on to the block close to where your tearing and gently tear. Another great thing to use is the tear away/wash away -- which means the first time the quilt is washed, all the excess stabilizer on the back will dissolve and be gone! :D

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    cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Looks awesome!!!!

    One other thing you might try is a tear away stabilizer underneath. It really helps. I usually buy the Pellon brand as it's generally less expensive but any brand will work. When you're done and tearing away the stabilizer -- hold on to the block close to where your tearing and gently tear. Another great thing to use is the tear away/wash away -- which means the first time the quilt is washed, all the excess stabilizer on the back will dissolve and be gone! :D

    If you don't have the money iron some COFFEE FILTERS flat. Then just pin to under side of your applique. They are free (usually in my cabinet already) and easy to trim/tear away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Looks awesome!!!!

    One other thing you might try is a tear away stabilizer underneath. It really helps. I usually buy the Pellon brand as it's generally less expensive but any brand will work. When you're done and tearing away the stabilizer -- hold on to the block close to where your tearing and gently tear. Another great thing to use is the tear away/wash away -- which means the first time the quilt is washed, all the excess stabilizer on the back will dissolve and be gone! :D

    If you don't have the money iron some COFFEE FILTERS flat. Then just pin to under side of your applique. They are free (usually in my cabinet already) and easy to trim/tear away.


    I'll have to remember the coffee filters -- certainly would be a lot cheaper than the cheapest stabilizer :lol:

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    Great job JLD

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