Tuesday, December 14, 2021

It's That Time of Year! Quilty Folk Applique Template Giveaway!

I cannot believe we are this close to Christmas again! Where did the year go? Fed-Ex finally delivered our tree today, so maybe we can get into the proper holiday spirits after the tree lights start twinkling. Last year I gifted an applique template during this time of year and it seemed to be well received. Well over a hundred 'Yes, please! I want that!' comments plus emails, which really, is the best sort of compliment. Cozy quilts seem to be the thing we most want to work on during the holidays.

The older {Happy Flowers} Love Apple blocks
So this year, much in the same vein, I am doing another Very Merry Christmas giveaway to all my loyal readers! *This offer is good through December 25th!* Most everyone who responded the other day wanted the older Happy Flowers template, but I just couldn't resist offering the newer, funkier looking flower too. They are just so sweet! Everyone should have at at least one Love Apple quilt hanging around, right?
The newer 2021 Love Apple Blocks
If you are interested in obtaining the gift of these simple, folksy applique templates, all you have to do is leave a request in the comments or drop me an email. It's that easy! Both templates will be included in the PDF that will be attached in the return email. Depending on how many requests that I receive, it may take me until January 1st to get completely caught up. Please be patient! If you haven't received anything by that date, it will be because I can't find your return email. Then you can get grumpy {hopefully reach out again}, we can talk more, and then, probably, the PDF will finally be zinging your way.

A few things to consider:

  • Please leave your email address in the comment or you might very well get lost in the Blogger quagmire of privacy issues. Can leave it in this form: 'audkateaster at gmail dot com'  if you are nervous about throwing it out into the universe {use your email address not mine of course} . Or you can just email me directly if that works better. 
  • If you don't request the template, I won't be sending it to you. I'll just assume you stopped by to say 'Hi'!
  • This is a limited time offer, good only through Christmas Day, 2021. Last year I randomly got requests throughout the entire year! Which occasionally kind of drives me nuts, just saying. After December 25th, 2021 you will only get this giveaway PDF if you physically mail me a fat quarter or two through the postal service: Audrey Easter, PO Box 2251, Pateros, WA 98846. That tells me you're seriously in the mood to make this and not just trying to scoop up a freebie. It doesn't even have to be brand new fabric, just make sure it's suitable for quilting! And I'm dead serious about this unless maybe you live overseas and the shipping would be astronomical. Then we'll talk. Call me a meanie, but a giveaway needs to have an end date! Be sure your email is included with the fabric so I can get the PDF sent to the right person. 
  • Just to be clear, this giveaway is for applique templates ONLY, not quilt patterns. You'll probably want to trace the designs onto template plastic or freezer paper before you get started. 
  • When cutting the background fabric, 9" x 9" squares of fabric work fine for both motifs, even though one is on point and the other straight up and down. Feel free to make your background whatever size looks best to you though!
  • Both templates include a skinny rectangle shape that can be traced and used for the flower stem. I prefer to make long {bias or not} vines and cut into proper lengths. In the case of the Happy Flower block, you'll want to start with 2" strips and sew the really scant seam and then iron the seam to the back. For the newer Love Apple block, start with 1 1/2" strips and proceed like the previous block. So much easier hand stitching straight edges when all the raw edge is clear out of the way!
  • For all you stressy peoples out there, I need to tell you that it's highly unlikely these motifs will line up exactly even steven. Ha! Remember that the preferred look around here at Quilty Folk is cozy and hand touched, not precise and rigidly straight!
  • Please do not copy, redistribute or try to sell these templates. It might make me shut down my blog and go cry in a corner.
Okay, that's it. Any questions? Shoot me an email! Happy Holidays to all!

54 comments:

  1. Hi I would love the templates to the new Love Apple and the Happy Flower templates. Look forward to making something with them. I love your work , so charming!! Thank you and Happy Holidays from Iowa theredhenshop@gmail.com Melody

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  2. Hi Leigh here from Australia. I live your blog and would love a copy of the template you are offering. Have a merry Christmas. Leigh. Lat@internode.on.net

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  3. Aren’t you a sweetie! Thank you dear Audrey, I’d love a copy of the template xx

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  4. Last years tulip was lovely to make and I would love this years template. Warm greetings

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  5. Happy Holidays! and Happy New Year! I would love either the Happy Flowers or Love Apples templates ... or both!!! Thank you, Mona
    monabroad@yahoo.com

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  6. I really enjoy you writings! I would really like both patterns, thank you for the offer. Mary - Searsportquilter@gmail.com

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  7. I would love to have both patterns. I have enjoyed following your blog. Mara
    Ebrecken@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to have the templates please. I live in Ontario, Canada. My email address is as follows: judimass@rogers.com
    Thanks, Diane

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  9. I would love to have the templates please. I live in Detroit, MI. I love your quilts, and I think I will set a 2022 goal of making one with your templates! I started reading your The Courage to Feel Creative Series (on your Home line), and it is so inspiring! juliana_ellington at yahoo.com

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  10. I would love to make that older version...hugs, Julierose
    "pyanorose@gmail.com"

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  11. Oh yes please! I would love to have the templates. I am shivering in Eastern Tennessee. My email is breezytrees47 at gmail dotcom.

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  12. I have a question. I'm looking at all the layers in Happy Flowers and wondering if you cut away underneath the appliques?

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  13. Oh! I love this pattern! I would love to receive this template, thank you so much! Janice.Hebert01 at gmail dot com It's cold today here in MA but not terrible. It's been such a mild fall and I'm hoping winter will be as well - fingers crossed. Jan in MA

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  14. I would be so happy and honored to have your patterns!!!!! I am rn9999@gmail.com. thank you for your generous heart!

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  15. Thanks for this offer of he template. I do love your quilts. Juliannph@gmail.com

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  16. I made your tulips and love, love, love that quilt (just need to get binding on it) and would love to have this new template. Thank you for being so generous. castonguayrosemarie@hotmail.com

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  17. I would love the templates. It is a pattern I have always wanted to do. dgallett@gmail.com

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  18. Audrey Muchas gracias por tu amabilidad, me enacntan tus edredones, sere my afortunada si recibo tu patron.
    madrinaban@gmail.com

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  19. Thank you for everything you share, Audrey. I love your work, your style, your fabric choices, just all of it. I'll pass on the templates simply because I know myself well enough to know I'll just file them away without actually using them (sigh). Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  20. I would love a set of your templates. Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas! forevercrafty@gmail.com

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  21. So wonderfully generous of you! I would love to get the templates. Had so much fun with the tulips last year and I absolutely need to start a new project (not)! 🤣 This will be fun! Thanks! louisesjodinshort@gmail.com

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  22. I always get excited when you send a new post! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me on a regular basis. I'd love a set of the templates! mbbaker35@yahoo.com. Thank you . Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  23. I have enjoyed reading your blog posts for a couple of years. I love folk art quilts and would enjoy having both of the templates to work with. Thank you for your posts - they are very inspirational. Merry Christmas. pquilters@optonline.net

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  24. I would enjoy trying my hand with these templates. Thank you for your generosity! I enjoy reading your blog. Your work is inspiring. Jspwarren@aol.com

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  25. Good morning!   I would love to receive a copy of your Happy Flowers and Love Apple applique templates!  I am a long time lurker of your blog and love your quilts!   One of my favorite features of your blog is when you articulate your thought process behind your design decisions.  You have inspired me to take more chances with my quilting and I feel like my quilts are becoming more of an expression of my creativity and less about following a pattern to reproduce someone else's vision.  
    Thank you so very much for your generosity and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! debandersonquilts@gmail.com

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  26. You're so kind to do this, especially during this busy holiday season. Of course I'd love to receive a copy! Amityquilter 2008 at gmail.com

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  27. I just LOVE both of these patterns, I guess I will have to make a small quilt with these patterns. I so love your work, your color choices are just inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!! karakrantz1991 at gmail dot com, and a partridge in a pear tree. :)
    Kara

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  28. I would love a copy of both of the templates!! Thank you for doing this!! I love reading your blog!! Merry Christmas! IronLftr10 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Audrey your quilts always make me happy to see! I have the tulip one you sent out last year and would love to have both templates for this year to add to my collection! kellymx@aol.com
    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  30. Yes, please sent me the love apples templates.
    camille(dot)venners(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Would love to receive the templates., thanks for your hard work! Really enjoy seeing your work!! Eileen
    ekmvalencia@gmail.com

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  32. I'm still lovingly clutching your tulip pattern from last year, though I have to admit that I haven't started the quilt I intend to add tulips to. (oops) (ahem)
    Your older Love Apple quilt is still one of my very favorites of your quilts, so I would absolutely love to have your templates! (I'll not promise when I'll get to making a quilt with them, tho. I am a well-known procrastinator. Maybe I can add a few love apples to my (eventual) lone star tulips quilt?)
    And many many THANKS!
    My most reliable email is grrrglinton AT gmailDOTcom. Blogger usually doesn't throw a fit over that one...

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  33. Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry and Joyous Christmas

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  34. I would very much like a copy of your templates, Audrey. Your blog and your quilts have been a truly bright spot in my day over the last few months. I rarely do applique but your love apples quilts are so special, I will give it go. Stay well, robina dot sanderson at gmail dot com

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  35. Sign me up! I would love to have another one of your Applique designs. Thank you for offering them. A Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family!
    rebecca53.rs@gmail.com

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  36. I would love your templates, it is so kind of you to share! Thanks so much. My email is: bob and joan 99 AT Yahoo DOT com

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  37. Thanks for your generous gift of the templates. I sent you an email.

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  38. I am a huge fan of your work. You inspire me because each quilt is your own, even when you start with a specific pattern. I appreciate the explanations and background that you share as you describe your progress. I would enjoy receiving your kind offer of the patterns. Thank you! Happy Holidays!
    mjf2180 at gmail dot com

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  39. Audrey, reading your blog is a high point of my days. I would love your Happy Flowers templates. Also, what is your usual technique for applique of this type? Freehand needle turn, freezer paper? I'd love to know. Thanks. 2Bizee2 at GMail dot com

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  40. I would love to get the PDF of the Happy Flowers, I am a fan of the old and traditional. fletcher.jean@gmail.com or fletcher dot jean at gmail dot com

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  41. Thank you, I would love to receive your Happy Flower templates.
    rkingscott@hotmail.com

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  42. I would love to receive a copy of both templates - your quilts are lovely! Thank you so much for your kind offer. patti@quiltsasdesired.com

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  43. I, too, would be so happy to receive copy of both templates. Thank you for inspiration Pat. dpclark78163@gmail.com

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  44. I have been following your blog for years and really love your folksy quilts and how you share your process as you go along. Please send both templates. I am already contemplating how I will use them!

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  45. would love the older templates, that is one of my favorites of yours. Thank you , Pam at pforgerson@sbcglobal.net

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  46. Yes, I'd like a pattern please! and Thank you! dkDOTdkoch2DOT75ATgmailDOTcom

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  47. how awesome! Thank you so much,

    misspittypat51@yahoo.com

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  48. I've never heard of a tree coming fedex! lol
    Merry Christmas sweet lady!!

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  49. Thank you for the offer, those templates will make wonderful quilts and yes I do want to request them. sylvia-porn@myquix.de Thank you

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  50. Thankyou so much! I would love the templates. I have loved the first quilt since I first saw it!! Happy Holiday Season.
    rowena.muller@gmail.com

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  51. Deseo recibir su plantilla ¡muchas gracias! ¡FELIZ NAVIDAD!
    aldharabe@gmail.com

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  52. Thank you for this! I would love the templates. pk_sews at yahoo dot com.

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  53. Thank you and I would really appreciate receiving your templates.

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