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bdieges on craftsy.com
Tehachapi, CA

In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...

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Pick a Peck

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Pick a Peck
Pick a Peck

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Any kind of applique technique--hand, machine or fusible
  • Rotary cutting skills
  • Familiarity with 1/4" seams

Pattern Description:

Pick a peck of apples or cherries at the height of the season, or just make a wallhanging and enjoy them all year long. Use one or both in the same wallhanging. Instructions include some interesting tricks for very skinny applique stems! One of my Sewfasst(c)Techniques is used to make the sawtooth border. This technique means, you sew, slice, dice and sew, slice, dice again, without cutting individual triangles. Colors are for reference only or make your own creative color choices.
Copyright bdieges designs(c)2012. All rights reserved. Using this pattern, you are welcome to make items for personal use, for gifts and for charity, BUT please do not copy or reproduce this pattern in any form or by any means. To make items from this pattern for sale, please request permission in writing.


  • For Square Wallhanging Piecing:
  • 1/4 yard or Fat Quarter of background #1, for applique
  • 3/8 yard of background #2, checkerboard and inner border
  • 1/4 yard of background #3, sawtooth and outer borders
  • 1/4 yard each of one or two red prints
  • 1/2 yard blue print, includes binding
  • For Table Runner Piecing:
  • 1/2 yard background print
  • 3/8 yard blue print, includes folded edging
  • 1/4 yard or Fat Quarter red print
  • For Applique for Wallhanging or Table Runner:
  • 1/8 yard or Fat Quarter green for the leaves
  • 1/8 yard or Fat Quarter red for the cherries/apples
  • 1/8 yard or Fat Quarter brown for the stems

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional: Quilter's Rule Quick Quarter II(r)
  • Optional: Clover 1/4" Bias Maker
  • Template plastic and one index card for applique motifs
  • Reynolds(r)Freezer Paper for applique, should be available at the market
  • Spray sizing or starch, small brush or cotton swabs
  • 100% cotton threads to match background and applique fabrics
  • Basting thread for the applique
  • Rotary cutting set
  • 1/4" Foot for machine, if available
  • Basic Sewing Supplies and Sewing Machine

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