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Needle-turn Applique Class with Creative Bug.

Good news, my first class with Creative Bug is now live–yay! It’s all about one of my favorite techniques–needle-turn applique.

Carolyn Friedlander's Needle-Turn Applique Class with Creative Bug

I filmed with Creative Bug last August, and have been eager to share with you the fruits of our labor. The Creative Bug team is incredibly talented and passionate about what they do, which is why I was thrilled to get the chance to work with them.

In this first class, I show you how I like to do needle-turn applique in an Hawaiian-inspired block which features fabrics from my newest collection, Carkai.

I hope you like it!

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Big Stitch coasters to keep.

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I’ve been wanting to make myself a set of these big stitch coasters ever since I made them for this tutorial, and I finally got around to doing that recently.

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I love projects like this, because they are super functional. As a big tea drinker, I find that you can never have too many little things to set a cup on. Because of that, this is one of my go-to gifts, but this set is the one that I get to keep.

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5″ squares of your favorite prints are perfect for this project. The simple shape is a great way to showcase them. After receiving a set of Lotta Jansdotter squares, I knew that this is what I wanted to do with them.

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If you’ve not tried big stitch before, this is a good way to try it. You can explore working with different colors and different types of thread, plus the small size makes for a speedy finish.

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+ Pattern: Tutorial found here.

+ Fabric: Assorted Lotta Jansdotter prints for the fronts, Doe for binding, Rashida Coleman Hale for the backs.


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