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Garden Baskets Update

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. 

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I also mark the quarter measurement of each border.  All of those marks will help to place the vine and appliques.

Garden Baskets

I used a flex ruler to help draw the curves of the vine.

Garden Baskets

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).

Garden Baskets

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.

Garden Baskets

I will be machine stitching the vine to the border, and I don’t want to deal with a lot of pins!

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What tools do you like to use when you applique?

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Garden Baskets Update and a Gif

Garden Baskets Update

Quilt On!