Freezer-paper appliqué: the Kim Diehl way (+ BIG giveaway!)

Freezer-paper applique templateDo you buy those giant rolls of freezer paper from the grocery store for your appliqué?

If you’re like many, you do—and you know how awkward it can be to use. The paper’s too big! It coils into a tube unless you place a paperweight on each corner for tracing and cutting. (My workspace is in my kitchen. Potato paperweights are common.) And have you ever had enough luck to rip a straight piece of freezer paper across those flimsy metal teeth on the box?

It’s a clumsy task…not a fun way to start a new project.

Kim Diehl's Best Applique Freezer PaperNine-time best-selling author Kim Diehl uses freezer-paper patterns to create her stunning appliqué quilts all the time. And she’s created a much easier way to get the job done. (Doesn’t she always?)

Introducing Kim Diehl’s Best Appliqué Freezer Paper—convenient 8½" x 11″ sheets that are easy to draw on, trace on, cut up, and run through an ink-jet printer. And no more coiling paper—Kim’s handy sheets lie flat!

Kim’s new papers (30 per pack) come with a free pattern too:

Kim Diehl free pattern
“Folk-Art Dish Garden” pattern—free when you buy
Kim Diehl’s Best Appliqué Freezer Paper

The papers have many uses beyond appliqué. For instance, you can iron the shiny side of two freezer-paper sheets together to make sturdy template material. Cut out and use your templates again and again.

Make a freezer-paper template

You can also use Kim Diehl’s Best Appliqué Freezer Paper as a stabilizer, making it easy to run a sheet of fabric through an ink-jet printer when you’re printing on fabric. (Make personalized quilt labels in a snap.)


GIVEAWAY ALERT: Kim and our friends at Henry Glass have teamed up for a BIG giveaway today! Not only can you enter below to win a fat-quarter bundle of Kim’s new “Gathering Basket” fabric line plus a pack of Kim’s new papers…

Gathering Basket fabric giveaway

…you can also enter to win the same prize again at the Henry Glass blog. That’s double the chances to win!


BONUS: Kim is so excited to introduce her new freezer paper, she designed an all-new free pattern to give away to everyone, just to inspire you to try the papers. Here’s what she says about her latest quilt design, “Snowball Blossoms.”

Snowball Blossoms quilt

“This little scrappy-style quilt is cute as a button. It features Snowball-block blossoms in the quilt center, simple appliquéd leaves, a handful of berries, and very basic piecing for the patchwork border. An ideal project for the appliqué papers!”

Download Kim’s free “Snowball Blossoms” pattern at the Henry Glass site.

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Now’s the perfect time to stock up on Kim Diehl books AND papers. Buy Kim’s new papers + any two of Kim’s best-selling books below and earn FREE shipping.*

Kim Diehl's Best Applique Freezer Paper Simple Applique Simple Appeal Simple Charm Homestyle Quilts
Simple Graces Simple Seasons Simple Blessings Simple Comforts Simple Traditions


What’s the most recent thing you appliquéd—or are you an appliqué newbie? Tell us in the comments and you could win the “Gathering Basket” fabric bundle from Henry Glass plus a copy of Kim Diehl’s Best Appliqué Freezer Paper! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Good luck—and remember to visit the Henry Glass blog for another chance to win!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Diane, who says:

“I appliqued a ‘woodsy’ wall hanging as a gift for my brother’s cabin. Thanks very much for a chance. Absolutely love Kim’s fabrics and patterns and it would be great to try out her new freezer paper sheets.”

Diane, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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