Spring Banner Quilt Applique

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Shades Method – A different appliqué technique

The flower appliqués are different from the appliqué you are used to. To get the shades I wanted in these designs I used layers of organza for the applique fabric. But still the process is different from your typical machine embroidery applique.

Some advantages of Shades Method Applique

* The flowers are digitized to eliminate several of the steps normally done with applique.

* One color of organza does the whole flower and its shades – no searching for separate fabrics for each shade

* One color thread is used for the whole flower; one thread color matches the applique fabric regardless of its different shades; therefore, no searching for threads to match each fabric/shade.

What’s Included

  • Both designs
  • Instructions on how to sew the designs
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Spring Borders No. 9 Free Embroidery Design

Spring Borders No. 9

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs – free to the first 500 visitors.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

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Spring Borders No. 8 Free Embroidery Design

Spring Borders No. 8 Free Embroidery Design

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs – free to the first 500 visitors.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

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Spring Borders No. 7 Free Embroidery Design

Spring Borders No. 7 Free Embroidery Design

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs – free to the first 500 visitors.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

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Spring Border No. 6 Free Embroidery Design

Spring Borders 6 - Free Embroidery Design

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs – free to the first 500 visitors.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

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