Thank you all for the helpful hints on how to do fusible applique.  I’m really not too sure yet how I will do it but I do have all the pieces cut out – after ironing the first one down wrong that is – yes I put it on the front side of the fabric – luckily I realized my mistake immediately and only had to re-do one piece.  This is what it looks like right now – just laying there – I might have to tweak it a little bit still and then I will need to pin all in place before I get it to the ironing board and iron one at a time so I don’t mess it up.

I can’t say as I was really impressed with the directions – and no blow up pattern to go by.  Iron creases in fabric down the middle and then 2 1/2 inches on top, bottom and sides – that was it! Guess work from there and keep looking at the photo.  After I get all ironed in place I will decide if I want to try machine applique or just leave as is because it won’t be washed.  I want to see how well the pieces seem to stay on first.  No rush – I don’t decorate until the beginning of December.  I can’t stand rushing the season – Would you believe Wal-Mart is already playing Christmas music over the intercom and here it is only mid-November.  I’m not sure when they started that I noticed it yesterday when I stopped to do grocery shopping.


And I did manage to finish the first border on the Bow Tie quilt last night – on a roll now!  I spritzed the blue marks out and let it dry overnight – now this morning I will be able to crank it on down and contemplate how to quilt the next areas.


I did not pick up Joseph’s Coat at all yesterday – I guess I better today – no rush – it isn’t like I need the quilt finished this week – I just want to get it done before the end of the year! The longest it will take me to get a binding finished – this one takes the prize for longest time on binding I guess.

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7 comments… add one
  • Doreen Nov 13, 2012

    Lovely all!!!!!

  • Valerie Nov 13, 2012

    Oh no! I’m glad you realized the mistake quickly and didn’t waste much fabric. That is the worst! 🙂 Your quilt will be gorgeous, I love this! Great job!

  • Kim Nov 13, 2012

    love the tree!

  • Debbe Nov 13, 2012

    I just love your hand quilting, it is beautiful! The Christmas tree project looks beautiful as well!

  • Teresa Rawson Nov 13, 2012

    I really like the border for this quilt, and the quilting design is perfect! I’m curious to see how you quilt the bow ties…

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  • Nedra Nov 13, 2012

    Things look good from here! And we have been playing Christmas music at our book store for the last few weeks (to help sell cd’s) and people have been buying them 🙂 Guess Christmas will be here before we know it.

  • Angie Nov 13, 2012

    That tree is absolutely DELIGHTFUL—I want one too 🙂

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