Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. And the 2015 Quilters Hall of Fame inductee is…

    Posted by on August 19, 2014

    We’ve been keeping a secret for many weeks. Now that the exciting news is officially official, we can ditch the hush-hush and shout it out loud: The Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015 is… MIMI DIETRICH! Congratulations, Mimi! The mission of The Quilters Hall of Fame is to celebrate quilting by honoring the accomplishments […]


  2. Easy fusible-appliqué Christmas: a tiny tip (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 15, 2014

    Welcome back to our second day of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (Riley Blake is back!) But first, we’ve got a little tip for you today—big emphasis on little: “Home for Christmas” bed runner Imagine spreading this gorgeous runner across the foot of […]


  3. Change the way you do fusible-web applique (video tip)

    Posted by on June 10, 2014

    Have you tried fusible-web appliqué? If you’ve avoided the technique because of the stiffness that can result, don’t leave this page until you watch the video below. It just might change the way you appliqué! We had the pleasure of meeting author Geralyn Powers at Quilt Market, where we asked her to share a favorite […]


  4. How to hand appliqué fabric that frays easily

    Posted by on May 12, 2014

    Picture this. You’ve chosen a wonderful new appliqué pattern, gathered the perfect fabrics, and cut out the first shapes. You’ve started hand stitching an appliqué piece onto the background. And then you see them. Pesky threads unraveling at the edges of your appliqué shape. A shape cut from special fabric you’re sure will make or […]


  5. Appliqué amateur? Go pro with easy wool appliqué (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 6, 2014

    Love the appliqué look, but flustered by technique? Award-winning designer Gretchen Gibbons has your solution: appliqué with wool. With no raw edges to worry about—plus the ability to pin, glue, or staple (yes, staple) appliqué patterns to background fabrics—wool will simplify your appliqué to the point of practically making you a pro, even on your […]


  6. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: appliqué

    Posted by on October 14, 2013

    WEEK THREE: APPLIQUÉ! What kind of appliqué do you like best? This week during our October eBook sale, treat yourself to fun appliqué patterns that will get your needle and thread flying! Choose from any of the eBooks below; this week they’re all only $6 each. Download an eBook instantly and start stitching just minutes […]


  7. Happening now: re-creating the star-spangled banner

    Posted by on September 2, 2013

    Many of you know Mimi Dietrich as a nationally renowned teacher and the best-selling author of numerous quilt books. She comes by all the accolades honestly—they all stem from her delight, enthusiasm, and passion for appliqué. When Mimi heard about a one-of-a-kind appliqué challenge in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, she jumped at the chance […]


  8. Soup’s on—QuiltSoup, that is!

    Posted by on August 8, 2013

    “Summer Cottage” from A Batch of QuiltSoup; save 30% through August 14th. If you’re looking for fun quilt designs with a touch of whimsy, then I invite you to take a look at A Batch of QuiltSoup by Barbara J. Jones. If you frequent quilt shops (who, me?), no doubt you’ve seen those QuiltSoup patterns […]


  9. Freshly cut Christmas quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 9, 2013

    You might think it takes effort to get in the Christmas-sewing spirit during the swelter of July, but the popular author of Deck the Halls easily inspires it. As the wife of a pastor, Cheryl Almgren Taylor feels a special connection to the holiday—and it shows throughout her new book, Christmas Is Coming. From classic […]


  10. What is back-basting appliqué? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 18, 2013

    Have you heard of back-basting appliqué? Many quilters in our office had. They’d heard it made any kind of appliqué easier—not to mention more accurate. They’d heard it was unbelievably simple to do by hand or machine. And they’d heard the technique could change the minds of quilters who had decided, defeatedly, that appliqué techniques […]