Applique ideas and techniques E-book

October 14, 2016

Applique ideas and techniques E-book

After spending many hours playing with different applique techniques and designing mostly applique quilts, it's time I put my methods in a series of E-books.

Over my quilting lifetime I have tried many ways to applique ! From all this trial and error I have taken the parts of each technique that I like and formed the method that suits my style. I don't have a problem with using starch or glue to turn edges for turned edge applique, but I found if I don't need to use it all the better. Especially if you are doing large borders where it is difficult to wash them before sewing them to the outside of the quilt center. So this is the Applique method for the first E-book in the series.

Last month I placed several process pictures on social media, as I made progress on my latest pattern 'Treasures from the scrap bin'. Many comments were asked as to how I make the applique leaves and flowers, which lead me to writing tutorials on my methods. Well.........I found that while writing the tutorial's they have grown into an E-book ! There is so much information I want to include that when I looked at the amount of pages and detailed photo's for each step that this 'tutorial' was more than just a 'tutorial' it was becoming a book. I decided to add a cute little pattern 'Whimsy Flowers'. A good place to practice the applique method and make a cute mini quilt at the same time. Fun! Fun! Fun!

The applique method can be sewn by hand or invisibly by machine with the look of hand sewn applique. Yay!

I personally love the invisible machine applique for many reasons, which I explain in detail in the E-book.

You can find my Applique! E-book here

Happy Stitching

Sharon

 

 




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