310: Balancing Personal Projects and English Paper Piecing

Join us for a conversation on balancing personal quilt projects with other demands on your crafting time, and some highlights on English Paper Piecing.

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The quilt hanging behind us is the Into the Groove quilt! Check out the digital quilt pattern for yourself.

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  1. All applique, am about to learn broiderie perse` eeek hope i dont make mess and it looks like i used safety scissors!

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    • I use fusible appliqué techniques when I appliqué, which isn’t often.

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  2. If I do not win the fabulous scissor set, I will have to go out and buy a pair so I can cut like the cool girls. 🙂 Love the Stitch!

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  3. I would like the scissor set cause mine have bit the dust … with the help of DH who now lives in the dog house.

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    • I recently found your show and I love it. You too make me laugh. I just am starting a EPP project. Making a table runner. I have had 4 back surgeries and just started quilting again. I am up to about 3 hours a day to quilt. So I am hope working an EPP will help me keep my hands busy. I have my share of UFO which includes a king size quilt for my niece. Decided to send it to a long arm quilter. My further qrandson is 16 and has asked for a quilt. Hopefully I will finish this one.

      I would love the scissor set because I really need good scissors.

      Thanks
      Deb

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    • Love the show thanks for the great information and tips and for keeping us current

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    • Fusible for me. You ladies are awesome. The best part is you are very real and down to earth.

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  4. You Ladies crack me up. Lynn’s comment about home decor sewing reminded me of “When you give a Mouse a cookie….they will want a glass of milk to go with it.” LOL ”
    Most loved kid book at my house.

    I very rarely make something for myself. I make things for the family but don’t tell them that I am sewing something for them because then I feel like they are bugging me to get it done. I have a list of people I still want to make a quilted gift for. It is a SECRET list. Took me 45 years to make a quilt for my beloved mother-in-law. She is in her eighties, so she went to the top of my list….She loves it.

    I just want to say that I look forward to Fridays to see what you all are up to.

    Happy Quilting

    Aileen in Florida

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  5. Wish you all were on weekly. I enjoy your videos and your comradery!

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  6. Wow, wonderful giveaway! I enjoy doing fusible applique.

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  7. I haven’t done any applique in a long time. I started a very detailed applique quilt and had it over half way completed and my home burned and ruined all my work. I have not been able to convince myself to try again since then, but I have been toying with the idea of trying again in the near future.

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  8. Hey Guys!

    Thanks for the opportunity. I am one of those weirdos who LOVES needle turn applique as well as wool applique and embroidery.

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  9. I love, love, love new tools to learn new skills! I have never done applique and would enjoy learning!

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  10. Applique is on my list to delve into! I just have to find the time and tamp down the intimidation factor!But I will master it! (Even if I it ends up not being my jam)

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  11. I do both needle turn and fusible applique. Just finished a vine and floral border for a lap quilt!!! Love your show and the stitch ins.

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  12. Lynn – What pattern is your ‘No Guilt’ quilt?

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  13. Great show great give away. Thank you shelly

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  14. Raw edge fusible applique is my most used, but I also try others approaches for special projects!!

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  15. Selfish sewing is sewing that helps you destress. Crock Pot meal and sew on!

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  16. As a matter of fact, I am cutting out the fabric for my first appliqué project, using a fusible but I will stitch it down, too. It’s the 2018 BOM with Quilt Doodle Designs, Snow Much Fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I’ve tried all different types of hand stitching … like Lynn my stitches show on EPP and I didn’t like … I love the Lucy Boston look … but my favorite is a wall hanging that took me four years and many trips. I put French knots in amish bar panels where the snow was falling on a bird/tree scene. It will hang all winter.

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  18. Excited about these scissors! Watch your show every time. Listen to your podcast too Pam. I like hand applique, but have little time, so machine applique or machine piecing usually wins out.

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  19. Just now getting into EPP and applique at 73 years young! Thanks for teaching an old dog new tricks 😉

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  20. Beautiful extensive appliqué scissor set

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  21. I do appliqué, have use needle turn and fusible when in a hurry to finish a project.

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  22. I have done very little applique so far, but this year I am branching out. I has several projects that involve applique. This applique scissors set would be wonderful.

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  23. I have a number of applique projects that need finishing. These would be helpful.

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  24. I do glue and freezer paper applique I learned from a friend… so far only used this on one quilt but have more planned!

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  25. I love to appliqué. I use different techniques for different looks. While watching this episode I was working on some red, white, and blue EPP hexies. I plan on making a Hawaiian wall hanging this year all by hand. My first Hawaiian appliqué projects.

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  26. I love the show! Keep up the good work.

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  27. I enjoy both fusible and needle turned applique.

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  28. I have yet to do Applique too busy making quilts for others. right now i am making a queen size for a lady at work and every other day she is asking me where it is. when i get done with it i will be selfish sewing maybe EPP.

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  29. I have appliqued usually with a fusible. but, it is not my favorite– I did try a needle turned piece– frankly it was a mess

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  30. I do needle turn and also do some fusiable

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  31. Yes I applique. I mostly do needle turn but recently English paper piecing.

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  32. Appliqué scares me! I have done just a litttle using the fusible method. Need to jump in and do more!

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  33. I do both machine and hand applique. I have been preparing my applique pieces with freezer paper and starch, but would love to learn needle turn.

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  34. I’ve done machine applique only

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  35. Applique in my favorite part of quilting. I either do needle turn applique or turned edge with starch. Lately, applique has been the needlework or choice in front of TV.

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  36. I prefer to do fusible appliquing on the machine. I have tried needle turn, and wasn’t happy with my results.

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  37. I love to needleturn applique, but it is pretty time consuming, so these days i’m doing a lot of fusible

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  38. Applique is one of my favorite forms of quilting. I have tried almost all forms of applique and love doing different methods.

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  39. Generally speaking, I am not an appliqué girl. However, I was recently given a grandmothers flower garden quilt. All the baskets have been completed but the flowers in the baskets still need done. I don’t know what kind of appliqué it is, but i feel it is going to take a long time.

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  40. I love to watch The Stitch TV Show while walking on the treadmill – good company to make the time go fast.

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  41. I have done fusible applique only – would like to try needle turned!

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  42. I haven’t done much applique, but what I have done was either needle turned or fused.

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  43. This set is really nice and would be a great app hi g to have! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    • Oops…Make that great thing to have…

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  44. I have only appliqued once, I used fusible

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  45. Love the stitch

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  46. I have only recently come across your show, love it. Cheers from Downunder. X

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  47. I’ve done more fusible than hand applique but like both.

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  48. I love your show and when I don’t have time to watch it, I listen to the podcast!!!

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  49. I have done the needle turn applique in the past. I am now starting to use the freezer paper method, where one uses the freezer paper for the template and then turns under the raw edges to the back of the applique with starch and a hot iron. Once the pieces have been prepared, then one applies a few dots of applique glue to attach the applique to the background fabric.

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  50. I’ve not tried applique but have embroidered, and I like that so I know I’ll like applique. Those are some great scissors.

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  51. I have only used fusible applique technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  52. I’ve done needle turn by hand but my favorite is using a fusible. Hope I win!

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  53. I applique every now and then. I have done both fusible and needle turn and use whatever technique is most appropriate for the type of project and how it will be used and cared for. I think a bit of applique on a pieced quilt makes it extra special.

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  54. I have appliqued but not recently. I did fusible.

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  55. Yes, I do applique and love it! My favorite method is fusible, but I also have an embroidery machine where I can applique too.

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  56. I enjoy needle turn appliqué the most. But if I’m in a hurry I will fuse the appliqué and then use a blanket stitch on my machine.

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  57. I have done needle turn, raw edge, fusible & freezer paper & glue appliqué. Enjoyed them all!

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  58. Love these tools

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  59. Love listening to the show while I am working on my own quilting.

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  60. I like fusible appliqué. Love the show!

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  61. I love to applique and I use fusible webbing. It works so great.

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  62. I prefer to do needle turn appliqué. Love your show.

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  63. This is just an EPP comment for Lynn – have you ever heard of Inklingo? I’ve been using it for my La Passacaglia quilt. I don’t like EPP myself and I’m lazy about marking seam lines for hand piecing. Inklingo allows me to print the pieces on the back of the fabric complete with seam lines. Then I can hand piece my rosettes.

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  64. I have done needle turn, but it’s too fiddly for me. I much prefer machine appliqué.

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