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Old 09-08-2021, 08:08 AM
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Finally finished my 2 fabric applique of "My First Sewing Machine" from Pacific Rim Quilt Co. My first machine was a Singer 128-23 "Gorilla" finish manufactured in 1947 at Elizabeth, New Jersey, I still own this machine 60 years after I started using it for 4-H. I did this as a raw edge applique and machine quilted swirls on the machine and meandered the background. My hubby not knowing I was working on this bought me a clock for my sewing room - after 43 years married I guess we do think alike.
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:28 AM
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what a great quilt to go with your machine for your sewing room! you did a wonderful job!
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Oh HO, HO. that is really cute! well done.
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:34 AM
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Cute wall hanging and clock!
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Smart Hubby, he knew what exactly you would love for your sewing room.
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Such a sweet little quilt.
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Cute quilt and what an apt gift from your DH.
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Love this!! And that clock is too cute!!
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The clock was so thoughtful! Love the applique! I'd like to try something like it, so can you point me in a direction for steps involved? It looks so professional!!
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Originally Posted by aashley333 View Post
The clock was so thoughtful! Love the applique! I'd like to try something like it, so can you point me in a direction for steps involved? It looks so professional!!
I got the pattern and kit from Pacific Rim Quilt Company https://www.pacificrimquilt.com under kits/2FQA. Instructions are for needleturn hand applique, fusible applique or raw edge applique. The website has lots of information in blog archive detailing all kinds of information. I learned Hawaiian quilting from original owner Nancy Chong who has become a friend of mine (lucky me) and we meet monthly to catch up on what we're working on and just talk. Nancy has a great DVD that is sold on PRQC on 2 Fabric Applique, it is really easier than it looks. The black fabric is on top of batik and outline of machine is drawn on and sewn on, areas are marked either A the black to stay or B the black area to cut away to expose the background fabric. Really goes pretty fast. I have made several of the Hawaiian patterns also but do needleturn hand applique and hand quilting on those. Hope you try something out they have lots of patterns to select from.
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