A question on The Free-Motion Idea Book/Sampler Facebook Group yesterday that I had not posted that BERNINA is bringing back my Sundance Sampler that I designed exclusively for them. They asked me ro revise the SKUs using Carina, which is in stores now, and these SKUs, as well as the directions, are available to U.S. BERNINA dealers. And (hint, hint) there might just be something to go along with all of this when automation for the Q 24 comes out!
Anyway, I’ve planned out three color stories this time.
I’m normally partial to aqua, but I think I’ll sew the pink this time for a change . What do you think?
Thanks for letting me share!
This is just a quick note to say that our Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler Facebook group is up and running! We will be sewing and quilting a few blocks each week this fall. This is a super-easy sew (for goodness sake the wedding ring is appliqué) that will get you practicing free-motion fast, so it is really fun! People are sewing in all sorts of fabrics – I’m sewing mine in Carina. SKU info is in the group feed.
My good friend Cherry Guidry, of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studios, is sewing along with us using her Soul Blossoms fabrics. I love sewing with friends!
I came back from Market with two new appliqué products to try after Alex Anderson’s husband, John, dropped off a roll of Select Appli-Stick and Select Appli-Web Plus at my both. I made a green version of my Romance table topper in Carina to check them out and thought I’d tell you what I found. (Carina is shipping in August/September from Benartex.)
I really loved the Select Appli-Web Plus. It is very lightweight when applied – much like Shades SoftFuse, which is another paper-back fusible web that I love. The actual paper that you trace on is thicker though – but the fusible is really light. It didn’t take very long to fuse and didn’t require steam, which I liked. Alex has also been working on a paper-less version of this product, which is called Select Appli-Web (without the plus), but I like the paper backing to trace my appliqué shapes.
Select Appli-Stick is a completely different product. It peels back to reveal a heavier fusible that is actually quite tacky. This would be an excellent product for those of you who like to really play with appliqué on a design wall and reposition it. I usually work out the placement of my appliqué on a computer before I go to sew, so I liked the Select Appli-Web Plus a bit better, but I could see applications where the Appli-Stick could be really useful. In fact, I just was looking up the links for their website and noted that they have this product in 1/4”, 1/2”, and 1” widths, which would be awesome for appliqué bars!
Thanks to Alex and John for letting me try their new products – I really enjoyed them!