Happy Valentine's Day!
I always look forward to February and Valentine's Day so that I can display two of my favorite little quilts: You Stole My Heart and Loves Me!
These quilts always made me smile. They also provide an opportunity to tell you about my two favorite methods of machine appliqué.
I used fusible thread to do all the appliqué on You Stole My Heart. If you've never used fusible thread, you've got to give it a try! You can read more about that technique at my website.
For Loves Me! I wanted to use my favorite method of machine appliqué, a method that produces the look of hand-done needle-turn appliqué using the sewing machine.
The secret to this method is using a specific product, Water Soluble Appliqué Foundation, which can be very difficult to find. I finally found a source so I am now stocking it and offering to you on my website: www.byannie.com/water_soluble_applique_foundation.html
I'd love to teach you how to use both of these techniques. Contact me to schedule a class in your area or check out my 2009 class schedule.
The Seasons class would be a perfect class for learning machine appliqué and has been rescheduled to start on March 16. Come join us and learn how easy and fun machine appliqué can be!
Finally, in honor of Valentine's Day, I'm offering a GIVEAWAY. I'll enter your name to win two complete kits, each containing all the materials, supplies and instructions to make a small project while learning both of these methods of machine appliqué! The fusible thread appliqué kit makes a small needle case. The mock needle-turn appliqué kit makes a small flower block to use in a quilt or pillow.
Here are the particulars to win the kits:
You will get one entry for each category accomplished:
1. Sign up for my email newsletter. If you already receive it, just let me know — and thank you!
2. Tell a friend about http://www.byannie.com/ and my blog.
3. Add a link to www.byannie.com on your website or blog.
4. Tell about my blog and my giveaway on your blog.
5. Place my blog on your blog's sidebar.
So, leave a comment on the blog and let me know how many entries you have earned. Make sure I have an e-mail address to reach you.
My deadline to close this giveaway will be Tuesday, February 17. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, February 18.