Monday, 23 May 2016

Giveaway - Crafted Applique, New Possibilities by Lara Buccella

We have a giveaway today!  Full disclosure, Lara is a friend of mine on blogland who has written a new book about a making no fray applique - you don't have to needle turn!  Fusible paper can give you frayed edges but Lara's method gives a really neat finish and its washable! 
Last year I did a mug rug swap with Lara and she made me this amazing mini of my two dogs Charly and Wilbur!
The detailing is amazing and the little bits of fabric she used to get Wilbur's colouring and Charly's scarf is brilliant!  This lives above my sewing machine in the kitchen and I get to look at it every day!
 I used Lara's method when I was making a glow in the dark mini quilt of Darth Vader for a May the 4th be with you swap on Instagram. It made the tiny cuts possible on the face and breastplate to give expression and detail to my Lego inspired mini quilt!

The things you can do with this method really are endless.  There is a blog hop going on at the moment - check this post our from Judy @ Quilt Paradigm to see what you can do with fussy cutting printed fabric and using Lara's technique to layer up some fabulous prints to create a whole new collage. 

I have a copy of the book to giveaway here and tomorrow, Tuesday, will be giving away another copy on my blog so you can visit for 2 chances to win if you like! 

Please leave me a message below telling me what applique project you would next like to make.  Random number generator will choose on Wednesday morning and a free copy of  Crafted Applique -New Possibilities will be posted out to the winner by Friday. 

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26 comments:

  1. Would be great to win to learn new ideas for applique! :)

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  2. I've only done one applique project, but it was so much fun that I'd love to do more! I have a lot of Adventure Time ideas :)

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    1. Oops, forgot to add my details! thestitchingkitten[at]gmail dot com

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  3. I'd like to do a graffiti inspired applique wall-hanging. The graffiti idea I have in mind is a bit fiddly, so the no-fray applique method sounds like an interesting option

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  4. I wish I'd known about this method! I'm in the middle of a baby quilt with applique - ready to start the applique today! What I'd like to next make - I'd love to try some fussy cutting of flowers on some of my fabrics and make something from that, probably a cushion.

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    1. I would love to make the camper scene.

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  5. I have tried needleturn appliqué and loved it. It sounds like fun to do this without the edges fraying.

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  6. I have tried needleturn appliqué and loved it. It sounds like fun to do this without the edges fraying.

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  7. I'd love to try this method on the little lingerie bag I made for a friends birthday as the last one frayed!

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  8. I would love to win Lara's book. I want to learn her non fraying method. tks.

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  9. I've got plenty appliqué ideas on my mind, the one that I'm thinking about most at the moment is a little landscape with a house with plenty of flowers around the windows, the porch, the yard...

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  10. Thanks so much for writing about my book here on the Modern Quilter's Ireland blog Ruth! You took the Crafted Applique technique and made an awesome Lego Darth Vader quilt, just as if you had been doing it for years! I hope whoever wins your book has as much fun with it as you did! I'm really looking forward to your turn in the hop tomorrow!

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    1. PS - it was super incredibly nice that you ordered a book from the AQS just for this giveaway!

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  11. Wow...I didn't realize this was the technique you used for Darth Vader. I don't know what applique I would try -- have been avoiding applique. But I'd like to try Lara's method.

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  12. Love the camping trailer would love to put it on a wall.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  13. Am currently appli-fusing some poppies on a quilt and am intrigued about Lara's method.

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  14. I find applique a bit scary. I have tried needle turning and raw edge, I need more practice. This book looks like fun!!

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  15. I'm excited to any raw edge applique project as I have always finished the edges with a zig zag stitch.

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  16. I'd love to make that camper on a mug rug for my dad !! can't wait to learn Lara's technique - thanks for the giveaway ! daisyandjack@hotmail.com

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  17. Art Nouveau definitely or Celtic style when I master this method!

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  18. Io non ho mai fatto applique ma la curiosità l'ho sempre avuta, e mi piace provare sempre cose nuove. Grazie per questa opportunità
    elosarig59@gmail.com

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  19. I would love my next appliqué project to be your adorable Darth Vader quilt! I do have a Christmas quilt that I would like to finish that is appliqué using a blanket stitch.

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