How to Appliqué: 4 Free Quilt Designs for Creating Appliqué Quilts

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Quilters love to explore appliqué as a way to add designs to their fabric, in addition to piecing. While traditional quilters hand-stitched their fabric motifs in place, contemporary quilters are more apt to fuse or machine-stitch appliqué, opening up new, faster, design possibilities.

With the help of this free eBook you'll explore various methods for how to appliqué quilt elements. Start your explorations with Mickey Depre as he explains how using a fusible interfacing (like Décor-Bond) shapes, supports, and stabilizes fabrics. If you love the curves of a fanciful landscape quilt but don’t know how to appliqué the pieces, Rose’s tutorial will show you the way! Define lines with Ellen Anne Eddy's tips on free-motion appliqué. Or, for an easy, breezy, mixed-media approach, try making Mary’s reverse-appliqué flags. Have fun learning from the experts! Download this free eBook today.

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Easy Applique Quilt: Flying Colors by Mary Stoudt

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Flying Colors by Mary Stoudt

While most quilts adorn the home inside, Mary’s appliqué design can decorate the outside of your home with quilts as well. These flags are made to be viewed and enjoyed from either side, and they are quick to make. Quotations, poetry, or favorite song lyrics with a common theme will be printed on fabric to become the machine appliqué designs on your flags.


Free-Motion Machine Appliqué Explained and Explored by Ellen Anne Eddy

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Defining the Line: Free-Motion Appliqué Explained and Explored by Ellen Anne Eddy

Learn how to use free-motion appliqué quilting techniques with this article. Sewing in a horizontal line with a zigzag stitch will produce a narrow "jump" stitch that can be used to smooth any shape into a lovely, organic line. This piece of advice, along with expert tips on shading and thread choices, will help you be successful creating your own of Ellen’s appliqué quilt designs.


Hand Applique Example: The Heartfelt Landscape by Rose Hughes

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The Heartfelt Landscape by Rose Hughes

Have you ever looked at a beautiful scene, or imagined a fanciful design, and thought it was impossible to sew those amazing curves? If so, Rose has all the answers for you. In this article you will learn how to layer your landscape to create real depth. Combine simple straight-stitch hand appliqué piecing methods with machine appliqué to produce shapes that are normally very difficult to piece. Now traveling and picture taking have taken on a new meaning.


Applique Quilting: Décor-Bond It! by Mickey Depre

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Décor-Bond It! by Mickey Depre

Décor-Bond is a fusible interfacing that shapes, supports and stabilizes areas, making it perfect for appliqué quilts and wall quilts. Start by ironing your background fabric to the Décor-Bond. Simply follow Mickey’s detailed instructions on appliqué with Décor Bond and you will have a gorgeous end result and new machine appliqué techniques!


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