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: email@example.com
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
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. ^_^
And we have come to the end of another year and begun a fresh chapter. I think most of us were happy to see 2016 end - and have some high hopes for 2017. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride for me, and sometimes the low points are easier to deal with than others. ^_^ I wish I had a new design to show off - not yet. Am currently re-doing the 3-design reverse applique shown just above (see notes below). I replaced the 'base' fabric with a nicer blue. Sometimes it takes awhile to get inspired. I can say that the sweet pea is drawn and waiting for me. Pondering the fabrics! Also, not feeling so confident about it - not sure the blossoms are as pretty 'drawn' as they actually are. Way easier to paint than to attempt to 'paint with fabrics'!! Sometimes, even after I've done the drawing/design, it takes time for me to be fully inspired to stitch. :(
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 mentioned above, there is the new trio available. 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 usage both at a minimum. That means they are 25% off of what you would pay for all three separately. Am currently also pondering the fabrics for those. Specifically, the Iris. After I had finished the new sample, I realized the purple I had chosen was too dark. Dang! And worse than that, I had chosen a green that I thought I had plenty of, only to discover 'NOT'!! Double Dang! So, I'm not even taking the sample to this next show - will have the patterns and kits, just in case. Am offering two different ways - one with the current purple and one with the prior one. Also am going to bite the bullet and redo that one (Iris) with a much lighter/paler purple!! Then it's off to find a new green for future kits.
And, speaking of shows - I shall be down South this next weekend (Feb 18,19) in El Centro, CA. Come on down - or over! ^_^
. There is a 10% discount on orders of $100 or more. ^_^
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