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.
A Designing Woman 2855 Canal Ct Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-417-4007 Fax: 530-642-1359 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - to have finally found the courage and the means with which to write this book. 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'. 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!
The newer designs
The Sunflower and 'Big Orange' are now available - just go to Favorite Flowers where you will find patterns and kits. Or use the link just below the Tigers
A sunny sunflower!!
Bird? What Bird?
Glory,Glory It's Morning and its new mate, Clematis
Click on Favorite Flowers in tabs at top
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. ^_^
The 'big' news is probably not good news for those of you reading this. I have been pondering all the aspects of the business lately given the dicey situation with shows these days. I have not raised my prices in the 15 years I have been doing this, and I'm still not inclined to do so. However, it is time to do something - so here's the deal: for most of the 15 years I have been at least 'sharing' the cost of shipping. Now I think it's time to act like a real business person and at least charge what it costs me to ship. I have done my best to set it up so it comes out that way - not an easy task given the options. Perhaps there's something I don't know about that I could do, but for now, it is what it is. I have weighed everything and done my best to take into account patterns vs kits and how many of each I can fit into a box, etc. .... And now it is a couple orders later and I have had to adjust again. Doing my best to keep it fair on both sides!!
And now here we are, over halfway thru this rapidly disappearing 'new' year. I am in the middle of a big 'lull' = no shows for a long time. Do have one looming on the horizon, small and not one I've done before - in Paradise, CA. Name sounds promising, eh what?? ^_^ Even more 'Northern Calif' than where I live. Come say hi if you live nearby enough! ^_^
Can report that the African Violet pattern is doing much better than expected. Didn't know there were so many other crazy old ladies who love those plants!! ^_^ Wish I could report a new design is in the making - can only say that I have taken some pictures and am pondering. Stay tuned.
The yellow rose sample is finished and on display with the other 2 colors - like I display the extra crest patterns (the ones not in the quilt). Still working out exactly how to hang everything to make it all fit on 3, 10x10 ft walls.
From here down it's the same as the past few months - so if you've been here recently, you can stop reading now. ^_^
I am selling the Poinsettia as a fused project, even tho that is not the method I used. That is because when I started it, I had no intention of making it into a pattern! It was just a fun thing I did for myself. I also had no idea it would have that particular center - DID intend for it to be beaded, and that was part of the 'just for myself' aspect. Once completed I was very clearly 'instructed' to make it a pattern!! I have learned to listen to THAT voice! Would not be doing any of this had I not!! "It" also told me to design a border!! Really?!
As I was putting the finishing touches on that one - began hearing what to do next! Initially I thought it would be a fused sample and done pretty much the same as the poinsettia - hah! Not for long! Really??!! You want me to do a design with that many petals?? and by hand?? YEP! And there it is - now that's One Sunny Sunflower!! ^_^ And, yes, there are a lot of petals! However, I would not call it a difficult project - just will take a little while. Those points are not difficult ones and it's ok however your petals turn out!!
And then came that big orange flower! It wasn't supposed to look like that! It was a blossom picked from a friend's yard, a Gaillardia, that was lovely dark orange with bright yellow at the end of each petal. I got an orange 'stripe' from Tammy - one that actually 'faded' to yellow and was all set to use it - I mean really ready! Stem and tiny leaves and overlay - ON! That's when I discovered the petals were too large for the stripe! Dang!! So, I dug out the orange and just finished it that way.
And then a friend posted a picture of her huge Clematis vines and I just couldn't resist. As a result, the Morning Glory has a mate. Felt like I needed at least one more design with a 'prop', so used the same lattice and made it a 'mirror image'. Now you can use them both in a quilt. ^_^
You will also find some of the flowers in a simpler form - as 'reverse' applique. I did everyone's favorites - tulip, daffodil, and iris. And I chose to offer them as a package to keep cost and booth wall space useage both at a minimum. That means they are 25% off of what you would pay for all three separately. I added a small border, just to make them look more finished. You may well choose wider or even more than one??? As indicated below the picture, you will find them under the Reverse Applique tab.
Some good news is - the book is finally published. It is something I began more than 5 years ago and stopped for a couple of reasons - the biggest one being I didn't have a photographer! Somehow that all came together recently and I pushed thru the other big reason - the fear thing - and it is now complete! I definitely have copies in the booth. ^_^
All the other pictures are just the more recent designs - thought I'd leave them on the home page for a while longer. They give a good idea of what my designs are like - not exactly easy, but I think worth the effort. Then again, I could be just a little prejudiced? ^_^
. There is a 10% discount on orders of $100 or more. ^_^
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