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Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner

Tear away stabilizer, batting and binding to finish Welcome Spring banner

Yesterday we had a wonderful time using decorative stitches to add depth and dimension to our machine applique. Now it's ...
A blanket stitch was used to stitch the leaves and stems in place.

Decorative stitches add detail and dimension to machine applique!

Yesterday our banner found its voice as we added a sentiment using computer fonts or stencils and fusible web applique ...
Rough cut the pieces apart and then cut accurately on the drawn line

Enlarge, print, cut, fuse: successfully appliqueing letters to a quilt

In yesterday's post, we explored how to prepare fusible web applique for stitching for maximum success. Today we use the ...
Fuse the applique shapes in place on the background fabric

Fusible web applique – preparation for success

Yesterday I listed all the supplies we'll need to create a quilted spring banner. Are you all set? Let's go! ...
A selection of the supplies used to create your quilted spring banner

5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral ...
Use Fairfield's Quilter's 80/20 cotton/polyester batting for a little bit of texture in quilted projects

Understanding batting loft and which to use for your quilted project

This week I've been taking a close and detailed look at 5 batting samples from Fairfield. I received packages of 3 ...
A sample of Fairfield Poly-Fil Project-Fleece that has been pre-washed and quilted

The characteristics and benefits of polyester batting

This week I'm looking at some batting samples from Fairfield. I was sent 5 different batting samples and I'm looking ...
Pre-wash batting in warm tap water to pre-shrink

The benefits of cotton batting, how to pre-wash it and how to quilt it

This week I'm looking at some batting samples from Fairfield. I was sent 5 different batting samples and am looking ...