Apliquick method of applique: have you tried this turned-edge technique? (video)

Fashionable Pineapple blockIt seems like there are countless ways to appliqué—by hand or machine, with turned-under or raw edges, using freezer-paper, back-basting, fusible web, and more! But there’s one way to appliqué you may not have heard of—the Apliquick way.

The Splendid Sampler 2 co-author Jane Davidson (with Pat Sloan) recently introduced us to the Apliquick method of appliqué, and it looks intriguing! The Apliquick company is based in Spain, and the Apliquick Rods shown in the video below were developed by Olga Rosa; you can find them at your local quilt shop or online. Take a look at the technique, where Jane shows us how she appliqués her Fashionable Pineapple block from the book. Have you tried using these rods?


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Turn under, glue, and stitch. Hmm, the Apliquick method of appliqué is looking satisfyingly simple!

There are nearly 40 blocks in The Splendid Sampler 2 that you can appliqué—or Apliquick!—along with 60+ blocks to sew using patchwork, embroidery, foundation piecing, and English paper piecing. You can share your blocks online at The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along Facebook group, where more than 30,000 quilters are doing the same! Have you seen the samplers yet? Along with 100 block patterns, the book includes directions for four sampler settings:

100 Bocks + 1 sampler quilt
100 Blocks + 1, finished size 72½" × 72½". Designed and pieced by Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan and quilted by Jane Davidson.

Heart and Hands Sampler quilt
Heart and Hands, finished size 52½" × 56½". Designed by Pat Sloan, pieced by Melanie Barrett, and quilted by Shelley Pagliai.

Nine Patch Dance quilt
Nine Patch Dance, finished size 25½" × 25½". Designed, pieced, and quilted by Susan Ache.

Lovin' the Blues sampler quilt
Lovin’ the Blues, finished size 30″ × 50″. Designed, pieced, and quilted by Tammy Vonderschmitt.

Make a big sampler or make it small . . . make just a few blocks or make them all!

Have you tried the Apliquick method of appliqué? What’s your favorite appliqué technique? Tell us in the comments!


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