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Perfect Hand Applique by Liuxin Newman is for every quilter who loves applique whether you are an amateur, professional, want-to-be applique-er or even if you think you are a "not-so-talented" applique-er. This book will make you the perfect applique-er you have always wanted to be. Included are a DVD, applique designs, materials and tools, perfect needle-turn applique self-assessment projects and much more.


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Cover Perfect Hand Applique

Perfect Hand Applique with Thimblelady

Author: Liuxin Newman
Pages: 112
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Thimblelady
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4FF0852
Weight: 1.2lb

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Introduction from Marti Michell

If you know me or know of me, you may be saying, "Why is she writing a foreword to this book? She doesn't even do hand applique!" That thought crossed my mind before I was reminded that you don't have to be an expert to recognize and expert.

Liuxin's handwork is incredible. It is actually how we met. I went to Australia to teach at quilt symposium. I arrived the day before it began and was taken to a preview of the quilt show. I casually walked the aisles until suddenly my eyes were riveted to a beautiful hand-quilted quilt. I walked closed and asked immediately to meet the quilter. "Oh that is Liuxin Newman. She is also a tutor, but she won't arrive until tomorrow. We call her the Thimblelady!"

I have published books and written best-sellers and I was privileged to get a preview of this book. I loved the succinct way Liuxin dissected and presented hand applique. It is logical orderly, lavishly illustrated and encouraging! In addition, once you watch the video you will anxiously await an opportunity to meet Liuxin personally. So, I am happy and proud to write the foreword for this book on hand applique. I think you will be happy that you have pursued this method.

About the Author

Liuxin (pronounced Lee-oo-shin, a Chinese name meaning "be happy") is an award winning quilter from Australia. She fell in love with quilt making shortly after migrating to Sydney in 1994. Australia and quilting have given her a happy, busy and fulfilled life with a proud and supportive family behind her!

Liuxin, aka Thimblelady™ is best known for designing a unique thimble and a quilting technique that can prevent chronic pains in quilters' hands. She is also known for her excellent needle skills in both fine hand quilting and find hand applique.

Liuxin has taught and lectured at most prestigious quilting events and conferences in the world. Her willingness to share her knowledge and skill has seen many of her students winning awards both in Australia and overseas.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Applique designs, Materials and Tools  
What is Applique 13
Terminologies 15
Degrees of difficulty in Designs 18
Sewing order of applique 22
Materials 28
Tools 35
Part 2: Perfect Needle-turn applique  
Transfer a design 42
Baste a project 46
Cut a project 48
Hold a project 51
Needle-turn seams 54
Blind stitch 58
Start and Finish 60
Trimming and Trapunto 63
Prevent the needle slipping off thread 66

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