Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. Fusible appliqué made easy with Pat Sloan (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 24, 2015

    Moda fabric designer, American Patchwork & Quilting Radio host, prolific author, traveling teacher, quilt-along queen (six already hosted in 2015!), and social-media maven (with a reach of 130,000 between sites, blog, Facebook, and Instagram)—it’s none other than Pat Sloan! What’s next for this beloved quilting personality, known for her boundless creativity and contagious enthusiasm? She’s […]


  2. New quilting books this March: newbie applique, Civil War

    Posted by on March 3, 2015

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new quilting books coming to your local quilt shop in March. Click on a book cover; then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know when each book is available. Enter […]


  3. How to hand appliqué inside points (1 extra stitch)

    Posted by on March 2, 2015

    Have you tried your hand at hand appliqué? Hand appliqué can be a simple, relaxing way to sew. And if you’ve tried it, you’ve probably mastered the basics. Straight lines? No sweat. Big curves? Can do. But it’s the finer details—like sharp points and tight curves—that can give otherwise amazing appliqué motifs an amateur look. […]


  4. How to make fabric yo-yos (and use them in Kim Diehl quilts)

    Posted by on January 19, 2015

    Fabric yo-yos—those little circles of fabric that, when gathered, result in puffy rounds of charm—have many fans in the quilting world. Yo-yos are so easy to sew, you can claim proficiency after stitching only a few. And just like making English paper-piecing shapes, making yo-yos can be addictive. It’s fun to watch the stacks pile […]


  5. Blog hop: Applique phobia? Try Fast-Piece Applique (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2015

    Calling all quilt artists: welcome to our stop on the Fast-Piece Appliqué blog tour! Four-time author Rose Hughes is on a mission: to give you the techniques you need to make the art quilts of your dreams. “Aspen Dawning” Keep Rose’s techniques in your quilting toolkit to use over and over again. They’re easy to […]


  6. Blissfully simple sewing: wool appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 3, 2014

    It’s a dream of many quilters: to create an heirloom quilt to be cherished for generations. “McMillan Court” If you long to sew that masterpiece, we invite you to bring your dream to life with an easy appliqué technique that will lead to you to an heirloom quilt in record time. With reproduction fabrics and […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]