7/21/11

Appliqué Thursdays 7/21/11

So far, Appliqué Thursdays for me is working.  Didn't get far, but work was done!  Got 4 leaves and a flower  appliquéd and that much closer to being done with this side. 

Boy, did I find a wonderful needle for this technique!  It all started with a blog post by Kay MacKensie at All About Applique.  She was recommending these for batiks, but I love them so far for everything.  It is like slicing through soft butter.  They're are so smooth!  And with the gold eye, they are so easy to thread.  Just as Kathy Delaney said on her website,
     "You will absolutely LOVE these #11 applique needles. They are coated to make them glide through fabric with such ease! The gold eye make the needles easier to thread. "  you will love these for appliqué.

In fact, I'm going to giveaway  two needles to two quilters who comment on this post.  Add your link to the list below and you'll have another chance to win.  Follow me and that will be your third chance to win.  Be sure to leave your email if you use anonymous.



23 comments:

  1. Those needles sound wonderful. Picking one day a week to devote to your applique will be very useful. You don't have to do a lot but eventually your projects will be finished.

    Keep up the great work and inspiration.

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  2. Hi! Angie,

    I would love one of those Gold needles for doing applique, so here is my post.

    Also, I love the appliqued piece you finished today!! Great work!!

    Hugs!
    Deanna

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  3. I plan on venturing into hand applique asap...need lots of handwork projects and these needles sound like a dream come true...I quit smoking in the morning...wish me luck!!!

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  4. Gee you were so quiet today I thought you were gone.

    I decided to go work on my Bunny Hill Snowbound blocks that I started last year. I started block 4 today and added the snowman (with no face yet) and the Christmas Tree.

    Now I have to check out the needles.

    Billie

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  5. Hi, those needles sound just the trick! I'd love to see the quilt you're doing the applique on?

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  6. Your applique is beautiful. I haven't tried those needles and would love a chance to win one.

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  7. Great job! Great idea to devote one day to something in particular. I've always found that just fifteen minutes can make a difference. Now, to find those fifteen minutes! Lol

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  8. I found your blog through Billie and I am so glad that I did!! :) I will definitely have to try the needles!! Thanks for the tips!! I am so tired of using needles that have to be forced or pushed through a batik - not much fun but it sounds like these will be great!!
    Debbie P :)

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  9. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  10. I'D LOVE TO TRY THESE NEEDLES-SOUNDS SO MUCH IMPROVED! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+IDEAS!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  11. I wasn't aware there were special needles for this! I am impressed!

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  12. These needles sound wonderful. I can't wait to try them.

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  13. My link above ties to the table runners pics I have on my blog. Ive actually never done had applique. Yesterday I watched one of the workers at the local quilt shop doing needle turn and Id love to try. It ends up so even and professional looking. Its on my bucket list to make a Hawaiian quilt - talk about your aiming high!

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  14. I am a current follower, thanks!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I am a new to applique and would love to try these! thanks
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  16. First I fell in love with fabric. Then it was quilt patterns. Now I'm sure it will be needles, followed closely by thread. Is there no end? ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Blogger wouldn't bring up the "followers" link, so I signed up to follow your postings via email/feedburner. I hope that counts--I'll keep trying!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  18. I'd love to be included in your giveaway! I love the whole idea of applique and have a project in mind, but it's not started for me to link up. I'd love to win some special needles to start out right! Thanks for the chance.

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  19. I just found the blog and am fairly new to applique although I think I found my niche!! just love the hand work! I would love to try the needles. woocorner123@gmail.com

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  20. Would LOVE to try the needles! My poor eyes need all the help they can get!! thanks for the giveaway! gougeonathome@charter.net

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  21. I would LOVE to have one. I applique a lot. I am always in for a new needle. Look at my blog for the project I am working on now.
    busybeefree.blogspot.com

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