Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The View to my Lap

Quilting has been knocked off the priority list this week, but I still manage to squeeze in a few moments here and there. {I do value my sanity such as it is.} After a nice longish break, I picked up the fire quilt again. On to panel #4! 
My coffee table is feet friendly on purpose...
I've been semi-dreading it because there are more words to applique.*sigh So many tricky areas to stitch! And wouldn't you know it, I forgot to use those clever little Clover applique pins I love so much. La, la, la... pinning down all the cut-out letters with the regular pins that so easily get caught up in the thread. Oh well. Such is the life of an absentminded appliquer. And don't talk to me about fabric glue schmoo. I still have my stubborn pants on about that too...

19 comments:

  1. Well... I wish you good luck with your applique! It seems quite difficult but I am sure the result will be worth it!

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  2. I too wish you luck. I've ordered my first bottle of fabric glue. Going to give it a go.

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  3. I am right there with you on the glue. The only time I tried it...well, let's just say I had to redo it without the glue. I actually just picked up some new applique pins that I am anxious to try. Once I find them, that is...
    :)

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  4. I like to use staples. :) Not a fan of glue.

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  5. lol - I hate to do applique with pins because my thread always gets caught up in it - that is why I use the glue - but we all are stubborn about some things and quilting - I think that is why I am a stubborn hold out on those pens people use where they iron the marks out and if the quilt gets in cold weather I have heard the marks come back - who wants to iron a quilt?

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  6. Sometimes I put the pins on the back of the background fabric depending on the kind of applique I'm doing. I'm not fond of glue---I do needleturn (without paper) or I use the English paper method. Enjoy your stitching!

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  7. I have on the stubborn pants about basting glue too - lol! I'm glad you're getting a few stitches in. I went 2 whole days this past weekend without a single stitch - I haven't gone that long without in years! Sorry about the pins :0(

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  8. Utilizo igualmente alfileres y pegamento
    el pegamento en pequeñas dosis me funciona bien
    saludos

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  9. I have tried the glue. I have not been real happy with the results all the time. It does not work well for small or narrow pieces. It is alright for larger pieces of applique. You really have to be careful and not use too much!

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  10. I have come to the conclusion that thread basting is worth the time and effort. As for glue, I am with you!

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  11. There's a time and a place for most applique techniques, at least I've found that to be true. Sometimes glue, sometimes pins, sometimes basting. But to be honest, there are other things that I do have my stubborn pants on about. Bet we all do.

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  12. Good luck with your applique, love those small Clover pins too!

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  13. No, I won't talk to you about glue, because I baste almost all my applique now. I hate sticking myself on pins all the time. I've found that a few extra minutes basting (it's surprisingly fast) makes the applique go much better in the end.

    I love that blue fabric! I am very keen to see how the whole thing is looking, I think it's going to be great!

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  14. You can do it !!! One stitch at a time.

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  15. Sweetie, just grab those little Clover pins and swap them over! That'll make life a little easier for you.

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  16. I agree with the others.. basting is the way to go if you have a lot of applique. Good luck!!

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  17. Applique clips? What are these mysterious clips of which you speak?

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  18. I never "pin" applique pieces because they always end up stabbing some area of my (or someone's) body. But then this quilt has to cause you a little angst just by the nature of what it represents. Hopefully the stress caused by the making of it won't be nearly as bad as the dreaded fire! Wishing you a weekend of stress free applique!

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  19. Ooh, I am only doing my first ever applique, but didn't even know there were special pins. :-) I know people do it but glue on a quilt just seems counter-intuitive to me.

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