Do you know how to appliqué? Many people are only familiar with hand appliqué, but there are many methods, from raw-edge appliqué to machine appliqué using a satin stitch.
In How to Applique: 4 Free Appliqué Patterns and Quilt Techniques, you’ll learn how to appliqué quilt and sewing projects from four seasoned art quilters.
|Fused-appliqué hexagons add a pretty touch to this bag.|
Hexagons are a popular motif, and in the “Pretty Little Tote Bag” project, I’ll show you how to use fused, raw-edge appliqué to add hexie decorations to a child’s purse. You can use this technique for appliqué quilts, too.
In “Defining the Line,” Ellen Anne Eddy shows how to use machine appliqué techniques to create wild, curvy shapes and then add shading and dimension to those shapes. This appliqué tutorial gives you more flexibility with thread and fabric, too.
Landscapes and appliqué quilts go together with curving lines on the horizon and Rose Hughes’s tutorial “The Heartfelt Landscape” will show you how. She uses her FastPiece AppliquéTM method, which combines simple straight-stitch piecing methods with machine appliqué to produce shapes that are normally very difficult to piece.
Mary Stoudt’s easy appliqué prayer flags are a favorite of mine. Each one is a mini fabric collage with quotes that peek through from beneath the layers via reverse-appliqué. In her tutorial “Flying Colors,” Mary shows how you can use this method with mixed-media techniques to make a fun, meaningful project.
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