Original Applique Designs for Hand or Machine Applique
At Artfully Applique, we offer original applique designs, patterns and kits. All samples are made using traditional needle turn applique. From the flower applique pattterns, to ones featuring wildlife, these elegant applique designs can be a welcome addition to any quilt. Made with quality and care, all of the applique patterns on our site are designed personally, with our customers in mind. Our applique kits are specifically created for beginners and experts alike, allowing you to develop or better your applique skills.
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Free Applique Tips
For free hand applique' pattern tips see link near bottom of this page. I recently added a second page with some details for actually doing the applique stitch.
A new 'design' - actually 3! Not totally new, 3 of the favorite flowers done in reverse applique and packaged as a set. You will find it under the Reverse Applique Tab.
I could almost call this a miracle. For those who have been in one of my classes, it is the answer to your requests. It is the class in written form and as a kind of 'workbook'. The pattern is included - the same one I use in classes. It is not glitzy or fancy. It is self-published and bound so that you can lay it flat if you want to look at pictures and/or read while you are stitching. If you have not taken the class, I say it is a great tool for anyone - either to learn how, or to improve, with regard to hand, needle turn applique. If you find the tips and blog useful, why not just go for (as Dr. Dyer would say) "The Whole Enchalada" and buy the book?! It's all in there - plus way more!
Just to give you something to smile about while you are here
A sunny sunflower!!
And now there are 3 that can be used together!
Click on Favorite Flowers in tabs at top. If you choose to do them like this, you might want to make those horizontal pieces of trellis for the Sweet Pea extend all the way across so it looks like one trellis??? The 3 patterns are available in one package if you choose. The package is on the Favorite Flowers, page 2. You must click on "More Info" to see the picture.
All The News That's Fit To Print
High Sierra Quilters - that's the place to come for a class from me!! Right here in Placerville! They are in the same little strip mall as $$ Store and Grocery Outlet - that's on the East side of town, (heading East) get off Hwy 50 at Schnell School Rd., turn right at end of ramp and left at the 3-way stop just a few yards away. It's about in the middle, between Grocery Outlet and $ Store (at 1444 Broadway). Sooo, if you have been wanting to take a class from me - we can now do that even it it's only you. Give them a call! 530-622-9990 to request class schedule or an applique class for yourself! Cost is $35; pattern included; optional kit for $5 You can pick a day just for you. ^_^ While there is not a class currently scheduled, I am happy to do a one-on-one. Just give them or me a call and we can get it set up!
Need I say it - "where is this year going??" Makes me dizzy - literally, it seems! Anyway - hoping you are having a wonderful year and getting lots of wonderful projects finished. ^_^ I do have a few new things to share....
Recently finished a new project. It's what I call "appliquilting" - not something I 'invented', just not sure anyone else calls it that??? You do raw edge, as if you were going to fuse - however, you don't use fusing material on the back. You simply use a few drops of water soluble glue (I use the Roxanne "Glue-Baste-It"®) to hold each piece down. Once the whole thing is together, you make your quilt 'sandwich' with batting and backing - and then you stitch around the raw edge like you would do for a fused piece. That secures each piece and quilts at the same time. If any of the pieces are large, as they are in mine, you will also do some quilting within those pieces. Plus, you need to add at least minimal quilting in the background - as well as any border, etc. The project is an even larger version of the Sunflower and is available - and offered in the "appliquilt" method. However, the package allows you to choose - you can still do regular fusing or even do it by hand! It includes what I discovered the 'fused pattern' folks were providing - all of the templates pre-drawn on sheets that can be run thru your copier directly onto the fusing material. And, yes, they are drawn in reverse! ^_^
I have now also 'redone' the Poinsettia using that method so the pattern contents are completely different. As before, there is no kit for that one (and never will be), . You are supposed to use your Christmas scraps!!! The actual drawing is the same and you can still choose to do it by hand or regular fusing.
I have also finished a new design in the Simply Flowers series - it's a Forget Me Not. A simple and easy one - not on here yet - email me if you'd like to at least see it - or stop by the booth! ^_^
. There is a 10% discount on orders of $100 or more. ^_^
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