Archive for the 'Applique' Category

 

* Coin Ruched Blossoms *

March 1st, 2017 at 1:22 pm

How to Use the TR600 Coin Ruched Blossom Guide Cut 7 3/4 to 8 inch circles of fabric for blossoms. Fold circle in half with the grain. Place TR600 Coin Ruched Blossom Guide on folded circle with etched dash line on the fold.  Mark with your favorite marker. I use Mircon Pigma, Frixion or ceramic […]

* Binding a Scallop Edge Quilt *

January 27th, 2017 at 11:24 am

Binding a scallop edge quilt, is not hard but it does require some preciseness in sewing and making up your mind to take your time. Don’t rush, sew carefully and you will end up with lovely even scallops. And, you must use bias binding.

* Choosing Binding – Finishing Makes The Quilt *

February 21st, 2015 at 10:17 am

Selecting the right binding and finishing technique for your quilt is important. Whether you are making for yourself, as a gift or entering is competitions, how the quilt is finished plays big in first impressions. This little quilt was made by Carol Williams and machine quilted by Kathy Conway. A Challenge at Quilt Til You […]

* Wash Big Yardages Without Wrinkles *

January 26th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

I am a prewash every fabric person. I want the sizing removed for applique and the grain of the fabric to relax and straighten out. This trick makes washing those large pieces easy and you don’t get wadded up wrinkles. Open up the fabric all the way so it is a single layer. Accordion fold […]

* Coin Ruching Continued *

December 11th, 2014 at 10:08 am

In the top photo, the marked strips are shown gathered along the marked lines. Use a long running stitch, almost 1/4 inch long. Use hand quilting thread for strength and durability, and match color to fabric. The contrasting color shown here is for photography purposes. You can see the black and white, coin ruched 2 1/2 […]

* Strips Marked And Ready To Ruch *

February 4th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The Piecing Pals, Coin Ruching Guides are used to mark even scallop shapes for hand stitching around and form petals that can be shaped into flowers and other dimensional embellishment. Frixion pens are very handy for marking the strips. A burst of hot air from a hand held hair dryer will remove any marks that […]

* Fabric Strips Prepared for Ruching *

January 18th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The top strip was cut 5 1/2 inches by the width of the fabric (WOF) The second strip was cut 2 1/2 inches by WOF and the bottom strip was cut 1 1/2 inches by WOF. Wrong side was folded together and the raw edges basted together about 1/8th inch from the raw edge along […]

* Cool Tools You Need For Coin Ruching *

January 18th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

These Piecing Pals Coin Ruching Guides are designed by me, produced by Quilting Creations International and are available at most quilt shops and online outlets. The guides are used to mark the stitching line for gathering the fabric into petals. Each size and style has complete instructions included in the packet. A strip the width […]

* Tulip Fields and Trunk Shows *

April 12th, 2013 at 10:14 am

Tulip Fields, #1401 is a fun dimensional applique, wall quilt in my pattern line. Tangled Threads Quilt Shop in Lynden, Washington, made a model for their shop. This is a close up of the cute little ladybug button they added to their wall quilt. It fits in perfectly, adding additional embellishment and interest to the […]

* Experience Quilts! Trunk Show *

March 1st, 2013 at 9:37 am

These are just a few of my designs on display at Experience Quilts! in Odessa, WA for their Grand Opening March 1 and 2. They carry the full line of my designs. Pictured here from left to right, Dresden at Heart, Suzanne’s Garden and Tulip Fields, any of which would look lovely done up in […]