Sue Pelland

Charleston 2019

Sue PellandIn the 1980s, when Sue Pelland was in high school, she and her mom decided to open a quilt shop. Back then, they did every inch of cutting, piecing, appliqué, and quilting by hand. Being young and wanting instant gratification, Sue learned everything she could about newly-invented strip-piecing methods, rotary cutting, and fusibles from innovators in the field. She took every class she could on a quest to find better, faster, and more accurate ways to make quilts. During her learning experiences, Sue developed a love of appliqué. Instead of persnickety, perfectly-pieced blocks, she could create a garden full of flowers in the midst of long New England winters. Now, Sue Pelland Designs is an industry leader in innovative rotary cutting techniques for appliqué. Sue’s Leaves Galore templates, Hearts and More templates, and Quilter’s Chalk line are must-have gadgets for those who want to speed up their appliqué process. Unique patterns featuring Leaves Galore and Hearts and More cutting techniques delight the traditional or not-so-traditional quilter with quick, easy twists on old favorites as well as contemporary designs.
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