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    Fusible New York Beauty

    I have been wanting to make a New York Beauty quilt, but really, really don't like PP'ing, so I am doing mine with fusible and machine quilting. Has anyone else tried this? Let me know if you have.
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    Ok

    What do you mean by fusible?
    Will every thing have raw edges?
    I do like your colours

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    It's so interesting to see a new approach to an intricate pattern. It looks great, have fun with all that zig-zagging!

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    Love NYB's. It's worth your try. IMO would work best if it's to be a wall hanging and you edge stitch and/or all-over quilting to secure. Brings to mind what I do on McKenna Ryan patterns, so why not? Would appreciate knowing how it works for you.

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    If this is a photo of yours then just go for it! It's very eye-catching and sure seems to be working well! Congratulations
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    I like it! I think you've come up with a solution that works for you, so go for it!

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    First time for everything! I think it looks great!
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    I think it looks terrific! I love the look of New York Beauty, but it's so labor intensive that I've not yet found the time to tackle it. Your method should be a time saver yet it wouldn't sacrifice the look. Will it have the stained glass effect of black "lead" around all of the pieces? I don't know about you, but I prefer to do hours of zig zag stitching around the edges rather than hours of picking out teensy bits of paper.

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    It looks great to me. That's a nice alternative.

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    D Hanke, I'm with you, I hate the mess of PPing. I am going to use matching thread and stitch very close to the edge instead of a zig-zag. This is probably going to a wallhanging. Haven't decided on the border yet. And yes it will be outlined with black. I was working on a stained glass wallhanging when I started thinking of doing this New York Beauty.

    Diana 007 - I use Wonder Under Light that is fusible on both sides. Fuse Wonder Under to wrong side of fabric, cut your piece and then fuse it in place. I don't do handwork, this is the only kind of applique I do.

    Will post photos as I progress.

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    That looks awesome to me. it is a beauty.
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    very nice!!!!
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    Interesting concept! Hope you post pictures after yours is finished!
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    Very eye catching. I wonder if all that fusible will make your blocks too stiff? You can just trace and cut 1/2" around the design so it will adhere and that will reduce the bulk and stiffness, yet keep the block soft. I really look forward to seeing your finished project. Your colors are beautiful! Well done!!
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    This will be a wallhanging or a table topper so I am not really concerned about the stiffness...and really after a quilt has been used for a while I can't really tell what is inside. I have made so many machine applique quilts for my children and grandchildren and they have never noticed any extra stiffness. Of course, I don't make quilts to enter in shows either. I think that makes a difference. I think I will ask my kids about this.

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    Beautiful work!!!!

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    I think your idea is great. As a wallhanging, I would definitely try it. You do such beautiful stain glass I'm curious to see how this one comes out. Go for it!

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    You can purchase a book called "Give and Take" by AQS publishing, written by Daphne Greig and Susan Purney Mark, that teaches you the ins and outs of doing exactly that!!

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    That's lovely-I do a lot of fusible-they have a sewable weight but since I took a paper piecing class I love it. Keep up the good work Great job!

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    Haven't tried it, but it sure is a beauty!
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    looks beautiful.....
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    Sewlmatesister, Thanks! I have never heard of this book, will definitely check it out!

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    I have done fusible but also done a very close zig zag (at loss for what you call it) around the edges then quilted

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    I have a fusible pattern for a poppy quilt that I haven't tried yet..will be interested to see what you think of the process...
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