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January 20, 2021
Machine Applique from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Applique means "to apply" and applique in quilting means to apply one or more fabrics on top of the other. Apply the applique by machine or by hand. This article looks at two machine applique techniques: raw edge applique and turn under applique. The two most popular machine applique stitches are the zig zag stitch (also known as the satin stitch) and the buttonhole stitch (also known as the blanket stitch).

Close-up of button hole stitch in machine applique. This is a decorative stitch that you want to see. Instead of matching the thread color to the background applique, the ...

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Humor op de woensdag.... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer


 

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WIP Wednesday - Fraktal sewalong from Just Sew Sue

 



This kit and sewalong is collaboration between Modern Quilt Club and Paula Steel.  My friend Jane received her kit just before our November retreat and I was able to get a sneaky peek. The pattern is very well laid out and the price was good even including VAT so I made a pre-Christmas purchase. It arrived in a solid cardboard box so I have kept it in the box which makes it easy to see amongst my other WIPS.


I soon realised that there is a lot of cutting for this quilt so I cut the pieces between Christmas and ...

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Star Blush from Appalachian Quilts

We had our guild meeting last night via zoom.  I sat there - just staring at the screen.  The presenter did a great job.  But, I sat there staring.  I've been to more than my share of zoom meetings, microsoft team meetings, etc.  I've even virtually baked cookies!  Is this what we have become?  I think I am getting old.  *sigh*  I used to say that social media has turned our younger generation into a generation that will lose it's warmth.  I've been concerned that they will not know how to handle face-to-face conflict or interaction.  In ...

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Love Letters from Quilts....etc.

I have added a little bit more color to Love Letters – the 3 big round circles that are flowers never quite sat right to me even though they are like that in the pattern – they were too bare – so I added a little more – that part is glue basted now ready […]

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Batik Pineapple Log Cabin quilt top sewn............. from Exuberant Color


One of the 3 quilt tops is sewn together.  I usually cut my setting triangles oversized so the center design floats.  It is 45" x 58.5".  I thought it was going to be narrower than 45" so I could use just one width for backing.  Now I'll have to get creative.  I have several long narrow pieces of batiks cut away from other backings so I'll look there first.  This one won't get quilted this month because I have 6 planned ahead of it. 

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Continuing..... from Plum Quilts

Clearly making one of these wasn't enough, nor two! I'm just about to decide on my colours for number five, having completed number four last night.
 

I am enjoying them still!  Of course, the fact that the weather has encouraged me to sit and sew in front of the TV is probably a factor in this too!

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A whole lot of sewing - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Was done today on my PINK/ORANGE Squirrel -  First the "columns" were webbed -  Then the vertical seams were sewn -  Then it became a top - Ta Dah! - ;))   Top left -  Top right -  Bottom left -  Bottom right -  Center -  I love how the fabrics play together nicely -  And I love the HAPPY colors - ;))   Talk to you later - gotta go -  gotta sew -

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Quilting Resolutions NOT to Make from Expect Moore

It is natural to want to make resolutions at the beginning of the year. New Year’s Resolutions and even Birthday Resolutions are always popular. And as quilters, it is natural for us to have some quilting resolutions. But not all resolutions are created equal. I’m going to share some quilting resolutions NOT to make this […]

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Lights And Tunnels. from Sunburnt Quilts

After working on many projects last year with hardly any finishes, I seem to be finding that they are all now coming to an end within weeks of each other. Hence the light at the end of the tunnel. Or a mad rush.

I completed the last block for Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs.

Last night I managed to trim up all the blocks, finish the outline stitching and start sewing the rows together. I need to look through my shelves to find a suitable backing so that it can be quilted.

Next up I finished another block from my ...

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Dealing with the Unknown from Jo's Country Junction

Our daughter, Kalissa, was driving home from a 12-hour shift at work.  She called me and we were chatting.  I told her I needed to get two blog posts written yet before I headed up to bed.  She asked me what I was going to write about.  I told her I had an “Ask Jo” segment almost finished but I wasn’t sure what else I was going to write about.

I’ve been writing the blog here for over 11 1/2 years now so I’ve learned that sometimes I don’t even know what I’m going ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... But This May Help! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 


Hi, all!

Scrappy sewing has been the main focus around here lately, as I completed the final prototypes for the String Therapy series coming up the end of this month! 



But all that sewing meant a whole lot less time looking for inspiration on the internet...  Fortunately, though, Joy of The Joyful Quilter has come to the rescue with a year-long challenge that is right up our scrappy alleys!!  It's called The 2021 Table Scraps Challenge - a challenge to make a scrappy table topper each month, and I bet we've all got enough scraps - and time - to do ...

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Mystery quilt - week two and I'm already behind... from Silly Goose Quilts

 


The instructions for the next instalment of the Scraptitude quilt are out already, and I've only just finished cutting the units out.  What a surprise that I'm behind before I've even started!

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Trip To Tacoma And Back from Quilting My Way

 Today we were up by 7 and off to Tacoma at 8. We arrived about 45 mins early. When we went up to the scanning area at Kaiser, we were told I had to wait in the car. So, I ended up waiting for Patrick a half hour. Once he had the shot, we went down to the water front for lunch. We had 3 hours to kill before he had to be back at the radiology. 


We took a walk down the lane. It was a nice walk, but cold. The wind was coming pretty good. At the end ...

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Shattered Heart from Stitchin at Home

 In Ontario, where I live, we are in a lockdown situation to try to curb the numbers of Covid cases. Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives. These lockdowns are hard for a person living alone. I have been trying to do more walking to keep myself active. I have also been slowly getting back into quilting. The blog hops I have been in recently have helped, I think my mojo may be returning.

Now let's get to the 'Hearts on Fire' blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let me Quilt. The rules ...

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Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks Part 2: Tools of the Trade from Christa Quilts

To be successful with machine quilting, especially on a home sewing machine, the right tools can make all the difference. Below, I’m sharing some of my favorite tools and supplies that make the job easier. This is by no means an exhaustive list. And if you have a tool or tip you love that’s not listed here, please be sure to share it in the comments so we can all learn from each other!

Sewing Machine with Drop in Table

Having a large work surface will help as you scrunch and smoosh your quilt through the machine. My ...

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Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 3 from Life in the Scrapatch

 


Welcome to Week 3 of my

Stitch Sew & Show Linky Party,

where we are building a small community

 of stitchers and quilters one link at a time.


Here is my first border for the

SAHRR ~ Border 1 Info & Linky Party Here

@ crisknits


I started this project with this orphan Star Chain Block Here

This block measured 12.5" unfinished.


My piano keys measure 2" by 3.5"


This is my plan.

The center square in the block was 3.5" 

so I decided on 3.5" cornerstones in the same focus fabric.

Then I decided to add a twist to ...

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Quilt to Illinois from Addicted to Quilts

Today I mailed a quilt to a friend in Illinois.  She is not a quilter, and doesn't follow my blog, so this won't spoil the surprise.  She is a teacher, and as for many people, 2020 has been a tough year for her.

Last time I send a package to her instead of taking two weeks to arrive as it should have, it took nearly two months and we had given it up as lost.  So this time I don't intend to tell her that something is on its way.  Hopefully it won't take as long ...

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A different request from Stitching Matters

A year or so ago I quilted a top for a customer and it turned out pretty.

She however recently contacted me saying her daughter wants fleece at the back of the quilt.  Now by this time, the quilt already had a binding on.  The customer then unpicked the binding, purchased fleece and brought it back to me to somehow secure the fleece to the quilt.

There was no way I was going to unpick the quilting or try to go over my previous stitching lines so the best solution I could think of was to simply stitch grid lines ...

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