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September 13, 2017
Applque a few dozen leaves from Elsie Quilts

Since the last post, I've been making large leaves, at least 18-20" high. At first, I didn't know the best way to do these. Raw-edge is prone to get fuzzy when washed and these would be impossible to piece. Finally, I decided to applique them using the following steps:

  1. Trace the leaf shape on to the dull side of freezer paper, cut out on the lines.
  2. Press the shiny side of the pattern to the right side of selected fabric.
  3. Cut it out with a scan 1/4" seam allowance.
  4. Turn the leaf over to the back side ...

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October 10, 2016
7 Fast And Easy Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams - Photo Tute from madebychrissied

7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

I love whole cloth quilt backs and often find myself faced with several yards of fabric that I have to pattern match for that almost 'invisible' finish.  

This is my 7 step photo tute showing how I pattern matched two 2-1/2 yard lengths of fabric for a quilt back.

7 Fast And Easy Steps
To Pattern Match Fabric Seams

Step 1
7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

Step 2
7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

Step 3
7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

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7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

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7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

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7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

Step 7
7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

And it's done.  How easy was that?  But, what about the finish, let's see what you think?

7 Steps To Pattern Match Fabric Seams by Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

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