applique quilts -- getting started?

applique quilts -- getting started?

Post by pkte » Tue, 17 Feb 2004 14:51:45



Hi,
I'm new to this list.  I have made a few pieced quilts before, but I'm
interested in making an applique quilt based on my own designs.  Can
anyone suggest a good book that will help me learn the techniques to
turn my sketches into quilt squares?  Thanks!
Alex
 
 
 

applique quilts -- getting started?

Post by Brian Christianse » Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:57:14


Here is a site you might want to take a look at:
http://www.quilt.com/HowTo/AppliqueHowTOPage.html

It has instructions on how to applique, several patterns for applique that
are online, and a "bibliograhy" of books about applique - many of which are
probably availabe at a bookstore or library, (the site itself has a link to
purchasing the book at amzon.com)
.

Quote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list.  I have made a few pieced quilts before, but I'm
> interested in making an applique quilt based on my own designs.  Can
> anyone suggest a good book that will help me learn the techniques to
> turn my sketches into quilt squares?  Thanks!
> Alex


 
 
 

applique quilts -- getting started?

Post by Helen in M » Tue, 17 Feb 2004 20:40:37


Good luck- I love appliqu.
My favorite piece of advice if a project looks too daunting is you only have
to deal with 1/2" at a time. When you're sewing that is. Silly as it is, it
made it much easier for me.

Helen in MN

Quote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list.  I have made a few pieced quilts before, but I'm
> interested in making an applique quilt based on my own designs.  Can
> anyone suggest a good book that will help me learn the techniques to
> turn my sketches into quilt squares?  Thanks!
> Alex

 
 
 

applique quilts -- getting started?

Post by Rita » Tue, 17 Feb 2004 21:03:15


I have enlarging and applique hints on my site. Look in the projects
section. Just click on the URl below my signature and hopefully it will
take you there.
--
Rita
http://www.ritasquilts.com

Quote:

> Hi,
> I'm new to this list.  I have made a few pieced quilts before, but I'm
> interested in making an applique quilt based on my own designs.  Can
> anyone suggest a good book that will help me learn the techniques to
> turn my sketches into quilt squares?  Thanks!
> Alex

--
Rita
http://www.ritasquilts.com
 
 
 

applique quilts -- getting started?

Post by Eli » Wed, 18 Feb 2004 03:17:37


There are some awesome applique artists in this group.  Take their advice
and you can't go wrong.

Gina in IL

Quote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list.  I have made a few pieced quilts before, but I'm
> interested in making an applique quilt based on my own designs.  Can
> anyone suggest a good book that will help me learn the techniques to
> turn my sketches into quilt squares?  Thanks!
> Alex

 
 
 

applique quilts -- getting started?

Post by pkte » Wed, 18 Feb 2004 06:14:33


Thanks for the advice everyone.  The sites look very helpful.