Monday, November 1, 2010

Having another bash……

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I have had a few bashes (and believe me they have been bashes) at needleturn appliqué…..I am having another go, with some wonderful help from Maree (she even sent me some pictures) and Julia …….I have ironed all my pieces, now I need to tack them down, and then I can start stitching them in place…thanks for all your encouragement Maree and Julia….hopefully this time I will improve……

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this has come in quite handy for the needleturn… I  purchased this mini iron a few years back, it was nice to pull it out of the cobwebs….LOL….

Have a great Monday

take care Peg….:>)…

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again.  You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

21 comments:

  1. goodluck Peg...........once you get the swing of it you will love it........I hated it but once I "got it" in my head I loved it..........

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  2. You’re buidling a house that looks awesome! Once you start loving needleturn applique, you will be hooked!

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  3. Good luck Peg...find a technique you like & it is loads of fun!

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  4. Hi Peg, ummm, me and 'needle turn' never got on but, have a go at 'freezer paper' applique, it's the best and give the same if not better results - not that I'm biased of course.
    hugs
    Miche'le

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  5. All the best there Peg - your work is always fantastic so I'm sure you will be giving me tips when I decide it is time for me to learn needleturn...........
    Hugz

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  6. Hey Peg! Have fun with your needleturn! I do it a completely different way that I learnt from Robyn Ginn ... who recently won some prizes (AGAIN!) at the Bris quilt show held in conjunction with the Craft Show. Her way is SOOOO easy ... no ironing around the templates - If we lived closer, I'd show you! :0) I don't do it much, but it's great for a different look. I'm sure your finished project will be gorgeous as ususal! Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  7. You will be ready to start Anni Downs' new quilt soon :)
    Your post does remind though that I am almost finished the same project, but maybe it needs to wait until after Christmas.

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  8. Good on you Peg, you know what they say, practice makes perfect!! Try a good mood, good lighting (and maybe the odd chocolate) and you'll be right!!

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  9. You can do it Peg!
    You've made a good start..
    Tack the fabric to the paper, spray a little starch on them and press...then I like to glue stick them in place ( tiny dots of glue)to hold while i stitch them on...before finishing off the stitching, stop short of the end.. undo the tacking and take out paper..or slit the back and take out paper..
    Julia ♥

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  10. You will be a natural at it Peg - I am sure of it..... Nice looking house. Looking forward to seeing it stitched down.

    Hugs - Fee X

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  11. Peg, I want to learn applique soooo bad. I have everything I need, except the courage, LOL. When you sew at home alone all the time with no one to show you how, it's a fly by the seat of your pants thing. I hope in my new sewing area I'll feel confident enough to spread the 'how to' books out and give it a go. Good luck! Hugs...

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  12. You will work it out I went to Winter in gathering and had a class with Natalie ross. I just love doing it now.

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  13. Good on you Peg - looking forward to some photos of some shapes stitched down.

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  14. I can't imagine you not being able to tackle this and win, Peg! Love your quote, very appropriate!

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  15. Your doing a Great Job so far...when your done you'll wonder why you didn't learn earlier...
    cheers

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  16. With your trusty little iron I am sure you will do great

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  17. Hi Peg, I don't know how to do needleturn either. Learning is a task I've set myself for next year.
    Maybe you will be able to teach me.

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  18. Yeah, good luck with that Peg....love the iron :-)

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  19. You can do anything that you put your mind to you are very clever girl... very cute iron

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  20. Good on you Peg! I blanket stitched mine because needleturn scares me. I do need to learn how to do it one day!

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  21. Oh Peg, I'm so far behind with my blogging and look at all your wonderful projects I've missed. I recognise this from a few years ago.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them all...take care, keep safe, happy quilting .. Peg