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Thread: Ready to start the applique

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    Super Member Harmony's Avatar
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    Your flowered vines are beautiful! That should sure keep you busy and out of trouble for a while!

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    Thats a great idea about the paper tape and folding it. That will work out great. I can tell you are getting more comfortable with it. I'm just learning how to applique also. I think it adds sooo much beauty to a quilt...yours is certainly no exception!

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    I use light steam a seam fusable web on all my applique and love the results. But I machine applique and I think you're doing it by hand, if my memory serves me.

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    oh my looking good.

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    Just beautiful. How much time have you already put into this project? Which background fabric did you choose?

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    Beautiful.

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    I'm not sure of the time exactly. It was 3 weekend days to piece the dahlia. I sewed 1/4 of it on each of two evenings onto the background then did the other half on Saturday. On Sunday I cut out the applique and layed it out. Oh, plus the time of laying out the background on the floor and getting it cut and pieced then laying out the dahlia and starching and pinning it. I'd have to look back at posts to see when I started it... a few weeks ago. I procrastinate about the background for a week or more though.

    The background is Hoffman, Love Is In The Air. It's a white-on-white with a silver (Pearl) sparkle. The dahlia fabric also has silver accents.

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    When I applique with paper, I paint the seam allowances with starch and then iron them under to form my piece, then remove the paper, pin in place and stitch. I think it would be hard to applique with the paper still attached!

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    I took all the papers off, turned under the seam allowance and ironed it, then basted it. It IS hard to do it with the paper on the top, like I've seen it done with freezer paper. I haven't tried doing it with the paper on the back side yet.

    My material is lightly starched and I see what you mean about just starching the seam allowance. Mine is a little too stiff to do curves neatly so I'm rolling the edge between my fingers to soften it up again as I turn it under.

    I have 4 more of the small flowers to baste then will sew them all on.

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    Very pretty.

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    I am in such awe of your talent, Cindy...

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    You are keeping this one? It's so beautiful I don't think that I could ever part with it. Please show us when it's finished!

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    I love applique and I can see that this one is going to be a stunner. Wow, can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

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    This os going to be great! can't wait to see the completed quilt. If it's all by hand, it my be awhile but some folks are fast quilters/appliquers.

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    This is going to be worthy of a juried quilt show. You should think about which one to enter. It is going to be a stunner.

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    That is so pretty, I just love it.

    Elle

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    Yes, I'm going to be keeping this one. As for a quilt show I wouldn't know where other than the county fair. I was thinking if I am done with it maybe I will enter it this year.

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    When I applique I baste the shape down, then do needle-turn applique, and forget using the papers...

    Or turn the seam allowance under, baste it in place, then applique down. The pieces don't look too small, so this would be a good way to do it.

    Since you already have everything placed, you may want to pull off the paper, and needle-turn.

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    Some do suggest keeping track of the time it takes to make a quilt. I have been gestamating my time. I should start keeping better track. Good job.

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    This is coming along beautifully. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    The time you are putting into this quilt is well worth it.

    WOW..... I love it...... I know where it can find a good home.

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    I know this is an old post but I keep coming back to it. It is so beautiful. I am on my first try at applique on the borders of the quilt I am making know. I could not find your finished quilt. I would love to see it. Is it somewhere here on this board?

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    That's a very pretty layout and I love the two shades of blue in the flowers - they give it depth and more interest.

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    show as your progress, it will be lovely!!!!!!

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    Exquisite applique. Take a bow....or wait until the end. Please keep posting.

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