Do you suffer from appliphobia? Don’t let a fear of appliqué designs stop you from making the quilts you love. There are lots of ways to appliqué, and we know there’s a perfect method for you!
Today we’re bestowing a few appliqué awards on eBooks that will help you learn, master, and most importantly, enjoy appliqué. Best of all, each eBook is instantly downloadable and on sale for 40% off this week! Which technique will you try first?
Learn how in Machine Appliqué for the Terrified Quilter
If you think that life is too short to do handwork, this is the book for you! Author Sharon Pederson referred to appliqué as “the A word” until she learned that she could mimic the look of hand appliqué with her sewing machine. Her techniques for invisible, reversible, fusible, and padded machine appliqué will make you a convert.
Learn how in Design, Create, and Quilt
Does the artist in you wish for appliqué know-how? Let quilt artist Rose Hughes grant that wish with her ingenious Fast-Piece Appliqué technique (watch Rose demonstrate it in this video). With her step-by-step guidance and incredible range of creative ideas and inspiration, you’ll be able to create any appliqué motif you can dream up!
Learn how in Frayed-Edge Fun
Who doesn’t love the fluffy, plushy goodness of a frayed-edge quilt? Try fun raw-edge appliqué and piecing techniques that are so easy, you may never want to hide your seams again! Other perks: worry-free wash-and-dry quilts, boo-boo proof block construction, and quilts that everyone will love to cuddle under.
Learn how in Mimi Dietrich’s Favorite Appliqué Quilts
If you want to learn the mother of all appliqué techniques, learn from the best: Mimi Dietrich! Mimi’s array of books about hand-appliqué culminates in this beautiful collection of quilt designs—and with Mimi’s friendly guidance, any beginner can make them.
Which appliqué techniques have you tried: machine appliqué, Fast Piece Appliqué, raw-edge appliqué, hand appliqué? Tell us your favorite in the comments!