Viewing entries posted in July 2012

Needle Turn Applique

Posted by Ruth on 5 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Many of our patterns at Arbee Designs include applique designs. Mostly we use fusible web applique but for many, you can do the applique by hand. It's very relaxing and rewarding to do hand applique and you can take your project to do almost anywhere. 

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Joining Angled Intersections

Posted by Ruth on 4 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I talked about half square triangles and how to make them. Today we are going to join them. Easy enough - just the regular 1/4" seam. The trick is though, to sew with the half square triangle on top.

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Help with Half Square Triangle Blocks

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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I mentioned a second pattern being launched this week in an earlier post, well now it's time to take a look and offer some helpful tips in making it. I'm talking about Cynthia Foster's Desert Blooms. The most obvious pieced section in this quilt is half square triangles so I've put together a few tips for making half square triangles.

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Hangers instead of Quilt Sleeves

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2012 | 3 Comments

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You should always include some sort of hanging sleeve on the back of your quilt. I prefer to put hangers instead of a sleeve on mine, especially on wall hangings. These are much easier and faster in my opinion.

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Add a little Applique or Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 1 July 2012 | 3 Comments

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I'm still working with Joy banner. Yesterday I cross-hatched the background with a metallic thread (check it out here if you missed it). Today I changed the border and added a plainer one with the idea of doing some decorative quilting over it. Somehow I got carried away and added applique instead.

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