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This is a list to help those that enjoy needleturn or are wanna-be needleturners. Please introduce yourselves and the style of applique you enjoy most.

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Members: 109
Latest Activity: Jun 7

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What are you working on now?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Oct 13, 2014. 27 Replies

And then there's the thread issue <G>

Started by AnnetteJ. Last reply by AidaCJ/NH Mar 13, 2014. 17 Replies

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Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 7, 2018 at 10:44am

I started inking my first BAQ in the early 90s and did a lot of practice pieces around that time as well. So far, all are still in good shape with no fading that I can see. I figure that if it starts to fade over time, my descendants will hopefully have newer, better products to retrace with by then.

Chuckle for the day: I told DH I had to go to the store because I was out of the floss I need. He told me there was more floss in the bathroom, samples from the dentist. Not quite the embroidery floss I had in mind....

Comment by QuiltDragon on June 7, 2018 at 10:07am

Dona, that's good to hear! I've taken so long to finish this quilt, I'd hate to have something happen!

Comment by Dona Coffey on June 7, 2018 at 8:44am

Handstitcher  I have a quilt made about 20 years ago using pigma pens in a variety of colors and they have not faded at all.  WE made an autograph quilt for my grandmother's 85th birthday.

Comment by Janet/MO on June 7, 2018 at 7:51am

I love doing wool applique'.  A lot of the patterns show liberal uses of the buttonhole/blanket stitch, I usually stitch down the large pieces using a whip stitch & then reserve the fancier embroidery stitches for embellishment.  It uses less thread plus is faster to do.  

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 7, 2018 at 6:17am

I'm trying a bit of wool appliqué on a small kit DD gave me. It won't replace my needleturn, but is a fun change of pace and easier on my hands.

Comment by QuiltDragon on June 6, 2018 at 5:38am

handstitcher, agreed. If it's good enough for her, it's certainly good enough for me!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 5, 2018 at 6:22pm

If Pigma pens are good enough for Elly Sienkiewicz, they're good enough for me. 

Comment by QuiltDragon on June 5, 2018 at 4:58pm

Thanks handstitcher. I really didn't want to do any more embroidering than needed!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 5, 2018 at 3:44pm

I use the Pigma markers that are supposed to be acid free and permanent. I'm hoping they will last! 

Comment by QuiltDragon on June 5, 2018 at 3:37pm

Since many of us do Baltimore-type quilts, I have a question about lettering and penwork on quilts. The never-ending anniversary has a lot of memory blocks, so I'm putting lettering in there for birth dates, milestones, etc. When going through the blocks to see what I need to add, I realized I'd done quite a few with a "permanent" fabric markers. Can I leave them as is or should I go over the markings with embroidery thread? Thanks!

 

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