Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. 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 [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  3. 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 [...]

  4. 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 [...]

  5. 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 [...]

  6. 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 [...]

  7. Flower quilts 3 ways + ruched flowers how-to

    Posted by on March 18, 2013

    Spring officially arrives Wednesday, and it’s time for flowers. Quilts with flowers! There are so many ways to make flower quilts. Simply using a floral fabric can get the job done, but that’s just the start of it. So let’s survey some of the other options, shall we? Today we’ll showcase three approaches to making [...]

  8. Fabric fusing: the easiest appliqué method?

    Posted by on March 11, 2013

    In January, appliqué master Mimi Dietrich shared her hand-appliqué tips with you. In February, popular author Lori Buhler showed you how to appliqué by machine. This month, we wrap up our appliqué tutorials with a primer on fusible appliqué—arguably the easiest appliqué method around. Fusible appliqué requires two components: fabric and fusible web. So, what [...]

  9. How to appliqué by machine? Sew on the line!

    Posted by on February 4, 2013

    How do you appliqué? One thing’s for sure—there are oodles of appliqué techniques to choose from! Last month we shared a hand-appliqué tutorial with you, courtesy of Mimi Dietrich. This month, we’re continuing the appliqué play with a special tutorial on how to appliqué by machine. There are a lot of variations on how to [...]

  10. How to appliqué (from an appliqué icon)

    Posted by on January 7, 2013

    When you see gorgeous hand-appliqué quilts, what do you think to yourself? A. “Oh my, that’s a beauty. I’m putting this project on my must-stitch list!” or B. “Hmm. That looks hard. I have no idea how to appliqué by hand…I feel sad now. Where’s that pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cake Batter ice cream [...]