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Needleturn Appliquers

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.

Website: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/group/needleturnappliquers
Members: 109
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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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 QuiltDragon on Thursday

Good morning! Welcome Diana - sounds like you've already gotten some very good advice! I've been loving applique for about 30 years and am still learning. I especially have trouble with sharp points, but workin' on it!

Comment by Diana Nelson on Thursday

Thank you for all of your nice comments.  I checked out Mimi Dietrich's applique class and signed up and so far it has been great.  Thanks.

Comment by Carla on Wednesday

Piece O' Cake has some great videos on their website and on you tube. Becky Goldsmith does a great job explaining needleturn applique.


Comment by Janet/MO on April 18, 2017 at 7:59am

Welcome Diana.  I would also highly recommend you sign up for Mimi Dietrich's applique class on Craftsy.com.  She is really good at addressing different issues that come up with applique. 

Comment by AnnetteJ on April 18, 2017 at 6:57am

Good Morning, Diana, and welcome!  You'll find this a very helpful group.  I would suggest slightly smaller seam allowances for your small shapes because there just isn't room for any extra fabric in there.

Comment by Diana Nelson on April 18, 2017 at 5:42am

Hello - I've just joined this group and am a quilter but hand work is still my favorite.  Want to learn needleturn applique and am hoping this group helps in giving me some good info on it.  Am attempting to do some small shapes and having a hard time with it so any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Comment by AnnetteJ on March 25, 2017 at 10:46am

Yes, Carla, I do.  Both when I handquilt and machine quilt.  I'm not a very good judge, I've found, of quilting in a fairly consistant manner.  And I don't like it if it isn't reasonably even...I know, a little OCD, but I just don't seem to manage it otherwise.  Now, when I machine quilt flowers and leaves, I'm fine, but it's the echo quilting that needles at me.  And so I mark....And hardly ever echo quilt, lol.

Comment by Carla on March 24, 2017 at 5:17pm

Annette i was wondering if you did any marking while you are doing your echo quilting?  It looks so perfect!

Comment by AnnetteJ on March 22, 2017 at 4:39pm

It's amazing but I already have 12 of the 16 blocks quilted!  That means if I keep up with this pace, I should be finished the blocks by the end of next week.  Then there are the borders.  This quilt, though lovely, has given me more grief than any other I've ever made.  My next challenge will be what to do with the corners.  I may do what those who came before us did, and that is just run the leaves off the ends as they don't turn the corners nicely-sigh.  This is, I keep telling myself, why we have to have a large inventory of ideas...Creativity?  Guess I'll find out.

Would you believe there snow is melting so fast there was overland flooding in the fields last week.  But today we had snow-again!  Water is still in puddles on the street though and I don't see any Spring flowers up yet.  I love the idea of flowers around all year but the thought of the heat that requires just makes me I'll.  Guess I'm a Northerners thru and thru.  I'll have to live with flowers vicariously through you ladies.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 12, 2017 at 2:18pm

Your block is so beautiful Annette.  I can't wait to see the entire quilt!


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