Friday, May 27, 2016

Crafted Applique New Possibilities Blog Hop






Finally!  It is my day to share with you Lara Buccella's new book "Crafted Applique....New Possibilities."


Have you seen all the wonderful projects being made with this game-changing new applique technique?  If you haven't,  I have a calendar at the end of the post so you can go visit others.


But first, check out what I made....








I received the book about a month ago.  The book does a great job explaining the crafted technique and has instructions for some wonderful projects.  But upon reading it, I was immediately drawn to try out the process with a project of my own.  I have never found raw edge applique works well with the projects I always want to attempt with it.  My fabric tears, the edges are frayed and the projects usually gets trashed before it is completed.  Let me just say, the crafted technique is a game changer!




After a quick trip to the store for a few supplies, in an afternoon I made this fun pillow for a friend who loves Jack in the Pulpits as much as I do.  I have had a remnant of Jane Sassaman's fabric in my stash for years just waiting for the perfect project.  Using Lara's technique, I was able to simply cut this glorious flower out of the fabric (as one piece) and apply it to an already quilted backing. How simple it that!



The detail I was able to get was amazing.  The fabric didn't tear no matter how close I had to cut.  And because the fabric doesn't fray, I had no issues with the topstitching.  My mind is now swimming with ideas - flower details on fabric buckets, patches on jeans and jackets, and 3 dimensional items as trims on all sorts of projects.  This pillow will definitely not be the last item you see from me using this technique!


Lara has graciously offered me a copy of the book to give away to one of you.  To be entered, just leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you would add an applique detail to.  I will choose a random winner as I enjoy a cup of coffee on the morning of June 1st.

Please make sure you’re not a no-reply commenter (or leave an email address in your comment if you’re not sure). You cannot win if I cannot get a hold of you!

**************This Giveaway is Closed******************** 

Congratulations to Jenny!




You can also visit Lara's blog - there she has more projects to share from the book and even more giveaways.  This red and white wallhanging is one of my favorite projects in the book.


A huge thank you to Lara for including me in this hop and sharing with me her technique.  If you haven't "met" her yet, she is a sweetheart and so very supportive to all who come in contact with her.  I wish her so much success with this book!




Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities Blog Hop
May 1st to June 5th 2016
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
Lara
Buccella
Introduce Tour   
2
Valerie Smith
3
Dana Gaffney
4
Lorna McMahon
5
Mary Schuberg
6
Heidi
Kuntz
7
Alycia Carmin
8
Amy
DeCesare
9
Sherri McConnell
10
Lara Buccella
Guest Post
11
Christina Cameli
12
Melissa Corry
13
Sarah
Craig
14
Soma Acharya
15
Valerie
Reynolds
16
Angela Pingel
17
Sandra Walker
18
Cheryl Brickey
19
Judy Murphy
20
Yvonne Fuchs
21
Cindy Pieters
22
Susie
Zlogar
23
Connie Campbell
24
Ruth
Bourke
25
Kaja
Zieslar
26
Ann
Brooks
27
Cynthia Brunz
28
Holiday
29
Holiday
30
Holiday
31
Jenn Trott-Zisserson
1
Paulette Horn
2
Sandra Jansen
3
Christine Sherman
4
Darlene Simmons
5
Lara
Buccella
Giveaway Winners Announced!        

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131 comments:

  1. What a lovely flower appliqué!

    I want to add some appliqués to placemats and small table runners.

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  2. I would love to add appliqué to a bag/tote. I have exactly the right fabric with lots of butterflies that could swarm the bag.
    Lara's method looks very interesting, and I would love to try it out!

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  3. Your Jack in the pulpit is stunning. I have a friend who lives about 5 hours north of us, and she has them in her garden. Applique, I think a round fabric basket for bits and pieces .. of fabric naturally... and I would like to do the applique with printed photos of our family..then I would have them right by my side as I sewed. The amazing and so different designs from Lara's book and other quilters with their own designs and patterns using her technique have been wonderful to see , and this is a very generous give-away.

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  4. I have never been satisfied with my applique. I can't wait to learn this new technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Cindy your cushion is stunning!

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  6. Love the detail on your cushion. This technique is now on my to do list. Take care, Mary.

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  7. I so enjoy your blog. You create such lovely projects, and this cushion is no exception. I don't appliqued well, so maybe this book would be a game-changer.

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  8. I love your flower applique. I want to applique an intricate medallion circle and then free motion quilt the same design on either side for a nifty table runner.

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  9. I have never appliqued and I want this book a lot. If I can't win it, I am budgeting to buy it. The technique looks so easy. Your applique is so pretty and graceful. It's beautiful and a perfect tribute to what can be accomplished with this technique.

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  10. This sounds intriguing....might be just the thing for a Christmas applique that I have in the queue.

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  11. I love your pillow. This appliqué process looks and sounds really exciting. Love to try it on a quilt or maybe some new Christmas stockings I've been thinking about. Thanks

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  12. Would love to try this technique on some wallhangings and tote bags. Frustrated by my past attempts at applique so I'm hoping to win your drawing! akronne17@gmail.com

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  13. I am working on a snowman table runner right now and it has applique snowflakes-sounds like it needs this technique for them!

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  14. I was skeptical at first, but after hearing everyone rave about the book and seeing all the lovely projects, I'm convinced I need this book.

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  15. I would love to add applique to kitchen towels. I have seen them done before, and like the idea of changing them for different occasions. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. I am so intrigued. Your project is gorgeous and so there must be something wonderful in this new book! I would put applique on tote bags! What fun.

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  17. I love text so I think I would add that to quilts.

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  18. Your pillow is simply gorgeous Cyndy! I've been so looking forward to seeing it on QMFTH! Jack-in-the-Pulpits are so elegant and sculptural and this one makes a stunning applique! Your friend is going to Love her pillow! I didn't realize that you quilted the background and then sewed on the applique. That's something I've wanted to try too.

    Thank you for all the terrific things you wrote! I love that you call the Crafted Applique method a game changer! I think that too and it's so exciting to see how you've used it and to hear how so many great ideas are just bubbling out of you! I'm also looking forward to reading the comments in answer to your giveaway question.

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  19. That looks great! I have some pillows planned for the daybed in my baby's nursery that need a little something appliqued on.

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  20. I'm making new throw pillows for my living room sofa...and after seeing your beautiful Jack-in-the-Pulpit project...that's what I think will inspire me. I have some luscious tulip fabric that I've held on to for several years not knowing what exactly I'd use it for. It will be PERFECT if only I knew Lara's "secret" technique! Thanks for a chance to win. I really enjoy your blog and follow via email.

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  21. That is so cool. I do a lot of applique quilts, but am thinking of doing a tshirt with traditional applique

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  22. wow your pillow is gorgeous. I have hand appliqued many years ago and would love to learn machine applique. I would like to start with something simple.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  23. i would use this method to make the butterfly quilt from laundry basket quilts, i am quite obsessed with butterflies.

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  24. I have a wallhanging in mind to do, but haven't wanted to do raw edge with blanket stitch on it. This technique sounds great.

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  25. I would like to add some applique pieces to some tote bags.

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  26. WOW! With only one piece of fabric? AMAZING!! You have created a mini masterpiece here. How did you do the pink in the bottom leaves? Is it threaded or was the fabric like that? So impressed. If I were to win I would fix a blouse of mine that I love so much but can't wear because of a stain that won't come out. I would add some flowers to make the horror disappear and then, I would decorate tote bags, labels, pillows, purses, ... you get it, right? lol. Thanks for the chance. ;^)
    scrap(dot)and(dot)quilts via gmail(dot)com

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  27. What a perfect project to test out Lara's technique! Those twists and curves are amazing and such a lovely gift for your friend! I want to add an appliqued name to a lap quilt for my husband's aunt who lives in a nursing home. It'd be so nice to have no fraying, no blasted satin or blanket stitching to get my horns emerging! Enjoy that cuppa!

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  28. This style of applique is much more refined than using a lot of zig zag stitching. Well done. Isn't it nice when one of your treasured fabrics finds a home! Hope I win this lovely book.

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  29. I would add teeny tiny glass beads!

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  30. I would love to appliqué something on aprons to personalize them for recipients. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I have a jean Jacket I think of as "learning Curve" that I like to try out bits and pieces of new techniques on... this would be great on the front right panel!!!!

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  32. I've been wanting to make a sewing machine cover with applique but had planned on doing it with blanket stitch. This might be something different.

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  33. Oh, I love that red and white wall hanging and would love to try it.


    nkadenver at yahoo dot com

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  34. The more I projects I see the more intrigued I am by this book and its technique. Would love to win a copy!

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  35. Your flower appliqué is wonderful. I've got to have this book one way or another. Thanks for the chance to win it. I'm so intrigued to find out Laura's method.

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  36. The flower is gorgeous! I have been very opposed to appliqué
    In the past. I can't wait to learn this new technique. I have a
    Cute pattern for a baby quilt I want to do first for my soon
    To be born granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. Love your flower applique. I would love to learn her method. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. Great pillow! I only do hand appliqué, but after seeing how well this technique works, I would love to give it a try.

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  39. Every post that I read makes me so curious as to the process of these spectacular applique technique. I keep adding projects to my applique list, but in answer to your question, after seeing a couple of charming pillow projects I have a special piece of fabric that I have been saving and it has a gorgeous flower that would be perfect for this. Thank you for sharing. brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  40. Okay, now I'm REALLY intrigued! Though this has been an altogether fascinating blog hop as I see what a variety of projects have sprung from this book's technique.
    Hmm... I hope you pick me...

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  41. I love your applique pillow! I would love to find out what the secret is for this beautiful and detailed applique.

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  42. I am excited about this technique! I love the look of applique but have the same frustrations. I don't do needle turn; can't wrap my head around it. I have a ton of projects on hold that are applique that this would work well for--Toni Whitney, McKenna Ryan, one I bought in Georgia with the alphabet and animals, etc.

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  43. I am loving the projects that this book has inspired, but yours is just sensational!

    With a first grandchild on the way there is a whole new world of applique just opening up for me :)

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  44. Your flower applique is gorgeous! I would love to be able to make something like this. Thanks for offering the giveaway and also for the inspiration of your flower applique. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  45. Your applique is beautiful! I'd love an alternative to needle-turn applique as I'm just not happy with the results I'm getting. There are so many applique quilt blocks I want to make!

    livingincolorblog(at)outlook(dot)com

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  46. I might need some applique on my Hoffman challenge.

    I do like your jack in the pulpit. I thought it was embroidery at first glance.

    weedymama at gmail

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  47. i could sure use this book, thanks for the chance to win

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  48. Your pillow is beautiful. I would love to learn this technique!

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  49. Love the applique! Sounds like an interesting new technique, I am definitely interested!

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  50. Beautiful pillow!
    Such pretty colors.
    I want to try doing some applique on a new tote bag for all of my rulers and cutting mat.

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  51. Your pillow is stunning! I love applique on just about everything!

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  52. I have a pieced forest background that I need to add the forest to, which would be great with Lara's technique. Your pillow turned out great. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  53. Applique is great for wall hangings.

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  54. Your pillow is fabulous! I would love to add some applique to a scrappy background. Thanks for a chance at this great book.

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  55. I think the first thing I'd add applique to is a baby quilt. A cute little animal perhaps. But I feel like this technique is so fabulous (whatever it is!) that once I learned to do it, I would want to add applique to just about everything!

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  56. I would love to make some applique pillows. I have some different patterns of VW buses I wanted to make as a gift and I have been afraid to stat.

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  57. I use applique on art quilts but I would love to be able to add it to utility quilts without worrying about fraying.

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  58. I'm fascinated by all the samples I'm seeing from the various blog hoppers. Thanks for the chance!

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  59. You have taken that pillow from plain to absolutely gorgeous!
    A beautiful gift.I need much help with my applique. Sharon

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  60. Your flower is Amazing!!! Gorgeous work!! I think I would like to Applique some Nautical things, & Whales, etc Ocean Life...on a Quilt for our Granboy...to match his cool Nautical room! :)

    thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

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  61. Your pillow is gorgeous!! Are you sure it was easy? I would love to be able to appliqué like this. sweetpeamarie2003@yahoo.com

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  62. What a lovely pillow. I am intrigued by the applique technique. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  63. I LOVE TO ADD ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS TO CHARITY BABY QUILTS! THANK YOU!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  64. I love to applique on my blankets for linus..adds some fun... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  65. I have been dying to see this book and if I don't win one, am just going to have to break down and buy it! :)

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  66. I have a bunch of rows from The Row by Row Experience from last year that need to be appliqued. I've been to chicken to start.

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  67. I would like to add some applique animals to children's clothing.

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  68. Your applique is so beautiful. I am going to looking at fabric in a whole new way!

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  69. Beautiful pillow.
    I'd add applique to my Midnight in the Fairy Garden Glow in the Dark wallhanging.

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  70. Your pillow is gorgeous! I'm really curious about this technique since everyone is raving about it.

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  71. Love your Jack -- want to try broderie perse but without needle-turn so hope I win!!

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  72. What a gorgeous pillow! I'm interested in appliqué on quilts, also being able to create appliqué patches for my aprons and my grandchildren's aprons that we made together. It would be a lovely way to personalize them. Thanks for this chance to win! mparry1001 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I have done applique before but like you, have not always been happy with the edges, so I'm interested in this new method. Your project looks wonderful!
    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful new book.

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  74. I think a table runner for the holidays would be nice.

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  75. What a gorgeous pillow! I am so intigued by this method. I have a quilt pattern in my head that would require applique on top of a pieced background. I sure would like a better method than I have used before. Thanks for the give-away. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  76. I would like to make placemats or a wall hanging of flowers. This method would allow me to use more intricate patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Lara's book.

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  77. I am so intigued by this method based on the blog posts I have seen. I'm pretty much a failure at applique and don't really care for the look of raw edge applique, but these results have a very finished look. Debbie at Stitchin' Therapy adds applique to her watercolor wall hangings and I would really like to try that.

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  78. I am very curious about this new method of appliqué. Can't wait to try it for myself! Thanks for the giveaway. veeveebug@aol.com

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  79. Great project. It sounds like this technique is a winner. It's been great seeing all the projects and reading the positive book reviews.

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  80. Journal covers are what immediately spring to mind, but I can imagine appliquéing on clothing by this method too, both as decoration and as repairs. I'm amazed by the accurate detail on your cushion so I can't wait to get started! Thanks for telling about this fascinating book.

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  81. I love your pillow, and I'm so curious to learn more about Lara's method! I have done a little applique, but not a lot because I've never felt really confident about stitching it down. Thanks for helping us all be curious to find out more!

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  82. I am looking forward to making an applique wallhanging.

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  83. Your pillow looks great! I haven't found an applique method that's worked for me so maybe this book might be just what I need.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/

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  84. Your pillow is wonderful! I would use this technique on a quilt top I am currently making - I am appliquéing poppies on a pieced top and I bet this method would work better than the one I am considering which means a lot of satin stitching.

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  85. What a stunning flower and your work with it looks beautiful. I would maybe appliqué onto bags - don't know how but that's what I would learn from this book:))

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  86. So excited about this technique! I'd love to try jeans, and some baby clothes!

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  87. I love yours. I like applique flowers and animals. Maybe I would do some pillows.

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  88. Your appliqué turned out beautifully. I have been thinking of making seasonal pillows for a long time. I would probably start with Valentine pillows.

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  89. I like to add applique to my wall hangings.

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  90. I wonder what new method is used. The flowers look beautiful. Greetings aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  91. Your jack in the pulpit is lovely. I'd love to add some hummingbirds and/or flowers to personalize some simple tops, so this book would surely be a big help.

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  92. I love using applique in quilts. It gives me the opportunity to make it personal, with a name or a favorite flower or something. I'm so excited about this book!!

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  93. Your pillow is lovely. And I love the name of your blog.

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  94. Your applique is beautiful! I definitely need this book. I, too, have a lot of projects that would benefit from Lara's method.

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  95. I am learning so many possibilities on this blog hop!! I would love to win this book. I am amazed at the tiny bit of fabric in the bend of the flower petals you were able to cut out without the fabric breaking! Amazing, and beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  96. Lovely book - and what a gorgeous pillow! I'd add the applique details to some tea towels -- need some simple white ones, and can't have those plain. Plus its such a lovely scrap buster project. Thank you for the giveaway -- I never win these things, but its lovely to dream! Deb....mdenders@msn.com

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  97. I would start with a small project; maybe a mini or a wall hanging. But, WOW! I love her Walking Tree quilt, and that would be my ultimate goal! Would love to win the book, thanks.

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  98. I was just thinking about Jack in the Pulpits yesterday (wishing I had some in my backyard). This technique is so intriguing would love to applique some fussy cuts onto summer sundresses for my girl!

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  99. I am really interested in learning about the new technique. I will definitely have to buy it if I don't win. I want to make a set of curtains and do applique using fabrics from all the quilts I use on my bed. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  100. what a wonderful applique book. I would love to win one
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  101. Looks fab! I would add it to some small projects like detail on pouch or mug rug maybe :)

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  102. Gorgeous!! I love the tree applique too!

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  103. Just lovely. I've been learning so much about how applicable Lara's technique is to such a wide variety of projects. I was happy to learn that it worked across seams and now you show that it works across quilting, too! Perfect!

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  104. I love the look of applique but I am never pleased with the outcome. Please share your technique! It is a beautiful pillow!!!

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  105. It would be nice to try this method of applique. Your flower turned out lovely.

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  106. I just recently finished five large blocks of oak leaves and acorns, and just wish I'd known about Lara's technique before starting that project - a queen size bed quilt. Your jack-in-the-pulpet applique is absolutely gorgeous.

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  107. Any small bag or pouch could be enhanced with an applique detail and I would try that first, but once I was hooked, and I'm sure I would be, I would love to make one of the beautiful applique quilts I often see but am too hesitant to try.
    I was wondering about when you said you had to run to the store for supplies. I really want to try this method, but now am wondering if the required supplies are available in Japan. Japan is far behind the States in terms of crafting supplies, believe it or not!

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  108. A lovely flower applique. I'm looking to applique a camera on a quilt.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  109. I love your project! My son is into dinosaurs and I'd love to make him a quilt - I think some of the blocks I'd like to create would be much easier with applique as opposed to some kind of piecing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Lovely. I would like to try her technique. refusestofear at yahoo dot com

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  111. Thanks for the giveaway chance. I'd like to applique names to baby quilts. refusestofear at yahoo dot com

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  112. your pillow is beautiful. it makes me want to applique
    sharongalliatgmaildotcom

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  113. I have several fabrics that I would love to use as applique pieces, really curious to know what Lara's technique is! grecomara at gmail dot com

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  114. I have the same issues when I try raw edge. I'd love to explore this new technique.

    Barb

    tazelaar@mtcnet.net

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  115. I would use this technique to make an advent calendar for my children. Each pocket would be appliquéd with a different image. I've wanted to do this for years but always got frustrated by frayed edges. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. Your flower looks amazing!
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

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  116. I've enjoyed the blog hop -- and I am really looking forward to trying the technique for myself. I enjoy machine applique.

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  117. I quite often get the job of mending pants for my grandkids. I usually use a turn-edge patch with some embroidery on it. I love the idea of using this method so I don't have to worry about the patch edges. I love your project - what a gorgeous pillow!

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  118. I would love to make some applique cushions for my living room!

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  119. I know it is elementary, but I would make an orange peel something....love orange peel, but never have thought of making one because, well, appliqué, lol!

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  120. Would love to add a mermaid applique to a beach tote for my daughter. received my book recently and can't wait to give it a go.

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  121. Oh my gosh - your flower is lovely - just beautiful! I would love to add some applique to a quilt top that I am holding onto...it needs something to make it zing! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. I would love to use the new technique for appliqueing my free form flowers.

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  123. I love applique and want to learn this new technique.

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  124. Lara's technique is really neat and how neat that you have held on to that beautiful piece of fabric and used it! So neat Cynthia!

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  125. I like the look of applique on bags and purses.

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  126. Lovely details and project, if your friend doesn't love it, I do!!!! Just gorgeous and what a great finish.
    I also enjoy Jack in the pulpits and have a stenciled wall hanging of one I did a few years back. I also like your rendition of the quilty folk's circle along.
    Jane

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  127. I am so late to this blog hop, but I am enjoying going to all of the blogs to see what was created using Lara's technique. I just have to say that I adore your pillow (I am a Jane Sassaman fan) and am inspired to find some of my Sassaman fabric and try it out with this technique. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  128. What a beautiful pillow. I'd add 'prehistoric rock art' motifs to 'rock' quilt blocks!

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