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Simple Pleasures


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Designed for teaching, this quilt is a great project for the confident beginner. Each block illustrates a new technique or short cut to help grow our skills. The applique for this project used the technique showcased in my Machine Finished Hand Applique Craftsy class. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finishes 66 inches by 89 inches

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  • Yardage: 2 1/2 yards for the sashing; 3/4 yard for the binding; For the Individual Blocks: Fat Quarters (18" x 22"): 8-9 pale prints for Backgrounds; And Light, Medium and Dark:Red, Green, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Brown; Other bits of color for the individual blocks and applique.
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat; Assorted rulers: the 12 1/2" x 6 1/2" Creative Grid is my favorite. A larger square ruler (14" to 20 1/2") will come in handy for the larger pieces we will be cutting. 50 wt. 100% cotton piecing thread in a neutral color. Your favorite applique tools

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Applewood Farm
Applewood Farm
Beth likes to say that needlework is sewn into the fiber of her being. After learning to embroider at the age of four, she was smitten with all things needle and thread. By age 12, she was sewing her own clothes. Today, Beth has been quilting and teaching for decades. She's written several books on quilting, and been featured on <i>Simply Quilts</i>, <i>Kaye’s Quilting Friends</i>, and <i>The Quilt Show</i> with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Beth also has her own pattern publishing company called Applewood Farm.