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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton batik fabric and cotton white on white fabric. It has a polyester batting because I thought it needed to look good and puffy.

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What are you most proud of? That I stuck it out and did it the hard way. Rather than doing raw edge applique I did needle turn applique. After cutting out the circles I sewed around the edges of both the circles and the holes with my sewing machine, then I snipped the fabric to the stitching lines and then I turned it under and finger pressed it. Then I pressed it with the steam iron and then I sewed it down with invisible thread. When I quilted it, I went around all of those same edges with machine buttonhole stitch and used a regular stitch for stitching in the ditch. The result is a nice puffy quilt.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient, it will take a looong time.

gurlfriday on craftsy.com

I love this! I love the way you used the colors, and I particularly like the border and binding. What fun!

01/31/2014 Flag

Is the buttonhole stitch the same as a satin stitch?

01/31/2014 Flag

Hi, thanks for asking. A satin stitch is many closely spaced zig zag stitches that looks like a solid line. A blanket stitch is usually one zigzag stitch followed by one or two straight stitches so that only the one stitch which zigs onto the applique piece shows and the straight stitches are hidden in the background fabric. Blanket stitch is also sometimes referred to as a buttonhole stitch.

02/07/2014 Flag