Thursday, May 13, 2010

May Quilt Guild Newsletter

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Linda Bringhurst taught us how to do an invisible Machine applique technique. She started by showing us some quilts that have used this method.

Machine Appliqué
• Freezer paper
• Invisible thread
• Thread to match background
• Glue stick (clear/non-acid/non-permanent)
• zig zag
• blind hem
Set your sewing machine to a close stitch length and have the stitch width set to just barely catch the fabric of your appliqué piece.
1. Trace appliqué pattern onto freezer paper and cut freezer paper pattern out on cutting line.
2. Iron freezer paper template onto the wrong side of your appliqué fabric.
3. Cut out your fabric appliqué with a 1/8 inch seam allowance to turn under.
4. Turn under the seam allowance and glue to freezer paper. (be careful to make smooth edges)
5. Stitch around the edge of your appliqué (pay close attention to points and valleys)
6. After your appliqué is completed, trim background fabric away leaving your 1/4 inch seam allowance.
7. Gently remove your freezer paper template from the back of the appliqué. On very small appliqué pieces (dots) leave the paper in.
8. Press your appliqué from the wrong side of quilt.

One hint that she added was to tighten the tension on your bobbin thread a little bit.
Pam also shared with us a tool that she learned about in an applique class. The black area is sand paper so that your applique piece will stay in place while you are working with it. It can be ordered from Piper's Quilts.

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Show and Tell
Pauline- Finished table runner made with doilies that were her mothers.
Pauline- Quilt top from a class taught at Snow Goose this year
Shanda- Birdie Baby Quilt
Shanda- Jelly Roll Quilt
Shanda- Roman Holiday. This quilt was quilted by Jan as the prize for winning the UFO contest last year.

Jan's quilting on the back

Shanda- Bag from Frolic
Melissa - Summer Dress
Ruffled Bag
Car seat cover

Dress for her daughter's Ice Cream Birthday Party
Holly- Black white and lime green bedspread, pillow and case for her daughter's bedroom (seriously I am going to move in with Holly if she will make me this darling bedding!)

Linda- Flower Pot Quilt
Jane- Minky Quilt

Pink Jelly Roll Quilt
Pleated log cabin ( this picture really didn't do justice to the amazing look of the pleats on every block!)
Hollie made these twice as nice blocks from the demonstration that we had last month!

Finished truck quilt!
Pam -Pink, black and white baby quilt. (I loved this done with the Pink boarder!)
Ann- Bear quilt and bunny quilt

This mini quilt was made with her sister
Pillow case made during a free make and take at the Machine Quilting Show
Peggy showed this cute jacket that she made. She plans to have the pattern in her store in the Fall.

Carolyn- Quilts for Haiti

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