November 29, 2011
You are invited
to enjoy the spectacular new 2 part
DVD and BOOK trunk show by Patchworks Studio Divas
and Daphne Greig
Give & Take Appliqué™
is the “no waste” fusing method
that takes advantage of positive/negative design,
and a fusible like Steam a Seam 2.
It is a ‘two-for-one’ technique with perfect curves
and sharp points , guaranteed.
Daphne and Susan’s DVD shows you the simple steps for fusing,
cutting, machine appliqué and
Enjoy 2 hours of information and inspiration ,
including a trunk show of 30 of Susan and Daphne’s quilts,
and endless design possibilities with
EQ7 files and pattern PDFs.
Give and Take quilts
are featured in the companion book by Susan and Daphne .
New York Beauty Runner
is the suggested first project to make .
It is small and the best way to learn the Give and Take Appliqué technique.
French Country Danse
is a bed-size quilt using the same block design as the table runner, in a slightly larger size.
It is a great opportunity to use a coordinating collection of fabrics.
Chutes & Ladders
happens when a New York Beauty square block is turned into a rectangle.
This contemporary and intriguing asymmetrical block with many colour possibilities.
Grandma’s Pawpaws and Sweet Mixed Pickles
was inspired by a traditional Pickle Dish block,
Daphne first chose border fabric that she liked, then built a palette of fabric and colours .
The smooth curves and sharp points are easy to achieve with Give and Take Appliqué. .
Lupine Rings, a variation of
Wedding Ring made easy with Give and Take Appliqué is a lovely tradition to commemorate a special event-
like a spring wedding .
uses a ‘juicy’ colour assortment reminiscent of a traditional Drunkard’s Path block.
Like Susan, try it in your favourite colour, choosing values from light to dark .
Still a little unsure ?
Stencils by Daphne and Susan make it even easier and faster !
Friend Sharon Pederson, another Island author and designer, will give you even more
applique guidance and inspiration.
to come into Satin Moon
and find what happens when you take six classic quilt patterns and create two fusible appliqués with one cut.
This Saturday only Daphne will be here to answer your questions and autograph your books an DVD’s.
MORE TESTIMONIALS :
“Give & Take Fabric Appliqué” presents a fine two-for-one technique that offers hand or machine-friendly appliqué techniques perfect for all kinds of projects – and presents 12 different projects for using them. Patterns can be adapted to numerous patterns, traditional patterns can be used with the fabric appliqué approach, and full-page color photos and patterns make for a collection easy to duplicate. Any beginning quilter or newcomer to appliqué will find this a fine starting place! –James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, November 2011.
Authors and quiltmakers Daphne Greig and Susan Purney Mark have been working on their “Give & Take Fabric Appliqué” design concept since 2006. This book is the result of their thinking about traditional quilt patterns, commonly constructed with traditional methods, and wondering how they can make these designs using their “Give & Take” appliqué technique. Give & Take appliqué is a method where patterns are created using fusible web. As you cut out the pattern you find a positive image and a negative image. Both of these images are then used to create the blocks. By combining this two-for-one technique you are able to make tricky shapes super easy to appliqué. The appliqué method of choice is of course machine appliqué and you are encouraged to use the decorative stitches on your machine. You will find a comprehensive section on fabrics, tools, materials and techniques. Start small with the table runner project and before you know it you will be creating quilts using long-time favorite block patterns such as New York Beauty, Double Wedding Ring and Pickle Dish with ease. Many of the 12 different projects in this book are fat quarter friendly and all result in spectacular finished pieces
“Give & Take Fabric Appliqué” is a sampler quilter’s workbook about using a new technique called Give And Take Appliqué. Using fusible web and a Teflon appliqué pressing sheet, along with an assortment of preferred fabrics, the quilter is taken step-by-step through the process of choosing design and fabrics, cutting pressing and stitching. The first two chapters deal with fabric fundamentals and tools and technique. Complete patterns for tracing appliqués are enclosed for a variety of beautiful appliqué projects. This book contains a plethora of creative appliqué quilted projects that can be tackled at the reader’s choice or discretion. Stunning full-color photos, clear concise instructions make the projects accessible to the aspiring, determined quilter. James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch, October 2011, The Needlecraft Shelf.
Such a fun technique. I am always up for trying something new yet often it takes too long to do it perfectly. This fun technique brings fairly instant gratification. The play of positive and negative gives a graphic dimension that makes even the least talented at choosing fabrics successful. Try it!
I had the opportunity to take a class from Daphne Greig and Susan Purney Mark at Quilt Market a few years ago where they taught this technique. I love the fact that there’s no waste—what you take from one block, you give to another. So I’m happy to see a book dedicated to this technique. Originally based on the New York Beauty style quilt, they have expanded to designs using the Double Wedding Ring and Pickle Dish! And you can certainly adapt the projects in the book to other patterns. Nice book!
October 2, 2011
We love them,
they are the quilter’s obsession : the FAT QUARTER.
They are portable , consistent , and infinitely COLLECTABLE, and sew able.
WHAT CAN YOU GET OUT OF A FAT QUARTER?
99 - 2” SQUARES
50 - 2 1/2” SQUARES
42 – 3” SQUARES
30 - 3 1/2” SQUARES
20 - 4” SQUARES
21 - 4 1/2” SQUARES
22 - 5” SQUARES
23 - 5 1/2” SQUARES
24 - 6” SQUARES
6 - 6 1/2” SQUARES
MANY free fat quarter patterns are available,
great for Daisy Chain and Wooly Lady fine felts .
Of course our local designers like Ursula Riegel
have many great FQ patterns , such as the new Balancing Act,
My NEWEST favourite fat quarter book is by prolific author Jeanne Stauffer.
I particularly like her rendition of Snowball in Plaids p166,
which has me LOOKING FOR IDEAS for great men’s quilts ,
which helped me stumble upon a great site referencing MEN QUILTERS,
many of who love and use fat quarters,
which inspired our
5th Anniversary in this location SALE
All pre-cut, single fat quarters are buy 5 GET 5 FREE.
All Fat Quarter books and
are an added 5% off ( that’s 25 % for preferred customers )
In addition all wide quilt backings
and wide home dec fabrics and vinyls
and all in-stock batting ( roll and package, )
are an extra 5 % off ( 25% for preferred customers .)
Then you may also select any one regular priced item,
including continuous meterage,
for 5o% off !
Our thank you f
or your friendship and support. You certainly sweeten our lives.
Come in and let us sweeten yours
April 24, 2011
I have been thinking about royal wedding quilts all week .
I have found that wedding quilts originated in Sicily
more than than 700 years ago as whole cloth quilts .
They were constructed from white linen, and by the Renaissance , silk . They were intricately stitched and corded,
Hopefully Kate Middleton will receive at least one Welsh Whole cloth Quilt.
In the Americas “Anna Tuels” quilt,
is believed to be the earliest dated American pieced quilt in existence.
It was made for Anna in 1785 by her mother.
A wedding tradition of the 19th century on both sides of the Atlantic involved dowry quilts.
Before a pioneer girl married , she , her family, and friends
aimed to make 13 quilts— 12 for everyday use
and one bride’s quilt .
Amish brides always added symbolic meanings :
• Hearts – Love
• Pineapple – Hospitality
• Pomegranate – fruitfulness.
goes back to 4th century Romans .
The Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern was first published by Capper’s Weekly (Kansas) in 1928.
Log Cabin quilts are a rediscovered favourite with contemporary couples
( and quick for a busy Mum to sew – while watching the Royal Wedding .)
Another charming quilt can be created with a free
Our local Give and Take Applique designers ,
have created Splashed, a sophisticated and easy popular wedding quilt choice.
Meet her at Satin Moon May 8
Enjoy the wedding!