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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 645061 views.

From: Samsmom94


I finished the turtle turtle quilt top and finished binding a not-your-run -of-the-mill bear baby quilt.




From: judyinohio


Cari, you have done wonderful work with both of those quilt projects.  The Turtle Star quilt is absolutely dazzling and I could look at it for hours while the quilt with bears looks like you took the fabrics out of my bedroom closet.

You done good, girl!  clap

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Donna, I actually did do that once.  The SnC *does* cut fabric and quite nicely too.

The reason why I didn't this time is twofold.  One is that there is a certain amount of prep that needs to be done the the fabric.  Fabric needs to be *stiff as a board* to be accurately cut.  It can't be flimsy or wiggle around on the cutting mat.  You can do this in a couple of ways, depending on the type of applique you're going to do (machine? Hand?)

I do hand applique and would need to also wash out the stiffener before I could do my needleturn. And then wait for it to dry  ... or iron it dry .. all extra steps, which is obnoxious. 

The technique I use for my needleturn is to trace the finished shape on the right side of the fabric, do a long stitch along the seamline,  trim away the excess, and turn under the seamline.  

And because of this technique,  I don't need the applique to be cut into the right shape; having it done so is a actually a hindrance. 

Now if it was a machine applique where you have fusible on the reverse and you *do* need the shape to be cut out, then yeah, the Scan n Cut would work very well.  But I dont do that kind of applique. 


From: latterberry


Wow! That turtle quilt is beyond amazing!


From: MarciainMD


They are both wonderful quilts!  The turtle quilt is amazing.

Caring you have been busy. Love the turtle quilt and the beAR quilt.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


That Turtle Star is something else!! Love it...

Like that you did a 'not traditional' bear quilt as a baby quilt...the wee one will be able to enjoy that for years!


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


that turtle quilt is very cool, was that a pattern?  I love the unique turtle in the middle of a traditional lone star. Reminds me of the southwest style quilts


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


well here's the last B&W novelty.  I'm down to deciding on the sashing.  Originally I was going to use left over piano keys made from scraps, but it was too busy/messy.  So I thought about pieces rainbow colored 2x2 squares, then thought maybe try some of the rainbow fabric.  I'm not completely thrilled with any of them, but am leaning towards the rainbow stripe, but perhaps more narrow than shown here.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I've also been making some progress with my reverse applique - DH has surgery to remove his gall bladder & I worked on it while waiting at the hospital & dr. offices.  It's fun to see the pattern appear as I cut away the top fabric.  The 2nd picture shows where it will be placed when finished.  I'm using fabrics left from the NYB on the wall.