Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Crafted Applique - Review and GIVEAWAY!

I have pleasure of introducing my good friend Lara from Buzz in Bumble's new book called Crafted Applique to you today.  I met Lara almost 2 years ago through a blog hop and she is one of the sweetest woman I have met online.

When she told me she was going to be releasing a book I volunteered to help out any way I could. In addition to sending me a copy of Crafted Applique to review, she is also sponsoring a giveaway of an additional book, see the bottom of the post.


Confession time...I have not done much applique because...

1.  Raw edge applique - I don't like how the edges fray when doing a straight stitch to hold down the applique and I don't really care for the blanket stitch or zig-zag look (and I can't get the satin stitch to look decent).

2.  Needle turned applique - I really do not know how to do this type of applique and I bleieve that it is very time-consuming.

In Crafted Applique, Lara introduces a totally new way of applique which totally changes my thoughts on applique.  It has the speed and ease of fusible applique with none of the fraying, the best of both worlds!  In the words of a guild member I showed the book to, "This is a game changer". 

Take a look at this bookmark Lara sent me made using the technique, it is raw edge applique with a straight stitch...look how clean and smooth the edges are! (and this is after my entire guild played with the bookmark)


In addition to teaching her new applique method, Lara does a wonderful job completely explaining all of the different variations and tips to make the method work best for ever situation.  Crafted Applique also contains 7 fun applique projects to try the new technique on.

So now you probably are wondering what Lara's magic applique method is.  I can't tell you but you do have an opportunity to win a copy of the book below or if you cannot wait to get your hands on a copy you can order it today on Amazon (not an affiliate link).

To be entered, simply leave a comment on this post, any comment will do.  If you would like a topic comment on, you can tell me whether you have ever appliqued before and if yes, which method is your favorite.

The giveaway will be open for one week, ending on Wednesday, May 25th at 8 pm EST.  If you are a no-reply blogger make sure to leave your e-mail address (If I can't reach you, you can't win).

Thanks!



210 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds very interesting. I really love to add applique and I do buttonhole and needleturning applique (both by no means very good and perfect, but I love it,lol). You got my attention and I am looking forward to learn more about this new technique.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  2. This sounds like a really interesting book and an interesting method. I only appliqued in little picture-Quilts but not in big ones only with raw edges. But I wouöd love to make bigger quilts like this.
    Greetings and thanks for the chance!
    Rike

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  3. I've done needle turn applique in the past, but I'm not great at it. Would love to learn some new applique techniques.

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  4. I have appliqued before --- but I'm not sure which method I used. It's been a while ago.

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  5. I have done satin stitch and blanket stitch machine applique, and I am VERY excited at the prospect of learning another method!

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  6. I have done several appliqué quilts in the past, including a Baltimore with needle turn and a bonded appliqué quilt with a hand stitched buttonhole. I don't need to be entered in the draw because I ALREADY HAVE IT!!! And it is every bit as good as I expected, I'm saying no more.
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    Kate

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  7. I don't do much appliqué because I've only done needle turned and I'm slow. I tried machine appliqué but didn't like how it turned out. I would love to learn Lara's method!

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  8. I have done a little applique - by machine - I would love to learn more! thanks!

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  9. I do like applique, mainly on wall hangings or pockets on bags, and do mine with the bonded fusible method, then go round the edges with the slanted buttonhole like stitch on my Bernina. I would so love a copy of Lara's book .This sounds as though it makes a long job turn into fun, easy and fast.

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  10. I love appliqué and that is the number one technique I use. It is time consuming and I'm curious to learn a new technique

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  11. This book looks very interesting! I have done some appliqué, both needleturn and blanket stitch machine appliqué, and I enjoy both methods.

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  12. the more I read about this book, the more I want it. I have never done applique but I sure want to. I'm trying hard to win, but if I don't, it's on my wishlist.

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  13. Needle turned hand applique is the type of applique I've done most

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  14. I'd love to get this book. I like applique - both needle turned and raw edge.

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  15. I like raw edge applique, but don't think I do it very well.

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  16. I love applique and would love to win this book

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  17. I have not done raw edge applique for the fraying as you mentioned! I can't wait to give Lara's method a try!

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  18. I couldn't wait....had to order and just received Lara's book and can't wait to try this technique. the patterns in her book are all really awesome.

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  19. I haven't done much appliqué either, but this post has me curious!

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  20. I don't like the frayed edge of raw applique either. Hoping to win a copy of Laura's book!

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  21. I have avoided applique for just the reasons you mention! Would love to win this book!

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  22. I am very new to applique. I don't like the zig zag look on a quilt, so I'm trying to learn a lot about the needle turned applique. I really need a lot of help!!

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  23. I would love to get her book to see her way of applique

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  24. I have done a very basic one. I wanting to learn more.

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  25. Thanks for this great review Cheryl and for all the wonderful things you wrote! I'm really thrilled that "Crafted Applique" changed your thoughts on applique! It was so great that you took the book to your guild meeting and I got a huge kick out of one member calling it "a game changer"!

    I laughed when I saw what you were doing with the bookmark. Glad I didn't think about that possibility while I was sewing them, LOL. Those raw edges truly do hold up great though! My hope is that this technique will help a lot more people love applique!

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  26. Good morning. I have been hearing a lot about this book. Can't wait to see it. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  27. One of the reasons why I am not a fan of raw edge applique is the fuzzy edges. I think this may definitely be a book to add to the library of techniques.

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  28. I'm with you regarding the usual methods of applique. I love the look, but have problems with doing it. That said, I am willing to try a new method.

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  29. Machine applique is becoming my favorite technique, I'd love to try Lara's Magic!

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  30. I have only done a little satin or blanket stitch applique with fusible web as a part of a larger pieced quilt. I don't like how stiff it makes the quilt so I am eager to learn this new method!

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  31. Boy do I need this book, I have been trying different applique methods and can't seem to master any of them.

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  32. I feel the same way as you about raw edge applique. And I don't really like needle turn because of the prep work involved. I'd be interested to learn Lara's technique.

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  33. Sounds intriguing. Can't wait to take a look at this book. Thank you for letting us know about it and the chance to win.

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  34. Sounds intriguing. Can't wait to take a look at this book. Thank you for letting us know about it and the chance to win.

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  35. This sounds like a very interesting method! I don't like the way my applique turns out...although I have used the dryer sheet/lightweight interfacing method of applique before and it worked but really dryer sheets? LOL....looking forward to trying out this book!!!

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  36. this really sounds interesting. I have hand appliqued but would love to machine applique.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  37. WOW, I would love to take a look at this book. I have only done the raw edge applique and it's OK on some projects, but I would love to try a more clean way!

    libbyblaha@yahoo.com

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  38. This book sounds interesting and I'm sure I would learn many helpful tips.

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  39. I am very interested in learning about Lara's technique as I am not a big fan of raw edge appliqué either. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  40. I'm really intrigued by this appliqué process. I've tried many different types and do enjoy the process, so anything to get the look without the headache is a winner. Thanks. Camille@focus20.com

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  41. i would love to try this new technique and the projects are so cute. love the moth and the camper on the cover.

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  42. I've been hearing about this book and am quite intrigued! I do a lot of fusible appliqué projects and even teach a class but tell people not to wash their projects or they'll fray. I really must learn Lara's method!

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  43. The motifs in this book look darling. Would love to learn her applique method as it sounds less frustrating. Handy tips are always welcome.

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  44. One of the other bloggers let slip a clue as to the process...the rest of you guys have really piqued my curiosity. I usually machine applique with a fusible and machine blanket stitch. I have done hand-turned needle applique and while I love the look mine could stand improvement! So I am thoroughly on board with a technique that looks as good as your bookmark with the ease and speed that's mentioned! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  45. Applique is one of my favorite quilting techniques. I use the starch method and would love to know how to save time and still have it look nice. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. Not real good at applique, do raw edge so would certainly love to learn a new method and have her book. jsorensen794 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I sent my original comment to a "reply" --- will do it here. I have done (tried) many applique methods --- none of them are favorites. Am going to give this method a try.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  48. I too would love to learn a better way to applique.

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  49. I too would love to learn a better way to applique.

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  50. I am so looking forward to trying Lara's method.

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  51. I love applique ...But always up to learning new ideas..ty for sharing your thoughts on this book... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  52. I have appliquéd using a satin stitch, but have never been super happy with the results. I now have a new machine and like the results with a blanket stitch on my appliqué. I am intrigued with this "new" method and would love to win a copy of the book! Ohioholman @ aol.com

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  53. I do hand applique. I have tried machine applique several times, but I don't like the results as well as hand applique. Maybe her technique will change my mind.

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  54. I have done one fusible appliqué table runner with satin stitch. I am open to any new ideas.

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  55. I'm working on the Splendid Sampler and still can't do hand appliqué and it just doesn't look good using a sewing machine on such tiny pieces. This methods sound great. Thanks.

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  56. I'm an experienced appliquer. I started by taking a class on 14 ways to applique. I'll be interested to see what this technique is. I use different techniques depending on the project.

    Barbara at Stash Overflow

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  57. I do love a good game changer! I've done a little applique, but if there is a way to eliminate the fray...It makes me want to try it!

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  58. I do hand applique . I would like to get better at it and try other techniques. ccpmcsusmom@att.net

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  59. I have done reverse applique and raw edge applique. I like the look of both, but sometimes you don't want that raw edge look. I am curious to see this method.

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  60. Like you I don't do much applique, but maybe it's because I didn't find a way that appeals to me! Thanks for the chance!

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  61. I haven't found an applique method that I like yet. Perhaps this book would get me started.

    nkadenver at yahoo dot com

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  62. Looks neat, yet I don't want to spend money on a method I know nothing about. It'll be interesting to see if I win the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I've done a little applique with buttonhole edges. I would love to learn how to do applique better!

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  64. I haven't done a lot of applique, mainly a small amount of needle turn that doesn't look very smooth!

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  65. OH MY GOODNESS ALL THE REASONS YOU LIST ARE WHY I DON'T APPLIQUE..I'M SO INTRIGUED NOW THIS LOOKS AMAZING.

    ERIN2470@HOTMAIL.COM

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  66. I love the bookmark. Very cool looking book.
    Thanks for the review and the opportunity. acbeier71@gmail.com

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  67. Love applique, any method. I choose the best method for the project, or whatever I happen to want to do at the time.

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  68. I love applique and would love to learn a technique that is easier and the result to be professional looking. Sounds like a great book.

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  69. I too, do not like raw fusible applique for the same reasons. I am trying hand applique but need a lot of practice. This method sounds intriguing. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.
    nl@ridder.ca

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  70. Hi,loved this post>love applique! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  71. I'm always interested in a new way to do applique, I love the look but it takes so long and requires so much attention to detail. The design on the front cover of the book is adorable. quiltnparty@gmail.com

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  72. Thanks for sharing. I like to do applique and am curious about this technique. tljeo@yahoo.com

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  73. I'd really like to learn this method of applique. I've tried needle turn applique, but found it a little fiddly. Thanks for offering the giveaway. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  74. I've tried applique but am not very good at it. I am so interested in this book!

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  75. Love the cover of that book!! :) Haven't done much appliqué, but it's has so much possiblities. Would love to win a copy of Lara's book and learn more.

    (ebercast [at] gmail.com)

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  76. I have difficulty with my hand, so have steered away from all hand applique (except a bit of wool). And, am liking more and more the straight stitch look with several goes around the applique. Would like to learn other methods.

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  77. I like fusible and raw edge applique. I'd love to learn an easy no fray applique technique. Sounds intriguing!
    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  78. Always interested in a new technique!

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  79. I have always stayed away from appliqué for the same reasons as you, so this intrigues me!

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  80. I have tried needle turned applique and I did like it. I would love to learn a new method though. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  81. I have tried needle turned applique and I did like it. I would love to learn a new method though. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  82. very interested in her technique. i've done all the different methods, just not too well. lol

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  83. I do like raw edge applique, not loving turned edge applique, so speedy, no fray techniques sound awesome!

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  84. I do love applique. I prefer the fusible web method with either hand or machine blanket stitches around it. I also stitch other machine stitches around the applique too sometimes.

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  85. Oh the mystery! Count me in! Please put my name in the hat for the drawing! I'm working on my Play with Me Peg Board block and having a time trying to get circles to look the way I'd like - without spending an hour on each one! So far I have not really been successful - but the block with be a good companion to the other board game block we have made - http://alidatweloqdesigns.blogspot.com/p/play-with-me-qal.html Thanks for the chance at this book!

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  86. I love the appilque fusible web method with machine blanket stitches around it.

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  87. I love appliqué great giveaway

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  88. HELP!!! just finished machine applique on a quilt for a friend (consignment, really) and I had to use some applique on it to make the statement she wanted...did machine, raw edge, the only kind I have ever used, but not a fan. Need help so I can make all the cute kid quilts with applique for my 6 great grandbabies...please...

    kelibott@yahoo.com

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  89. I am sooo curious now because I shied away from applique but I "want" to be convinced :-) jen.neef@web.de

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  90. This is intriguing. I would love to know more about this technique

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  91. I do some appliqué, mainly raw edge. I have done appliqué using the button hole stitch.

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  92. I am so curious about this technique because I don't like raw edges and needle turn takes forever!

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  93. I am also very curious about this technique. I do raw edge applique when I do applique because I hate doing handwork. I generally use a zigzag or straight stitch because satin stitch often looks messy.

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  94. The edge of the bookmark looks nice, but can it be washed?

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  95. I haven't done a tonne of applique either but I don't mind the raw edged look. Needle-turn I haven't tried and doubt I have the patience for ;) I'd love to know what this technique is, even though I'm not anti-raw edge. Never hurts to have multiple tricks up one's sleeve! IG: @telltalethread

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  96. I with you as far as raw edge appliqué goes, but it has been my method of choice up until now, as it's been the easiest for me to manage. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  97. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book. I've hand sewn appliqué in the past, using blanket stitch around the edge; this new technique looks very intriguing.
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

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  98. I have just started exploring the world of applique. I have tried wool applique and needle turn applique. I love hand work and I love these methods. I agree with you about raw edge applique..I'm also not a big fan of fusible products. I would love to try Lara's new method!

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  99. I have done needle turn applique and raw edge and I'm not a great fan of applique. I'm pretty impressed with the book mark though and I might be persuaded to try again with this method.

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  100. I've tried several methods of applique. I usually choose the method to use for a certain project based on the size and shape of the applique and on how the item will be used. I'm not a fan of fraying edges so Lara's magic technique sounds like something I need to learn!

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  101. I have never tried raw edge applique, but, this book has me very interested to do so.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  102. I'm a needle turn'r! Love the smooth edges. I do love applique...

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  103. I'm a needle turn'r! Love the smooth edges. I do love applique...

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  104. love applique! and any and all of the various methods of working applique. usually follow the method used on the pattern i'm using, but raw edge is my fav when time is short.

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  105. I would love to win this book. I'm not very good at needle turn applique' and, like you, I don't care for the raveling edges of raw edge appliques. Might just have to buy this if I don't win! ckrutjo@gmail.com

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  106. I have tried many different techniques for all pique and would love this book, especially if it shows a way to do raw edge applique without the edges raveling.

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  107. Lara's bookmark edge looks so great, I'm wondering what the secret could be? Like you, I don't usually like applique for your same reasons, but am keeping an open mind with Laras new method! My email is sunshineintheattic@yahoo.com. (sunshine in the attic but all one word)

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  108. Lara's bookmark edge looks so great, I'm wondering what the secret could be? Like you, I don't usually like applique for your same reasons, but am keeping an open mind with Laras new method! My email is sunshineintheattic@yahoo.com. (sunshine in the attic but all one word)

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  109. I have used various forms of appliqué and this new method sounds very interesting. Would be interesting to learn a new method!
    My email is swenstrand at gmail dot com.

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  110. The only applique I've done is topstitched and I don't even know if that is the official name.

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  111. I have appliqued several times and don't mind it, but of course, I'd rather have a smooth, no-raw-edge finish to my project rather than suffering through the satin stitch or blanket-stitching which always comes out catty-wompus.

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  112. A new method for applique? I'm intrigued and would love to know the secret. I started a needle turn applique project many years ago and it's been stored away. It's my only "WIP" and who knows if I'll ever finish it.

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  113. I have a real difficulty with applique--this would really help me out!

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  114. Any method that is an improvement or quicker or easier to do has to be a goer.

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  115. That picture of the bookmark says it all, doesn't it? No fraying to be seen! And soft looking. It certainly looks like a game changer for this applique avoider!

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  116. I think applique can add so much to certain quilts, but I want them to have clean edges and stitching that adds to the design or is not seen at all. I start off great, but bore pretty quickly because those put on with double sided iron-on interfacing look stiff, raw edges fray regardless if blanket stitched or straight stitched, and I am not great at turned edge applique. Maybe the answer is Laura's method.

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  117. I have tried raw-edge but this looks so much better!

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  118. I've used the raw-edged appliqué method a number of times and needle-turned appliqué a couple of times. I'm really curious about this new method!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  119. I have raw edge applique-d but have never been happy with results, I can't wait to see the correct way

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  120. I love how tidy this looks! I've tried a bit of all of those methods... And nothing quite works the way I'd like it to. I have a feeling that this book is going to be so valuable to so many people!

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  121. I have not done much applique, but would love to learn more. This book looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  122. Hmmmm....I guess I'll have to enter and win to find out her secret!
    Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  123. What type of applique have I done in the past???? Most of these are a one time try or I did in a class etc... it doesn't by any means mean that I do it skillfully :) But I've tried needle turn, raw edge, reverse, and fused...

    Would this applique method hold up to washing? I do mostly service projects so would be keenly interested in whether it will take a few washing ---

    Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win an interesting addition to my library.

    Kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  124. I'm a newcomer to applique and I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  125. I have appliqued before. I guess my favorite method is raw edge because it's faster and easier, but I prefer the finished edge of turned under hand applique.

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  126. I enjoy the satisfaction of hand applique.

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  127. I HOPE TO LEARN HOW TO APPLIQUE.

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  128. I've done a few small applique projects, but am very new to it. This looks like it would help match techniques to projects for better results. Thanks for the info. and the giveaway opportunity.

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  129. Hiya!!! I have only done a little bit of applique (some Dresden plates), but would love to do more. And a new technique---bring it on. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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  130. I agree with your reasons for not doing it. But I am intrigued with Lara's method.

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  131. I have done applique and needle turn is my favorite method. I hate how slow I am at it though! :)
    Sandy A

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  132. I have only done a few small projects of Hand Applique so far. I am very slooow at it, but I like the process..& finished project. Tried some Raggedy Edge applique too...was fun & faster...due to sewing on machine! lol Don't really have favorite technique yet.

    This book has encouraged me to want to give it a go again tho too...Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! :)

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  133. I do like the look of needle turn applique but it takes so long so I usually prefer fusible.

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  134. I have done no needle-turn but some raw-edge applique. Lara's magic process really has me intrigued; the projects turn out so well.

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  135. I love to do applique and this book is of great interest to me. I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks!!

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  136. Looks like a great technique. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing

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  137. Needleturn is my favorite, but I am very open to other ways. Looking forward to see the bood.

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  138. I have similar feeling about raw edge and needle turn applique as you do. This book sounds like the perfect solution to me. Hope the 25th will be a lucky day for me.

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  139. Haven't done much applique work, but I do enjoy it.

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  140. This sounds intriguing!!
    I've done a little raw edge but I've never tried needleturn!

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  141. I have tried both methods and am good at neither! My needle turn applique was awful because I can't hand sew to save my life, and as for machine applique, forget it. I can't get the satin stitch right at all. This book sounds very interesting and I would love to win it and finally crack applique.

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  142. I have tried both methods and am good at neither! My needle turn applique was awful because I can't hand sew to save my life, and as for machine applique, forget it. I can't get the satin stitch right at all. This book sounds very interesting and I would love to win it and finally crack applique.

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  143. I'm not very skilled at applique but do love many of the designs and would love to especially make more kids quilts that can hold up to the wear and tear. I'm hoping this method would do just that. I'd love to win a copy of this book.

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  144. Always wanted to learn applique and I would enjoy learning from your book.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  145. I haven't done much applique and I am ready to learn a new technique!

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  146. I do not do much appliqué for the same reasons as you so this would be a good book to have gwoskam at gmail dot com

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  147. I do enjoy appliqué. I am anxious to find out her technique!

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  148. The soft feel of the fabrics is the one thing that I really love about this technique. The whole world of applique has now been opened up to me.

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  149. I am not a fan of raw edge applique, but this technique may change my mind.

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  150. Ok, that's nuts for a raw edge. Its so smooth! I like regular applique, I took a class back in the day with Harriet Hargrave so I could learn to do this by machine. I feel like I'm good at it, sort of, but its clunky having to put interfacing on the back of every applique. This method intrigues me, because it seems you can get much more detailed and still not have frayed edges.

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  151. I love how smooth and clean the edges look. Would love to learn how to do that. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  152. I don't like raw edge applique for the same reasons as you mentioned. Now I started to be curious about the new method.. Thanks for a chance to win :) annelichromatobal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  153. I love all kinds of applique, and this book seems like a must have addition to my library.

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  154. Like you, I don't like how the edges fray when doing a straight stitch to hold down the applique and I don't really care for the blanket stitch or zig-zag look (and I can't get the satin stitch to look decent) when doing raw-edge applique. I gues the kind of applique I have done (which isn't much) is closer to needle-turned applique. I don't find it difficult and I enjoy sewing it to the background by hand.

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  155. I like applique and would love to try the new technique.

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  156. I have appliqued before, but would love to learn Lara's technique, I'm so intrigued.

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  157. I have appliqued before, turned under, raw edge, and wool with a button hole stitch. I'd love to learn this new way, because the turned under type is time consuming, and there are so many things I'd like to applique before I die!! :-) Hugs, Helen in Healdsburg

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  158. Yeah, I haven't done much applique, either, and for the same reasons you listed. I'm pretty psyched to get my hands on a copy of this book. A game changer?! Yes, please!

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  159. This is all so exciting! I learned applique in my two beginner quilt classes...I guess it was needle turn...I have avoided it since...I am not a very "fiddley" person...so this method is very intriguing. I am so proud of Ms BuzzinBumble!!!!

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  160. I've enjoyed meeting new-to-me quilting bloggers on this hop. I look forward to learning how to do Lara's applique technique. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  161. I've enjoyed meeting new-to-me quilting bloggers on this hop. I look forward to learning how to do Lara's applique technique. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  162. I have appliqued quite a bit but my motto is "you're never too old to learn a new trick" so I'm eager to learn Lara's method. I'd love to win!
    Marsha
    quilterinmotion@gmail.com

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  163. I have done some applique but I find it challenging. I guess fusible is my favorite way....but I am always afraid it will fray or come unstuck.

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  164. I have appliquéd quite a bit but mostly on clothes and they were mainly baby types. I like the method in this book. Thanks

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  165. I quite like raw edge applique - depending on the style of the project. I did some needle turn but struggled to get the shapes to lay flat. My friend kerry @pennydog has a genius method for applique which i enjoy. I also love doing applique with decorative hand embroidery and beads

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  166. I have done a fair bit of applique, mainly fusible. Very interested to see what this new technique is.

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  167. I tend to shy away from appliqué but I recently took a class with Mandy Leins and learned a few new techniques to give me a bit more confidence. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  168. It's been a while since I've done any appliqué, but would love to try this new and improved method for some of the quilt embellishments I've dreamed of but put off because of the time involved for traditional appliqué methods. Come to me, book!

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  169. I've been so curious about this method, that I'll have to buy the book! Thanks for sharing, Cheryl.

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  170. I've done some applique - definitely a novice.

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  171. oh I can't wait to learn the magic of Laura's method !! daisyandjack@hotmail.com

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  172. I love that there is no raw edge! Can't wait to learn it. I have a project that I would like to try it on.

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  173. I am really intrigued by this new method. Love the idea that only straight stitching is used.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  174. I am anxious to see how this method works.

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  175. Yes, needle turn applique is time consuming, but I enjoy it, however, I don't do it too often. I find I make more items using fusible web and stitching the edges down, mostly McKenna Ryan patterns. I would love to try this new technique so I'm very excited to have an opportunity to be included in this contest.

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  176. I'm also an unenthusiastic appliqu-er, so I'd love to try a new method

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  177. I have done very little applique for some of the reasons you listed. When I have done applique, I used a webbed backing to sew to my piece, slit the back, pull through and sew down. I really want to try the illusion applique that I have seen lately. So fast and easy sounds good to me.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  178. I am always looking for new methods for applique. Looks like fun!

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  179. I am very intrigued! I've tried many types of appliqué (all machine) and would like to try another one!

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    1. My fingers keyed too fast - love applique and would like to learn this method

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  181. I like machine and hand applique. Would love to learn about another way with no fraying when stitching by the edge. Thanks!!

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  182. I've never been a fan of raw edge appliqué for the reasons you mentioned. This technique looks promising!

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  183. Thoughts for applique! Didn't realize there were different ways-would love to try all of them!

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  184. I've never been successful with machine appliqué; needle turn goes better, but, as you say, it's very slow.

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  185. I haven't done any appliqué for years, but would love to learn a new way to do it!

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  186. I love any kind of Applique and yes, needleturn is time consuming, but I love it! Would love a new technique.

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  187. I love the look of applique but have never liked doing it. Perhaps this technique will change my mind

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  188. Looks brilliant! I have only done 3 petal shapes as applique - needturn I believe. I have made a ticker tape mini quilt but that was a very long time ago! Fingers crossed!

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  189. I do a lot of applique, usually turned under freezer or glue and machine stitched with tiny zigzag stich in YLI invisible thread. I need a method for more intricate applique. this should fit the bill:)

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  190. I do enjoy applique and use raw edge method so this new technique of Lara's is very intriguing to me. Can't wait for the details and give it a go.

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  191. I'm intrigued. Look forward to learning this technique. Thanks for the giveaway chance. refusestofear at yahoo dot com

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  192. Love the look of applique but have been hesitant to try it. This book looks very helpful.

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  193. Love applique but I`m not good if I see many points I leave and choose another pattern.My favorite method is needle turn. The book looks great.

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  194. No fraying? Really? That's amazing. I like raw edge applique, but have only tried fusible.

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  195. I would love to learn how to improve my applique skills! I have not done much applique work! Curves and circles are difficult for me to do.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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