Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guest #62 with Dena's day! reverse applique and FABRIC and a Sewing Basket filled with goodies...

Hello everyone,  I am  Dena from Dena Designs. I'm very happy to be writing this guest blog entry for Madame Samm and Wantobe Quilter. I’m not a quilter, and have never been much of a machine-sewer at all; I’m more of a fabri-tac-er.  But I do have one favorite hand sewing technique: reverse appliqué.

With traditional appliqué, small shapes are cut out of fabric and then stitched to the top of larger fabric, with little bitty stitches. It’s not exactly the quickest method to do by hand. That’s why I love reverse appliqué: the appliqué fabric is layered behind the ground fabric, stitched in place, and then the appliqué shape is created by cutting away the top layer of ground fabric to reveal what’s underneath. If you’ve never sewn a stitch in your life, I think you will have a lot of fun with this process. This is also a great way to reuse scraps of leftover fabric.

I recently made this reverse appliqué pillow using little bits of fabric from many of my recent collections with Free Spirit Fabric: Kumari Garden, Tea Garden, and Leanika. Here's how it's done:



To start, choose how much fabric you will need for your project and lay the solid colored fabric out flat. I like to pencil in my shapes directly onto the canvas to mark where my stitching lines will be. Make sure you factor in ¼” of space between where you will cut out the shape, and where you will stitch.



Once you’ve got your design drawn out, pin the patterned fabric of your choice to the back of your ground fabric, making sure that the patterned side is facing the wrong side of your ground, right side to wrong side. This is because you will be cutting through the ground to show the patterns underneath.



Above is a photo of how the patterned fabric looks from behind when it has all been stitched in place.



Now that your fabric is pinned, you’ll be stitching along your pencil lines with a simple running stitch to join the two fabrics together. I use 3 strands of embroidery floss in coordinating colors. When you’re all done sewing around your shape, grab small sharp scissors and cut out the ground pattern (make sure you don’t cut through the patterned fabric beneath!) leaving a ¼” border between your stitch and cut lines.  You can trim excess patterned fabric from the back as well. Easy, right?

If you feel comfortable with reverse appliqué, you don’t have to stitch on flat fabric and then sew that into something else - you can start with a finished item. It’s a bit tougher sewing on something that already has a shape, but I’ve done it many times – and the effect is lovely!

Editors note...
Dena this is lovely...
reverse applique can be used
in sew many places...thankyou!


OHHHH LOOK at what we have here..
Giveaway for YOU...
2 winners today...
1 will win..
A fat quarter bundle STACK
directly from the company
This is Dena's brand new LONDON collection
more photos on the link I added for you



And the 2nd winner will
win this BASKET filled with goodies..
and some very nice surprises
ask those who have won...they know lol
has been one delightful generous sponsor



Want to win..?
Leave a comment...
drop her a line Dena here..
(no follower gadget)



Dena is the designer and artist behind many home,
 gift and paper products found at your favorite stores. To ask
 her how to embellish anything, visit her blog at denadesigns.com.

And become her fan on 


Big thanks goes out to Dena. Free Spirit Fabrics
and Colonial Needle and YOU for being
kind, smart and IMPORTANT to us all in
the Quilt Net World....




1 MORE DAY!
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313 comments:

  1. I love the way reverse applique looks! Thank you!

    I follow Dena. (sponsor is Jennifer @ Ellison Lane)

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  2. what a very cute way to do reverse applique! reminds me of cutwork lace embroidery, which i love the look of.
    i will defiantly try this technique.
    ive admired your designs for a long time, they are colorful and cheerful.
    i could not find a follow button on the blog site though :( i follow madame samm though :)

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  3. Reverse applique looks like fun...thanks for sharing Dena and thanks Madame Samm! I follow both; sponsor is Kelly @ IHAN.

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  4. Dena's Blog is full of so much eye candy you could get lost in there!
    Of course I'm following!

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  5. I'm following you & Dena! Madame Samm you're the best! :)

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  6. Thank you for the tutorial. I am following you on facebook.

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  7. I've wanted to try reverse applique but thought it was too hard, but your tutorial was so clear, thanks Dena!
    Love the fabric and those baskets of goodies, thanks, Madame Samm!

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  8. Something else for me to try! Have been over to look at Dena's blog can't find "followers" so follow in Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway. Linda x

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  9. This tut makes me want to give reversible applique a try. Lovely work. I follow here and with Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  10. Dena only does twitter and facebook which I don't do. Lovely line of fabrics. Love how she re-did the office chairs on her blog.

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  11. This tut makes me want to give reverse applique a try. Lovely work. I follow here and with Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  12. Have never tried reverse applique but it looks like a neat technique to explore. Thank you Dena!

    Cannot find a "follow" button for Dena...

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  13. This sounds a great technique! I have never tried it before! Thanks1
    I follow Dena and you!!

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  14. Love the reverse applique! I am following you and Dena by twitter (kimbreid).
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  15. I haven't tried reverse applique yet, but Dena made it look soo easy!

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  16. I love the look of the reverse applique!!! I think I may try it on the back of my next quilt :)

    I'm definitely following Dena in my reader now.

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  17. I don't do twitter or facebook, but thought this was a great tutorial, makes reverse applique look easy

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  18. I love the way reverse applique really focuses on the stitching to frame the fabric

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  19. Great tut. I'll have to give it a try. Couldn't find a follow button either so I 'Liked' her on face book.

    Thanks.

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  20. I follow Dena and I already follower of you! Great giveaway!

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  21. Dena's reverse applique pillow is gorgeous - thanks for sharing the technique!
    Another wonderful giveaway, Madame Samm! I can't believe the Wantobe Quilter Campaign is nearly done, it passed by so quickly :)

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  22. now that is applique I could do! Left Dena a comment. Her fabric is so pretty. Thanks for introducing us Madame Samm.

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  23. How nice!I visited Dena's blog left her a comment.She has a lovely blog.I love her fabrics just gorgeous.I love this giveaway as well.Sew many things I need I can see are right inside the sewing box.Thanks Samm for another great giveaway!

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  24. I went over to Dena's blog, she has some great looking fabrics! Wow! Bold, and beautiful. She also has some great inspiration of using the fabric, love the reverse applique technique, never even thought of that!!

    Looking forward to another great giveaway! Thanks!!

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  25. she makes this look so easy, who says she is not a quilter. she's a quilter in my book.

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  26. This is such a cool technique and I don't applique! And the fabric - lovely!!

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  27. I visited her blog, very nice! I commented on the chair recovering tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  28. Left a message for Dena on her blog. I'm a follower here & have enjoyed reading all the great tutorials. Registered with Shade Tree Quilting. Thanks for all the giveaways.

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  29. Great method, and I can't believe you still have great posts after 90 odd days! Madame Samm, you must be bionic!!!

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  30. very easy tutorial to follow. it's something even I could try.

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  31. Oh, I just LOVE this!! Can't wait to give it a try!! Thanks so much. Off to visit Dena's site to see more!

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  32. I visited her blog. Now I'm a follower here and there. Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  33. Awesome tutorial... This has been shown at my guild before but I didn't take part in it. It really does look like fun!

    Great prizes for today! I am Dena's newest follower!

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  34. This looks like a fun way to do applique! Cannot find a follow button for Dena but will check back for one as I love her blog! Fantastic fabrics!

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  35. follow you. liked dena on facebook (didn't see gfc on her blog).

    great tutorial...amazing!

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  36. I've never tried reverse applique. The tute was great; I'll have to give it a try! Have a beauty-filled day.

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  37. Was sitting here surfing and got a return mailer demon... Says Dena's email address isn't accepting any more emails??

    I will go friend her on FB.

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  38. wow, that looks very doable. I'll bet it looks nice after washing too, all soft and ravelly?

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  39. I liked Dena on Facebook and I follow here. The fabrics are beautiful and reverse applique is an interesting technique.

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  40. I love the applique. What pretty colors too.

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  41. That is a technique I am going to try!! Des, thanks for sharing. madame Samm and the sponsors, thanks for today's giveaway!!

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  42. Cute tutorial!! Thanks Dena (left a msg on her page as well)!!

    Brenda C
    bllcornish at yahoo dot com

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  43. Oh, reverse applique is so much fun to do. Thanks for sharing and your gveaway!

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  44. Isn't Dena wonderful? Beautiful disigns.

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  45. Great tutorial! I left a comment for Dena and am a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. I am a follower of you and became by Dena. What a wonderful fabrics and a nice give-away with all kind of goodies. Fingers crossed.

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  47. Dena's fabric is beautiful! This is a great post! I would really like to try reverse applique on day!
    Thanks to Dena, Free Spirit, Colonial Needle and Madame Samm!

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  48. Thank you, Dena, for the reverse applique tutorial. That is a technique I have yet to try. You make it look very doable.

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  49. Oh wow, what a neat idea!!
    And such beautiful fabrics to win.
    Heading to Dena's now.
    Have a wonderful day Madame Samm.
    Sincerely, Trish :o)

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  50. I have always wanted to try this - fabric is so pretty.

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  51. Great job Dena! I have never tried reverse applique, but this makes it look SEW SO easy!

    Madam Samm, I bought some of those John James needles and they are really nice! I would love to win, but if I don't whoever does win will be happy with either prize!

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  52. OH - thank you again - I know I keep posting this - but really - this grand idea you had has major behind the scenese work and hours!!! Thank you!

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  53. What a wonderful tutorial...I will have to try that... I mean really.....loved it. Did I tell you that I went to Micheals and brought alphabet stamps? Thanks for all of these wonderful ideas to make the creating process fun and innovative.

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  54. beautiful.....thanks for a chance to win!

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  55. That's really pretty. May have to try that on a Christmas pillow.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Enjoy your day.

    Carrie

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  56. what a lovely tutorial! I have tried reversed appliqué on tops for my daughter, but this pillow is beautiful!
    Follow both of you, thanks for the chance!

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  57. I left Dana a comment.
    follow here.
    sponsored by Amy @ diary of a quilter.

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  58. Dena, your fabrics are beautiful and thank you for sharing your reverse applique method.

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  59. I love this! I feel like Dena is a kindred soul since she isn't a quilter either, but a way more talented kindred soul, lol. Even so, this idea excites me and I am going to try it TODAY! Thanks so much for a new inspiration!

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  60. Thank you sooo much Dena! I've been wondering how to do reverse applique for awhile now, but never really looked into it. You make it look so easy!!

    Thanks to you too Samm, this has been fun.

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  61. Thanks to Dena for her reverse tutorial, thanks to Samm and all her sponsors who have been so generous during this campaign.

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  62. The word "applique" has always chased me away. Not anymore!

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  63. Love the reminder on reverse appliqué. Comment left on her blog. Thanks so much. Jan

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  64. I like applique because I've been doing the "frayed edge" technique. Reverse applique gives you the same frayed edge only in reverse. How Fun! I will be trying this on some gifts for Christmas. Thanks Dena--and thanks Madame Samm for another great giveaway!
    My sponsor is Clover & Violet.

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  65. Like the reverse applique. Will have to try it someday - along with all the other stuff I would like to sew....lol.

    Have a great day!

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  66. Sent Dena a msg. I LOVE the reverse applique' It is beautiful!!!

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  67. I send an email to Dena. This is a project I'm going to try. I'm starting to like hand stitching. Thanks to you Madame Samm and all the sponsors.

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  68. Love the fabric and the reverse applique! This is something new for me to try! Thanks. Love your site Dena!

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  69. This is an amazing fast technique - thank you Dena. I have given a shout out to Deana-and liked her on facebook....a girl you want to connect with. Thank you sponsors.
    This has not only been fun, but very educational. Thank you M.S. for all your hard work. Quilter with Mary on Lake P

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  70. Love this technique!! Thank you so much for having Dena show us this!!

    I left a comment for her. I love her fabric and would love to win the bundle today!! I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

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  71. wow, great technique! If Dena doesn't sew and does this, I can to right!? Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Great post on this technique and I really like Dena's fabric line. Told her so, too. Thanks.

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  73. I love applique and will have to try Dena's fun tutorial. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  74. It is so cool to see you here today:) QuiltHome is having a great sale on your fabrics this week and I have built an extensive shopping cart!!! Thanks for teaching the reverse appliqué. Loving the new, and older, fabric lines:) Have a Blessed Day.

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  75. Another great post. Dena's designs are wonderful.

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  76. Dena, thanks for the great tut, very informative. You made it look sew easy. Thank you also Madame Samm for always finding wonderful people to teach us new techniques. I'll be sorry to have this hop end.

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  77. Dena that's just beautiful - I love reverse applique though I haven't yet mastered the technique. I do some needle turn and certainly machine applique so I'm going to try this next. Thanks! blessings, marlene

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  78. I couldn't find a comment form so just sent an email, I LOVE this fabric - kind of bright, kind of vintagy (apparently that's not a word!)

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  79. Dena's fabrics are just gorgeous! I had to go tell her :)

    Thank you for another great giveaway... i'm a wantobe sponsored by Kathy's Cottage and we would LOVE to win!

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  80. Thanks for the fun tutorial. The pillow is great.

    Thanks to Madame Samm and all the sponsors.

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  81. I've never tried reverse applique, but from this it doesn't look that hard. I'm a follower of you but could not find out how to follow her blog so I added it to my google reader. Love the giveaway items.
    Kristie

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  82. I enjoyed the post by Dena and thank you for another opportunity to win ... I'm hoping for that basket!

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  83. What lovely, lovely fabrics! This has all been such lovely fun. I'm leaving comments everywhere I'm supposed to. Thank you, Madame Samm! :)

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  84. What a great technique. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks so much Dena, for sharing this! and you once again Madame!

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  85. Genius!!! Love her tutorial! I follow you and am sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  86. Thanks Dena! I am a wantobe, and that is a technique I would Love to try! I Left a comment on your Blog too, you have designed some Gorgeous Lines!!

    Thanks to all these wonderful Sponsors, such Beautiful Gifts to be won today!!

    Thanks Madame Samm, I hope you are having a wonderful day too!! Because you is sew Special!!

    Huggs, Nancy
    Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

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  87. thank you for the ideas and Im afollower of this site and sponsored by Kd quilts and a wanna be quilter

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  88. What a cool technique. I am itching to try this, for sure. Just beautiful.

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  89. I left a comment for Dena on the re-covered office chair post. Thanks Dena for the easy tutorial on reverse applique.
    Follower here!

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  90. Thanks for the great tutorial...I had never acutally seen it done before....lovely pillow, too.

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  91. I've never seen reverse applique in a tutorial or even done. (Am I showing my semi newbiness!) It gives such a stained glass window appearance and opens a whole new world of creativity. Excellent guest and beautiful fabric lines. Thanks for sharing of your time Dena! :)

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  92. Thank you for giving so much of your time doing the lengthy giveaways Madame and the knowledge that was shared with us was beyond priceless, just like your time. Now I must move on to have some Ghastly fun this morning. Hugs

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  93. What a beautiful design. I love the idea of reverse applique. I also love the colors that you chose. Thank you for the tutorial.

    Karen

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  94. I've never tried this. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  95. I follow you and wrote Dena a comment!

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  96. I have enjoyed seeing all the guest posts and giveaways this month. I looked at Dena's website and blog. I love the redo's on her and her assistants office chairs.

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  97. I will have to give that a try! Maybe even mixing it up a bit by using the GO! to cut out the shapes first, and sewing them on from the back! It might work....Thanks.

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  98. That is the prettiest reverse applique ever! I'm a wantobe and my sponser is katherine at sew me something good

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  99. Wow, great idea. Definately something I'll try. I hate applique.
    My sponser is Dionn Stott at Quiltscapes.
    THANKS.

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  100. Left Dena a message. I really love the Taza line and fthe reverse appliqué technique is something I need to try! I follow u! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  101. I have some of dena's fabrics.
    Actually yards, in my stash.

    I like the reverse applique and am thinking of a christmas project using that technique
    thanks for the tutorial

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  102. Haven't tried reverse applique before so I loved the tutorial. I'm going to try it.

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  103. I love this! What a cool idea to try! Dena rocks.

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  104. I love reverse applique! Thanks. I posted at Dena's blog, I'm a follower here and Jillily is my sponsor. I want to thank you for hosting this fun event.

    Miss it I will!

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  105. I sent her an email- very cool tute :)!! And I'd love a prize, and I'm sure Ellison Lane Quilts (my sponsor) would too!! Thanks!

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  106. Dena's blog is full of beautiful items! Thank you for the tutorial and awesome giveaway!

    Alicia

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  107. Wow - another amazing and talented gal! Reverse applique almost looks do-able! Thanks for introducing Dena to us - she is so very talented and I'm thrilled to have bookmarked her website! xo, Nan

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  108. Lovely blog that Dena has...I almost got lost in all the pretty things over there! Thanks for a great tutorial here, and thank you Madame Samm and sponsors for a fun giveaway!

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  109. Thanks Dena for the great tutorial for reverse applique! Great prizes again today...thanks to the wonderful sponsors and Madamme Samm!

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  110. Love that pillow ~ I'm going on a quilt retreat this week end and I may just give this pillow a try. Thanks so much for the tutorial and the giveaway.

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  111. Reverse applique looks very good. I have put it on my list of things to try which is growing longer all the time as I keep reading all these great blogs. Thanks!

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  112. How lovely! I've not tried reverse applique but I think I'm going to have to give it a go. What a lovely bunch of fabrics in the giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  113. I went to visit Dena's blog, and am happy I did. Her fabrics are lovely, and I really like the office chair transformation. I would love to win either one of these prizes. Thanks again. Mme. Samm!

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  114. Thanks for the tutorial and to the sponsors for another great giveaway!

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  115. Great tutorial- I'll have to give this a try! And great prizes today!

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  116. What a great technique. I have seen it done before but have never tried it. I can't wait to give it a try, now that I have clear instructions. I visited Dena and left a comment. I am sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks so much Dena, for sharing this! and you once again Madame Samm!

    PS. I just listened to your YouTube link way below on yesterday's post...the one for "RENT". GREAT uplifting song to start my day!! Thanks for sharing it!

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  117. I always love to learn something new! This was a great tut.. Thank you :)

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  118. What a great tutorial! I've only ever done regular applique, but this looks like fun!

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  119. The reverse applique is something new to me. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  120. What an interesting tutorial. Thank you Dena and Madame.

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  121. Hi Dena wow I have never tried this for some reason I thought there was a lot more to it. I will give it a try and post to you. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I will be visitng your site also. Also a big thanks to our sponsors for all that they have shared in making our life as quilters a lot easier..and Madame Samm you are a wonderful leader and give allot of people, happiness, who wouldn't normally be having as much fun on there computers such as what you have given for some time now. Kuddos to you..take care.

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  122. oh I LOVE this!! I made a reverse applique scarf last month and love how it turned out. I am a quilter registered with Patty at A Stitch in Time!

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  123. I've just tried applique for the first time last month, and may give this a try also. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways. I visited Dena. My sponsor is Jane's Fabric. Kathie L in Allentown

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  124. What a great tutorial! I definitiely have to try it, maybe a lovely new pillow for our new livingroom.
    Thanks for the great giveaway, i really hope to win the beautiful fabric :-)

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  125. Good morning!
    Dena, I've never been drawn to reverse applique before - at all, but you've converted me! Your work is gorgeous!
    I left a comment for you, and I'm a follwer here, too. My sponsor is Busy as Can Bee.
    Thank you sew much for this tutorial!!

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  126. She makes it look so easy... I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway, I am a follower.

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  127. Thanks for the great giveaways.

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  128. Deana fabric and projects are wonderful ! I can not believe our fun is coming to an end ! This has been fun !! As usual , Great gifts for today !! thanks !

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  129. I enjoyed looking over her blog! And thanks for sharing the wonderful tutorial! Gives a more unique design that just plain appliquing!!

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  130. Wow, I've never really known how that method worked--now I do and I'm ready to try! That looks fun and sooo pretty! Thanks for the tutorial! Now a follower.

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  131. what a neat and fun project! I hope to give it a try soon. Love the giveaways too.

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  132. What beautiful applique! I'm a follower, thanks again for a chance to win!

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  133. This applique version looks very fresh in these colours against the white. I'd like to try it for myself. Thank-you Dana and Madamme Samm. Dana's designs are quite beautiful and I enjoyed visiting her website.

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  134. Can't wait to try the reverse method.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  135. I LOVE to applique, but have to admit I've never tried reverse applique. You make it look really easy, so I may have to give this a try. Thank you, Dena, for a great tutorial. I left you some comment love on your blog. :)

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  136. Great explanation of reverse applique. Lovely fabrics.

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  137. Wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

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  138. Awesome!! Pick me pick me pick me =)

    hdelacruz15@gmail.com

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  139. How cool!!! Count me in:)

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  140. Lovely fabrics! Will have to keep the reverse applique technique in mind to add some pzzazz to projects! Thanks for sharing it!

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  141. I dropped her a line :-) Fabulous pillow! As always, thanks to the sponsors, thanks for your effort and thanks for the opportunity!!

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  142. I left a comment for Dena and I really enjoyed looking through her galleries! My cousin designed her nursery around Dena's tree & birds bedding set. Very beautiful!

    ~ meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  143. Love Dena's method of reverse applique. Have registered at her blog now back to you!

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  144. I visited Dena's site and love her fabric. Thanks so much.

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  145. My daughter and I just LOVE Dina's London line. Gorgeous colors, lovely patterns.

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  146. This makes me really want to try this! I'm a follower and my sponsor is Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts. Thanks

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  147. Beautiful pillow! LOVE Free Spirit fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  148. oh pick me! I follow here and I left a comment on Dena's blog. thanks for the great giveaway chances -- I'm hoping you'll pick my name asap.

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  149. I left a comment on Dena's blog. Such beautiful designs!

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  150. Reverse applique looks like a really fun project. Add another to my growing list of things I want to do. :D

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  151. The tutorial is great! I visited Dena's blog and left a comment after seeing all of her beautiful fabric. Thanks Madame Samm for introducing me to another fabulous designer.

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  152. I love the reverse applique! How fun!

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  153. Her reverse applique is beautiful- I have always been intimidated by it but she makes it look easy!

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  154. Reverse applique never looked more appealing! Haven't done any project with this technique for 30 years... might be time to enjoy this delightful art form again! Thanks to Dena for the great demo!

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  155. I am a follower of Stash manicure
    I dropped Dena a note to let her know I enjoyed her post -

    I would really love to win that sewing basket - And the fabric is beautiful !!! Thank you to all of the sponsors & to you Madame Samm for putting together such a wonderful campaign !!!!

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  156. Great tut. Easy to follow and undersdtand!

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  157. That is a new idea to me. Reminiscent of stain glass.

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  158. What a great tutorial. And what a great giveaway! I left Dena a comment and would love to win. Of course I follow here too.

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  159. Really great tutorial and such pretty fabrics.

    vail in tn

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  160. I've never tried reverse applique, but you have inspired me. Thanks for the give away!

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  161. I love this tut...always wanted to try it....

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  162. I've never appliqued anything but this reverse applique looks so easy!

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  163. I love her method of reverse applique - so much easier with a running stitch. Left a comment for Dena on her blog.

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  164. That is a beautiful pillow. I love the technique of reverse applique.

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  165. I really like this new London line--it's feminine and playful!

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  166. I am going to follow Dena and am a follower here. Love the givaways.

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  167. Dena, that is too gorgeous! I will definitely be trying it out soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  168. Thank you Free Spirit! I love Dena's London fabric! And thank you o Colonial Needle too for all the great prizes you provided throughout the Wantabe campaign!

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  169. Thank you for showing us how easy it is to do reverse applique. I am off to Dana's blog to read more. And yes I am, and will be a follower of you both.

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  170. Wow very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration,

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  171. Thanks Dena I have never done reverse applique but it looks beautiful and easy, I did go to your blog but haven't commented yet. Just one more day Samm what are you going to do with yourself. Blessings Sandra

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  172. GReat giveaway and I love the pillow. Going to give it a try. Have seen reverse applique before. Winter's coming great for hand projects.

    thanks Dena

    cathy

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  173. I really think I will try this. It looks so pretty when done. I am a follower here and left a comment for Dena. Thanks so much for all the info and prizes. This has been so much fun. Can't believe it is almost over.

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  174. Thanks for bringing Dena and her blog to my attention - I've got to take a better look, 'cause there's definitely LOTS to see there!
    Can't believe this contest is almost over! It's been a LOT of fun!
    If I still need to include the info about my sponsor, it's Amy from A Quilting Sheep....

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  175. Love the way the reverse applique turns out. It looks so great! I guess I need some decent scissors to give it a try. :)

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  176. I can't wait to try reverse applique!! I love how this looks!! Thanks so much!

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  177. I've been a fan of Dena Designs for a while. Reverse applique is really tempting now that I've seen the tutorial. Thanks!

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  178. I like the reverse applique look too, I think it'd look neat with black too.

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  179. I am a follower of Dena's now thank you so much for this site. I am also sponsored by Stitching by the Lake. Agnes Pat

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  180. Thanks for the tutorial on reverse applique , would love to try this out ,it looks like fun. I was over to visit with Dena and she has a lovely blog so will check back again real soon.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  181. I am loving all these tutorials!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paulette

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  182. I want to try reverse applique right now. I love the pillow and thanks so much for the tutorial. I would love to win the giveaway too!

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  183. I may not have won anything but I've come away with a treasure chest full of great tutorials

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  184. Love your blog. So fun and creative. I would love to win the sewing machine!

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  185. Easy peacy, but looks great! Thanks Dena for the hint.

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  186. Just left a note on her blog! This was great - I need to try this method. :)

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  187. That reverse appliqué is beautiful!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  188. I love reverse applique and Dena's design is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us, Dena.

    Oh, my! I can't get over the fabulous giveaways you share here. Thanks to the generous sponsors and to you, Madame Samm for making all this wonderfulness happen.

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  189. Left a comment on her blog and I follow you here... my sponsor is Kd of Kdquilts.
    Cheers.

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