I have been working on the borders for the Garden Basket quilt.
I used my soapstone marker to mark the center length and width of each border.
I also mark the quarter measurement of each border. All of those marks will help to place the vine and appliques.
I used a flex ruler to help draw the curves of the vine.
I used the Quilter’s Strip Ticket (I have had this handy reference chart for a lot of years) to help me calculate and cut the amount of yardage needed to make the bias vine. I am sure that if you want one, you can find this chart in several places…I just did a quick search and found it at Soft Expressions (no affiliation).
In the picture above, you can see a Clover bias tape maker. I find these to be useful little tools and I have several sizes. I did not take a photo of actually using it to make the vine. Oops. If you are unfamiliar with a bias tape maker, there are lots of tutorials when you do a search, including on You Tube. Here is one by Pat Sloan.
I chose to glue baste the vine onto the border.
I will be machine stitching the vine to the border, and I don’t want to deal with a lot of pins!
What tools do you like to use when you applique?