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
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!
I'm happy to report that I've sold a few Sweet Pea patterns - so it is now available here. I've also made a package that contains the three trellis designs - it is also available here, all under Favorite Flowers. You won't see a cover picture until you click on "More Info" cause I don't have a photo of the three together.
I have to admit I have not taken pencil to paper lately - at least not to do a final drawing (which would actually be a pen ^_^). I have a few 'in mind' and one even a first drawing done. Another 'soon' for new designs. This is where I say "stay tuned" ^_^
Just finished the first 'phase' of 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 anything on the back. You simply use a few drops of water soluble glue (I use the Roxanne "Glue-Baste-It"®) to hole 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 withing those pieces. Plus, you need to add at least minimal quilting in the background - as well as any border, etc. I will post here as soon as it's complete. I may add the same border I design for the Poinsettia described below. Yep, another "stay tuned". ^_^
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?! Today I am considering doing another one and using the above described method - we shall see.
As for the new reverse applique 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 cost less than what you would pay for all three separately.
. There is a 10% discount on orders of $100 or more. ^_^
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