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Appliqué Techniques Made Easy

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177 pagine
33 minuti
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Jan 22, 2014
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9781596356559
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Gathering a variety of appliqué techniques, this guide features 10 projects that readers of all skill levels will be able to use to create singular and beautiful quilts. Crafters can experiment with different methods and choose those that suit their personal style the best. Techniques include hand appliqué, fusible appliqué, and 3-D appliqué, among others.

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Jan 22, 2014
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Butterflies in Blue

Designed & Quilted by Julie Weaver

Practice makes perfect. By the time you have finished the machine appliqué on the last block you will be ready for any fusible appliqué project.

Project Specifications

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Quilt Size: 52 x 62

Block Size: 8 x 8 finished

Number of Blocks: 20

Materials

• ⅛ yard black batik

• ⅜ yard medium blue batik 1

• ⅜ yard medium blue batik 2

• ⅝ yard dark blue batik 1

• 2 yards dark blue batik 2

• 2⅝ yards light blue batik

• Backing to size

• Batting to size

• Thread

• Black embroidery floss

• 1¼ yards fusible web

• Basic sewing tools and supplies

Cutting

Prepare templates for appliqué shapes using patterns given in the pattern insert.

From black batik:

• Cut butterfly bodies as per pattern and instructions.

From medium blue batik 1:

• Cut 5 (2" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut into 20 (2 x 2½) B rectangles and 20 (2 x 5½) C rectangles.

From medium blue batik 2:

• Cut butterfly upper wings as per pattern and instructions.

From dark blue batik 1:

• Cut 8 (2" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut into 20 (2 x 5½) D rectangles and 20 (2 x 8½) E rectangles.

From dark blue batik 2:

• Cut butterfly lower wings as per pattern and instructions.

• Cut 13 (1½" by fabric width) G strips.

• Cut 6 (2½" by fabric width) K/L strips.

• Cut 6 (2¼" by fabric width) binding strips.

From light blue batik:

• Cut 1 (2½" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut into 10 (2½") A squares.

• Cut 3 (8½" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut into 10 (8½") F squares.

• Cut 30 (1" by fabric width) H strips.

Subcut 4 strips into 60 (1 x 2½) H2 segments. Set aside remaining 26 strips for H-G-H strip sets.

• Cut 11 (2" by fabric width) I/J/M/N strips.

Butterfly

8 x 8 Finished Block

Make 10

Courthouse Steps

8 x 8 Finished Block

Make 10

Completing the Courthouse Steps Blocks

1. To complete one Courthouse Steps block, select one A square and two each B, C, D and E rectangles.

2. Sew B to opposite sides of A referring to Figure 1; press seams toward B.

Figure 1

3. Add D to the top and bottom of the A-B unit referring to Figure 2; press seams toward D.

Figure 2

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with C and then E pieces referring to Figure 3 to complete one block; press seams toward C and E pieces.

Figure 3

5. Repeat steps 1–4 to complete a total of 10 Courthouse Steps blocks.

Completing the Butterfly Blocks

1. Trace butterfly shapes onto the paper side of the fusible web leaving at least ¼" between shapes referring to patterns for number to cut. Reverse the lower wing pattern as directed, referring to Figure 4.

Figure 4

2. Cut out shapes, leaving a margin around each one.

3. Fuse shapes to the wrong side of fabrics as directed on pieces for color. Cut out shapes on traced lines; remove paper backing.

4. Fold and crease each F square horizontally and vertically to mark the centers.

5. To complete one Butterfly block, center and layer one butterfly motif on a creased F square in numerical order referring to pattern; fuse in place when satisfied with positioning.

6. Using black all-purpose thread and a machine buttonhole or blanket stitch, stitch around each shape.

7. Transfer antennae lines above the butterfly body using the water-erasable marker.

8. Using 2 strands of black embroidery floss and a chain stitch, stitch

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