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    Oversized Punctuation as Applique Design

    Punctuation serves an invaluable duty, creating clarity in our sentences. The simple comma is all that separates the heartwarming sentence, “Let’s eat, grandma!” from the macabre, “Let’s eat grandma.” In this quilt project, I used the over-sized punctuation mark as an applique design element. Take a look: I made this quilt in February 2010, and it is still my go-to comfy quilt even after making several after this one. (It’s been through the wash quite a bit, so it has that lovely soft quality now.) To make the comma shapes, I went into Photoshop and created an oversized comma to print out. I traced them onto a product called Steam-a-Seam…