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Thread: My 1st attempts at Applique

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    I have not had the guts to try appliqué yet. These inspire me to try it. I think they are beautiful.

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    they look very good. i did notice a few places that could be alittle 'smoother' but they are great the way they are. are you using a round toothpick to help (roll the edge under and keep everything smooth?) a toothpick helps you get those nice smooth turns, curves, edges. if you have not tried this before and are not sure what i mean you can visit the PIECE OF CAKE quilt shop..they teach 'Applique the Piece of Cake Way' and have good free content on the web site.
    i love your flowers! i love applique!

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    Fabulous job!!! Love them!!

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    great job for a first attempt, I think you have found your calling!

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    No improvement needed,looks great to me.

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    beautiful!

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    I've never attempted needle turn applique, but I think you did a great job.

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    Its beautiful!

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    Lovely! :thumbup:

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    Great job, look at my tute posted in baltimore bom. Section,
    I show how to. Get sharp. Points & tip on using wonder tape.

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    I' say you're off to a very good start! They are beautiful!

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    My few attempts at applique aren't that good so I can't really say if you need to improve. It looks great to me.

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    They all look wonderful to me. Never done needle turn so can't help with any hints. Just keep practicing.

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    Nature isn't perfect.I like it the way they are.Connie in CO

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    Looks like you're having fun. They are gorgeous.

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    I think anyone that does needle turn applique is a SAINT....:) I love machine applique.....:) Love your colors, outstanding job for your first applique.....Beautiful!!!

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    Beautiful Job....

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    I think they're perfect. Learning applique is the next thing I want to learn when I've finished my current projects!

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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare
    The flowers were drawn by an extremely talented lady who works at one of our LQS here in Denver. I can't take credit for the colors, they are hers. I hope to finish the embroidery details on the latest 2 blocks this week.

    As for what I want to improve, I have a lot of trouble getting pieces placed correctly, so could really use tips for that... My points are pretty rounded still on slender leaves and such...
    I guess my real problem is that when I look at my work, I see the errors much easier than the good parts.
    the last class I took was called "in your face applique" catchy huh? we drew the pattern on the FRONT of the background with blue water erasurable pen...no problem finding when to place your pattern pieces then. after completed lay on a towel and spritz with water...disappear like magic as long as you don't press them with an iron. points take alot of practice...your doing great

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    I did my first applique needle turn quilt and mine was not as good as yours. I loved the hand work and you will get better....promise... Mine is perfect because I sent it to Charisma here on board to quilt for me great prices and her work made my small quilt perfect....lol... I just look at her beautiful stitches and it makes me not pick on my imperfections so much...do not be so hard on yourself it looks great...T

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    Very nice

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    Actually I see nothing wrong with them. I think they are very pretty and well done.

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    Good Job! I think they look great! :thumbup:

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    I"m still lookin for the stitching!!!! mine dont look this good when I iron them on!!!
    Great job!

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