Fusible Web Appliqué Overview

Fusible web appliqué, or raw edge appliqué as some people call it, is the easiest form of appliqué, at least in my opinion. It's easy and fast and perfect for an appliqué beginner. The only thing you need to remember is that wrong is right! You are working with the wrong side of the fabric for your appliqué pieces, not the right side. Keep this in mind as you work through this technique and everything will turn out just fine.

 
Fusible Web Appliqué used to construct designs in Tweet-Heart pattern by Chatterbox Quilts

Fusible Web Appliqué used to construct designs in Tweet-Heart pattern by Chatterbox Quilts

 

You don't need many tools to do fusible web appliqué: some fusible web, a marking pen or pencil (I like to use a Sharpie Extra Fine Point Permanent Marker) and the appliqué template. You just need to trace the appliqué shape onto the fusible web, cut the shape out and then press it to the wrong (back) side of the fabric. Next you cut the shape out exactly on the drawn line, remove the paper lining and iron the appliqué shape to the background fabric. Simple, isn't it?

To give you an idea of how to do this type of appliqué, please watch the video below or on my YouTube channel.

I use fusible web appliqué in all my patterns and the Community Quilt Along, which started yesterday, is also constructed with this easy technique. In fact, the sample I'm using in the video is part of the Community quilt. It's not too late to join me in this online quilt along, so if you are interested, you can find out more information about it here.

Have you tried fusible web appliqué? Let me know your thoughts on this simple technique in the comments below.

Creatively,

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Book Review - Moda All-Stars Lucky Charm Quilts

The Moda All-Stars have published another book! Well, actually That Patchwork Place has published the book, but it is another one in the Moda All-Stars' series.

Lucky Charm Quilts includes 17 patterns that use charm squares or 5" squares or nickel squares. Whatever you call them, you'll find lots of projects for them in this book. As with their other books, royalties from Lucky Charm Quilts are going to charity, so that's an added bonus!

There are a variety of techniques used in these projects from pieced to appliqué, so there is something for every quilter. There is also a variety of project sizes in the book from table runners to pillows to lap quilts. Some of the patterns use more than one charm pack, so be sure to pick up several of the same line when you're next at your local quilt shop. :)

To see more of the designs in Lucky Charm Quilts, please watch the video below or on my YouTube channel.

Get your own copy of Moda All-Stars Lucky Charm Quilts so you can make wonderful projects with your charm squares.

Leave a comment below to let me know your favourite pre-cut to use in your quilt designs.

Creatively,

 

P.S. Please join me in the private Chatterbox Quilts Facebook group for information on quilting topics and vintage sewing machine discussions. I hope to see you there :)

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Schedule Changes for Chatterbox Quilts

Hi everyone:

If you are one of my Facebook followers you will have been enjoying my Facebook Live videos every Thursday. If you are one of my YouTube subscribers, you will also have been able to view a new video each week, also on Thursday. I realized that you have the opportunity to watch two different videos on the same day and thought that it would probably be better to adjust my video schedule just a bit.

Starting this week, I'll be changing my video schedule so you'll be able to watch my Facebook Live video every Thursday at 1:00 pm MST (you can always catch the replay on my YouTube channel or on my Facebook page afterwards) and my regular Youtube video, with the accompanying blogpost, every Tuesday.

What does this mean for this week? There will be a Facebook Live video on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and no regular YouTube video on that day. The regular YouTube video and blogpost for it will be released on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and every Tuesday thereafter. So you'll miss one week of a regular YouTube video, but you'll still see me on my Facebook Live this week.

I think this will be a better video schedule for you, my subscribers and viewers, as you'll see me twice in one week. I hope you don't get tired of listening to me ;)

Sign up as one of my Facebook followers and/or YouTube subscribers so you'll be notified when new content is released every week.

If you are already one of my subscribers, thanks so much for watching and commenting on my videos. I really enjoy creating them for you and hope you find value in them.

Creatively,

 

FREE Craftsy classes -One Day Only!

Hi there:

I wanted to let you know that for one day only you can watch all 1,200+ Craftsy classes for free! On Labour Day, September 4, 2017, all of Craftsy's classes are available for you to view absolutely free. This is a perfect opportunity to check out those classes that you've had your eye on and to learn some new skills.

If you don't already have a Craftsy account, sign up now with your email address and then enjoy as many classes as you can watch for one day only. Setting up a Craftsy account is free, so I'd sign up now so you can browse the classes and choose the ones you want to watch on Monday.

Remember, you can view all of Craftsy's class for free for a limited time: 

Starts: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. MST

Ends: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MST

Enjoy your long week-end and happy viewing!

Creatively,

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Book Review - Shape by Shape Collection 2

Welcome to the last Telecast Thursday of August 2017! We've had 5 Telecast Thursday blogposts this month!

I can't believe that summer is waning and fall is just around the corner. The cooler weather brings a return to quilting and a great time to brush up on your free motion skills.

This week I'm taking a look at Shape by Shape Collection 2 from Angela Walters. Angela has amazing free motion skills and she shares them in her most recent book. 

What I like about this book is that she provides you with ideas on how to quilt different shapes: circles, triangles, squares, etc. It's always challenging to decide what to put in this geometric areas, but Angela gives you lots of choices. She also provides variations on the designs for each section. 

The book is well laid out with an index of the quilting designs in it right at the front of the book. It has lots of clear photographs and instructions on how to create each design. 

Learn more about Shape by Shape Collection 2 by watching the video below or on my YouTube channel.

Shape by Shape Collection 2 by Angela Walters is a good reference book to have in the free motion quilting section of your library: lots of creative designs and clear instructions on how to stitch them.

Do you have a "go to" book that you use for free motion quilting designs? Leave me a Comment below letting me know its title. 

Creatively,

 

P.S. I'd love to have you join me and other quilters in the private Chatterbox Quilts' Facebook group. Learn and discuss quilting topics with this engaging group.

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