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Picture Window Reverse Applique

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Quilting Contessa looks at a new ruler tools called 'Picture Windows Reverse Applique' she found at quilt market from Annie McHugs.

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Picture Window Reverse Applique

Annie McHugs introduced a new ruler tool, Picture Windows Reverse Applique, at the Houston Quilt Market this year.

Picture Window Reverse Applique

 

OK, so the introduction of a new ruler isn't that remarkable, but this one is. My local quilt shop owner, Laural, was able to attend the "Take 'n Teach" for this product at Quilt Market and immediately brought her sample to me.

sample1

 

The idea for this new tool came to designer Jerriann Massey literally in the clouds. An enriching combination of the traditional Dresden plate with the reverse applique picture window brings new levels of creativity to the quilts.

Tx sample

 

The tool is amazingly easy to use. This pillow by one of Jerriann's grandchildren shows what a little sewing and a little creativity can do.

winter

 

The tool doesn't have just one type of window. The window pieces pop in and out of the tool depending on how you want to use them. As someone who loves wool applique, I could immediately see wonderful ways to display my handwork in the windows!

tool

 

As Laural and I began to bounce ideas off one another, we saw images of memory quilts, travel quilts, quilts with antique lace centers, quilts with barn quilts, and many more. Jerriann's sample quilt shows more than 24 window configurations, but she has found 8 more. An easy to use and teach tool such as this one, is a real bonus for quilt shop owners. Within a week, Laural had scheduled a class at her shop and produced this next sample.

sample2

 

Me? I'm auditioning some baby owls in a tree cavity. What do you think?

owls

 

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Glossary

Applique
Attaching individual pieces of fabric to a background to form a design.

Same As: Appliqué


See Also: Freezer Paper Applique, Needleturn Applique, Machine Applique, Reverse Applique, Shadow Applique
Reverse Applique
Designs made by sewing on a patch to the underside of a Block and then cutting away and turning under the edge of the top fabric.

See Also: Freezer Paper Applique, Needleturn Applique, Machine Applique, Shadow Applique, Applique
Ruler
A heavy plastic measuring guide that can come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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