Applique Patterns for Hand or Machine
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 stitch. You will also find many unique award winning applique' patterns for quilts and wall hangings, suitable for hand and machine applique within the pages of this site.
Artfully Applique' offers applique' quilt patterns suitable for hand or machine applique'. All of the pattern samples shown are done with traditional needle turn. Some of the kit samples are done with a fusible product, and only because I prefer not to spend all my time making lots of samples of the same design just because the fabric becomes unavailable! All of the flower patterns are my original designs. For many of them I sat in the dirt in my yard/garden to draw. The Ancient Art Series contains my interpretations of various Japanese Family Crest designs. The "In A Word" series also contains only original designs. The later ones are animals and were inspired by the 'attribute' attributed to that animal. There are words about that on the back cover of those.
It is my desire that you find as much joy in completing your applique' quilts as I found in creating applique' patterns for you. I know how precious the gift of time is and how much satisfaction comes from using that time to create beautiful applique' quilts. I strive to give you applique' quilting designs worthy of your craftsmanship. Quality is very important to me and your satisfaction is my top priority. If you ever find any reason to be dissatisfied with any of my products, have suggestions or need advice about completing your applique' quilting project, please write to me.
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Discount = FREE SHIPPING
After struggling with the whole discount issue for some time, I have chosen to do free shipping instead. Now, if you order $100 or more - there will still be a discount applied - and I thank you a lot! ^_^
The Newest, New Series
I have now created another new series. The newest one is small in every sense of the word. There are 4 designs now. There may be a few more and I don't think many. Then again, ya just never know. ^_^ There's nothing currently 'on my mind'. This series is called La Petite Nearly Nouveau and the designs are a single blossom and couple of leaves - using the full-size Nearly Nouveau patterns from which to choose the 'flower'. Use the link just below to check them out. They will be sold as kits only - except you can purchase all 4 patterns in one package, at a discount. They just won't be available as individual patterns. There are more words on the products page(use the link here or in the browser menu top left of this page) - I will just say here that these are small BUT not 'easy' or for "beginners". There are other options for those within these pages - check that menu. ^_^
All The News That's Fit To Print
High Sierra Quilters has moved to Placerville!!! yea!! 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 4-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. Just call me. OR Give them a call! 530-622-9990 to request class schedule or a class for yourself!
If you wish to place an order and you do not live in USA, please send me an email and we can work out the shipping cost. I haven't figured out how to do that yet, sorry. :(
And so the year has ended - at least as far as shows for me. It was a roller coaster year indeed! I guess I can say it ended with a bang as while at the last show I received an email with the long awaited (10 years!) invite to participate in "Road 2 CA"!! If you live anywhere in the Western states, you will know what I'm talking about. If not, you can check it out online. There is a link to the site at the bottom of this page. I am thrilled and excited, to say the least. And I'm also going to the AQS show in Phoenix in February! Another big one - sure hoping that one turns out ok!
There will be some changes for me this next year. While I'm was going to cut back on the number of shows as well as the distance traveled to, that will all be after January! OK, now February! I chose to take a year off from the Tucson show and now it looks like I will be doing the Yuma show instead - and turns out they are on the same weekend this time. hmmmm From there I will go straight to "Road" as not enough time to come all the way home. Am going to visit with friend in San Diego for the day or two between. Crazy as it sounds, I swear we saw each other more often when I still lived in Ohio than we have since I've been out here. ^_^
As for new designs - I will definitely have some new work to present at "Road"!! I am working on two new ones right now! They are both drawn - am struggling with finding the perfect fabrics. Have one of them started - for the second time! It's a morning glory and I have really struggled with how and what color(s)!!! The first one was truly an experiment - I think I have it sorted out now. Could change again if I can get Tammy to do a special dye job for me. ^_^ I normally post things on pinterest as "work in progress" - here's the address (not an active link) http://www.pinterest.com /jrixman
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Just an example of one of the brooches I've also been making. Most of them, including this one, are offered as pendants with the matching necklace included.
#17 in hand dyes
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