Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]