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Thread: My first Quilt

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    The hardest quilt I've done so far and it was my first, don't look to close for the applique is not that good, it was fun and frustrating. I havn't attempted an applique quilt again but I will, there are beautiful applique patterns out there. Comments are welcomed.

    Brittany's graduation quilt 2006
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    Well now, let's see... Your Dresden Plates are beautiful, your fabric/color choices are gorgeous and well balanced, the border appliques are exquisite!! I guess you did ok for a beginner... step it up next time will ya? :lol:

    You have everything to be proud of, and no reason for shame!! If this is your first, you just raised the bar for the "experienced". Beautiful quilt & great work!!!

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    i'll take it if you don't want it.
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    Thank you so much. This was all scrap material except for the yellow background. My nieces pick out the scraps for me.

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    Beautiful quilt and excellent for a first! I believe you are a natural quilter. Is the applique done on the machine or by hand? Barb C.

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    Thanks you, All was done by machine.

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    I absolutely love the color combination. It looks like a very cheerful quilt, with a little bit of imp in it. I can imagine the quilt playing tricks on you, or hiding things.

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    I thoroughly agree with the ladies, this is wonderful! a natural born quilter if ever I saw one! Keep it up!!

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    I personally can't believe that is your first quilt! It is lovely. Maybe you should keep those neices handy to pick fabric for you. LOL :lol:

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    This is absolutly beautiful. what was your applique technique?

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    this is a very beautiful quilt

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    I glued them down and then zig zagged around them, so not sure if they will hold up for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter
    I glued them down and then zig zagged around them, so not sure if they will hold up for a long time.
    When I do machine applique, I use heat N bond lite to secure them and then do a satin stitch around them. They hold very well! I bet your zigzags will do fine.

    Whenever I get a new machine, I am going to make sure I have a blanket stitch on it. My current one does not. I really love the look of that stitch.

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    are you for real. wow , i never would of thought to do it this way. of course it seems much easier this way. well you 've taught me some thing new. and it sounds like something i would like to try .thank you for sharing. .......tia sarah

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    did you glue every thing down

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    The border leafs and flowers are all glued down, I used a glue stick. Like I said it was my first and I wasn't sure how to do it and trying to pin and hold the small leafs in place while i sewed around them would have taken a few of my fingers.

    I'll try the Heat and Bond next time.

    But someone mentions a satin stitch what is that?

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    Wow! would look great over my couch - matches the colors in it.....it's lovely.

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    i glued the leafs and the flowers in the border only and then zig zagged around them.

    Someone mentioned Satin Stitch, I'm not sure what that is can someone explain?

    Sorry I'm teaching myself all this stuff so I do ask alot of questions.

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    Satin stitch is a zig zag set as close to gether as it will go....check your book or play around
    You d :D id an excellent job

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    That what I did, i put the zig zag as close together as it would go.

    Thanks, I learn, I learn and i learn some more!!!!

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    The glue is just fine to use; it will wash away when you wash the quilt where some other fusables will not. It is purely a personal choice, so you did nothing wrong... yet again :lol:

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    I personally find that heat and bond is too stiff, so I also use a fabric glue stick for this type of applique. The fact that it washes out is a plus.

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    I think it absoulty great looks fluffly and warm. Wonderful job. No way its a first quilt. You surpassed me by a long way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo
    I personally find that heat and bond is too stiff, so I also use a fabric glue stick for this type of applique. The fact that it washes out is a plus.
    I use the lite heat n bond, but it is stiff... I need to look for that glue and give it a try. Barb C

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    I use the washable 50 cent glue sticks for kids works great

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