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Using Fusible Webbing for Applique Pieces

I love the look of applique. Like many of us, I don't have as much time as I'd like to work on projects. My solution for doing applique is using fusible webbing. Not just any fusible webbing, double-sided fusible webbing. My webbing of choice sheets of Lite Steam-A-Seam II. Using painter's tape, affix the pattern… Continue reading Using Fusible Webbing for Applique Pieces

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Piecing the Baskets

With the half-square-triangles completed, all the pieces were laid out in the basket pattern. Make two pairs of half-square-triangles. Sew a white edge to a buff edge. Iron the seams to the dark side. Place them in the basket pattern, making sure the white triangles are pointing upward. Sew the white/white half-square triangle to one… Continue reading Piecing the Baskets

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Making Half-Square Triangle Blocks

Place two 2.25" squares with right sides together (one white and one buff) Draw a light pencil line diagonally across the wrong side of the white square. Sew a scant 1/4" seam next to the pencil line. I was able to use the side of my presser-foot as a guide. Turn the block around and… Continue reading Making Half-Square Triangle Blocks