Kevin Kosbab

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Kevin Kosbab
  • In-depth Instruction; over 160 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet quilter and pattern designer Kevin Kosbab as he highlights the three styles of appliqué you'll learn in class. Ease into the process with fusible raw-edge appliqué -- perfect for simple, bold shapes. See how to transfer a pattern onto fusible web before cutting and fusing the appliqué pieces. Plus, find out Kevin's trick for keeping your appliqué soft and flexible.
Before you start sewing, learn how to set up your machine to achieve the best results. Then, gain familiarity working with decorative zigzag and blanket stitches as Kevin demonstrates his simple pivoting technique for securing tricky curves, points and corners. You'll be impressed by how smooth and consistent your stitches look!
Give your quilting projects a refined look as Kevin introduces you to prepared-edge appliqué techniques. Get step-by-step instruction on constructing freezer-paper templates and adhering them to your fabric. After turning and securing the raw edges, attach your pieces to the background fabric with Kevin's pin-free basting method.
Show off the crisp, clean edges of your prepared-edge appliqué by adhering it to the background fabric with invisible stitching. Kevin walks you through the process, from selecting the right thread to sewing precise zigzag stitches. Plus, discover how to create a lovely hand-sewn effect using the blind hem stitch.
Prefer to finish your work by hand? Kevin shows you how to add secure, consistent hand stitching to your prepared-edge appliqué. Along the way, you'll gain valuable tips on how to tie a trusty quilter's knot and where to place your stitches on curved and pointed pieces. Plus, Kevin shares a simple tip for keeping your stitches hidden.
Discover the secret to creating a finished appliqué edge -- with minimal prep work -- as you tackle needle-turn appliqué. Kevin demonstrates his no-fuss cutting and basting methods. Then, gain confidence using a sewing needle to turn under the raw edges of your appliqué as you hand-stitch.
Take your appliqué in exciting new directions! Kevin illustrates what's possible when you incorporate piecing, quilting and appliqué into your work. In addition, get expert advice on picking the best appliqué method for any project, and see how simple fabric choices can bring your pieces to life.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 40  mins

Join designer Kevin Kosbab and create a set of charming blocks using raw-edge, prepared-edge and needle-turn appliqué. First, learn how to transfer patterns to fusible web for raw-edge appliqué. Start sewing as you secure your design with zigzag stitches, and find out how to smoothly pivot around tricky curves and corners. Next, discover how to use freezer-paper appliqué techniques for crisp, clean results. Construct your templates, and follow along with Kevin to turn your edges and showcase your precision with invisible monofilament stitching. You’ll also find out how to use the blind-hem stitch for a hand-sewn effect, and enjoy a detailed hand-sewing demonstration. Finally, unlock flawlessly finished edges with Kevin’s stress-free methods for needle-turn appliqué. You’ll finish class with the skills, confidence and inspiration to add beautiful appliqué to all your future projects!

Kevin Kosbab

Kevin Kosbab is the author of The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop and a contributing editor for Stitch magazine. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts & More and Quilter's World. Kevin is the owner and designer of Feed Dog Designs.

Kevin Kosbab

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