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What a unique gift for friends or family, especially if they are gardeners! Preserve plants by matting and framing them as plant pounding quilted pieces. This is a great way to display smaller plant poundings and to show a variety of plants as well.
Start with a few simple cross stitches and build to a beautiful elaborate decorative band of embroidery.
Follow Dianne Hire into her wonderful would of distinctive applique designs to inspire and delight you. Try out her App2Applique technique with this simple block.
Reverse Appliqué the Eye of the Beholder way. It’s not your Grandmother’s way. When my Great-Grandmother, Sarah Catherine Walker Tiers was quilting in the 1800’s, she used paper templates, pins and scissors. And, she would have reverse appliquéd the traditional way. (Reverse appliqué is when the design is revealed in the background fabric peeking through,...
Four sweet hearts and charming dimensional flowers make this little project a perfect addition to your redwork collection.
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