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Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities & Linky Party

My book Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities was published by the American Quilter's Society on April 1st, 2016!  It's really exciting to finally see the book in print and I want to thank my family and friends and all the people at the AQS who helped me get it to this point.  It was almost a three year process from the first seemingly crazy ideas and experiments to the finished book.  

Do you like the idea of machine sewn, fray-free, repositionable, and washable raw edge appliqués that can be sewn on with a simple straight stitch?  You can learn how to create them with the Crafted Appliqué method taught in the first chapters of this book.  This method opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities for quilters, crafters and fiber artists alike.  The book also offers seven beautiful and unique projects to inspire you and act as a springboard for your own creativity.  You can find photos of each book project in links 1-7 in the linky party below.


My first twenty copies of Crafted Appliqué

Crafted 
Appliqué is available for purchase as signed copies directly from me in the BuzzinBumble Big Cartel Shop.  You can also buy it directly from the American Quilter's Society or from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.  I hope someday the book makes it so far as to be available at your favorite craft and quilt shops too.
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Crafted Appliqué Sightings!

#craftedapplique

One of the things I'd love would be if everyone shared projects they've made using the
Crafted Appliqué method.  One way you can do that is by using the hashtag #craftedapplique in posts on social media, such as Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.  

I've also set up a never ending Crafted Appliqué linky party on this page and hope you will link up your creations.  This party shows the most recent links first so it will be easy to see new posts as they are added.  I've also transferred over all the projects made by participants in the Crafted Appliqué New Possibilities Blog Hop too, so you can revisit them if you'd like to.  Even if you don't have a blog or social media page, but would like to share pictures, you can contact me at buzzinbumbleb at gmail dot com and I'd be happy to find a way to include your work.  So everybody, get ready to...




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9 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Lara!! You are a natural teacher, and your method of preparation for making applique' is easy and not scary!! I have my eye on a project out of the book already!
    Susie

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  2. HI Lara. I just wanted to tell you the book arrived yesterday and looks fabulous! Can't wait to give it a go. I must have deleted your email, so that's why I am making a comment here. I am sure you will be seeing some future applique posts from me using this method. Thanks again!

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  3. Just ordered your book....i love the look of applique but have never tried it! Your method sounds perfect. Cant wait. Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa, Susan xx

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  4. Lara, first, congratulations on your publication, and on doing such a terrific job with it. It's awesome! I got the book for my birthday this week, and read it cover to cover without stopping. It seems to be exactly what I need to do a project that has been in my head for a long time, but would be impossible to realize with another technique. I couldn't find another way to contact you, so am posting here. I did a trial run with the technique yesterday and came up with a couple of questions about the process. Was wondering whether you had begun compiling a "FAQ" for this? I see the ERRATA page, but that isn't quite what I'm looking for. Cheers, and I know you are a very busy lady.

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    1. Hi Sue, I wrote you an email, but also want to say here that I love your idea to start compiling FAQ and will be adding that section to this page as soon as I have a good list. Thanks for the great input!

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  5. I was so excited to get my book before the beginning of Row by Row Experience. This is my second year and since so many of the rows use raw edge applique, I knew it would be a perfect match. I have finished several rows, and let me tell you.....I have been thankful more than once for the ability to lift a piece already ironed down and replace or trim it into a different shape. I will be posting pictures when finished.

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    1. That's a definite plus Carol! I peel off and reposition appliques all the time and it helps with layering too. I'm so glad you liked the method and that it has come in handy for the Row by Row Experience. Can't wait to see your pictures. Just in case you didn't know... your comment came in to me with "no-reply" as the contact info.

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  6. I'm working on my first project right now! I'm so glad I have a copy of your book!

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  7. This book looks awesome--I have never tried applique--this book would help me immensely

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