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Mrs. Beasley's Sampler Quilt - Hints and Tips...

Hope you are all enjoying 'Mrs. Beasley's Sampler Quilt', Block 1, in Vignette Issue 10. Actually, I hope you're enjoying the entire magazine! There are so many photos that I take that never make it into the magazine, hints that just can't be squeezed in and tips I wanted to share but ran out of pages. Here's a few of these bits for you.

In the below photo I just wanted to show you how I appliqued on the pink flower, then traced on the stitchery (in case my applique wasn't just right) then went back and appliqued the centre:

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The Running Stitch around the centre of the flower I simply did by eye but you can trace on the stitch if you prefer:

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In many places on this quilt, such as in Mini Block 4 shown below, it is best to complete your applique and then trace on the stitchery that meets with the applique.

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Ensure that you have accurate 1/4" seam allowances on your sewing machine. I know that I'm always going on about this but because this design has lots of small seams, being accurate will make a big difference:

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I hope that working in Mini Blocks makes your sewing easier:

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A close up of Mini Block 2 to help with your stitchery and applique. I always like to put a few 'anchoring stitches' at the inward point of an applique heart, just to prevent fraying later on:

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And maybe inbetween stitching take a break and whip up The Chocolate Caramel Nougat Slice on page 8!

Leanne Beasley xxx



this is so very beautiful...I have only just come across your lovely magazine and having purchased issue 10 I have taken out a subscription. just need some time to start this pretty quilt block as the next one is due out any minute!


I don't have the magazine, but your block is beautiful. I love seeing the close-up of the stitching on the mini-block #2. Thanks.


Hi Leanne. I have sent you several emails regarding an order for my shop but I still have not received any answer. Could you please check if you have received them???? My email address is [email protected]. Thanks


I love the embroidery and appliqué over the patchwork. Wonderful!


Beautiful !

Christine B.

Truly stunning stitching!! I have just spent a very enjoyable time preparing and cutting out all the pieces for this beautiful quilt and I can't wait to get started on it!! Thanks for the extra hints and tips they will really help! I have also just written a post about my progress so far on my blog! Thank you Leanne!

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