Applique designs can come from anywhere. In this class, taught by Heather Thomas, you will see how to use existing applique designs, or create your own, to make fun blocks that can be stitched together into a quilt or used on their own in a smaller project, like a pillow.
Selecting the right iron-on adhesives and stabilizer can have a big impact on your final applique shape. Heather will discuss the types of products she prefers to use and will demonstrate a method of applying adhesive that eliminates extra fullness and helps to create dimension with stitching.
Several different stitches can be used when appliqueing a shape in place. Heather will demonstrate several stitch options and teach you the best ways to begin and end stitches around a shape. You will also learn how to incorporate several stitches and multiple stitch widths within the same applique shape.
Applique and quilting can also be done at the same time using a technique known as appliquilting. Learn several ways to do this technique including using a straight stitch, a fun stitch known as the herky jerky and a free form method known as freestyle applique.