These quilts are very tactile. They use quite a deep seam allowance which gets cut into. This means you don’t have to worry about being overly accurate with the sewing. Working in fleece, it also means that the edges don’t fray.
Gail loves to use this fleece for the applique motives as well, because it’s simple and easy.
She talks us through the applique methods that can be used. She works on each little square at a time. This makes it really easy and portable too. You could also think about personalizing the quilt by adding their name.
Once you’ve made all the front little pieces, then the backing is a single piece. You can avoid having wadding in there too.
However, you could also make these in more traditional cotton patchwork fabrics, which would require a small amount of wadding added to the squares. A great way to use up those wadding scraps.
Gail also likes to incorporate more 3D items on her applique, such as the flowers and their petals, and embellishes heavily with buttons.
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