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English Country Garden How to Guide

To avoid repetition and your printer ink and paper, I have provided step by step instructions/ video tutorials for a variety of the techniques that are used to make the English Country Garden quilt.


I refer to this guide within the written instructions for each of the blocks as you progress through the making of your English Country Garden quilt.

How to transfer an appliqué design to dark fabrics
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE A DARK BACKGROUND FABRIC FOR YOUR ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN QUILT AND DON'T HAVE A LIGHTBOX, YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING HOW TO USE THE APPLIQUÉ PLACEMENT GUIDE IN THE PATTERNS.Below is an excerpt from my live Twitch stream i...
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How to correctly press an appliqué quilt block
Your English Country Garden quilt block may be a bit crumpled and wrinkled from handling so you will want to press it nice and flat before you quilt and square it up.It is important when pressing blocks that have turned edge appliqués on that you do...
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How to remove EPP paper templates AFTER appliqué
Once you have stitched your paper shapes down onto the background fabric, you will want to remove them.  I prefer to do this as I go (after each shapes has been stitched) so that my work remains pliable and easy to handle.Removing paper tem...
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How to Hand Appliqué an EPP shape to a background fabric
Appliqué is the art of applying a decoration or trimming of fabric (sometimes called a motif) onto another piece of fabric. In Hand Appliqué, the motif is attached using stitches which are made by hand. The aim of the appliqué stitch is ...
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How to remove EPP paper templates before appliqué
If you are planning to machine appliqué your basted shapes to the background fabric, you will need to remove your paper EPP templates before you start stitching.Here's how I prepare my shapes for machine appliqué:1. Lightly spray the front of a pre...
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How to glue baste Petal shapes (Templates J & K)
Glue along the bottom straight edge of the petal template first.Run a line of glue around the top edge of the petal and carefully turn the fabric allowance over the template.  Smooth the excess fabric towards the centre of the template...
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How to Glue Baste Leaf Shapes
Glue your paper template to the WRONG side of your fabric piece.Trim the excess fabric away from the edge of the paper template. Leave at least 1/4" seam allowance.Apply a line of water soluble glue along one edge of the leaf template. Do n...
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How to Glue Baste Hexagons
Hexagons are the perfect shape to start English Paper Piecing with. Follow the steps below to baste your hexagons perfectly. Alternatively, you can watch the video at the end of this post.Place the paper template onto the WRONG si...
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