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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 Clever Clips to keep all the sashing and dividing strips organized before you begin sewing the quilt top together.

Cutting and basting: the Cafe Comforts Cozy Quilt takes shape

Today, we're cutting the sashing and the dividing rows for the Cafe Comforts Cozy Quilt, a collaborative effort featuring blocks ...
Use a 12.5 inch square ruler to trim up the blocks to a uniform size.

Layout and design begins on the cozy quilt

Yesterday, I shared the story of how my friends from around the world sent me some lovely blocks on my ...