“20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques” now on Craftsy!

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I’m so excited to announce my third class with Craftsy – “20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques!”

As many of you know, I love machine appliqué and all the design possibilities it makes possible.  In this class, I cover the basics you need to achieve beautiful machine stitches and then we move on together to covering more advanced techniques.  You’ll see so many possibilities for incorporating these techniques into your own projects!

We’ll start with my swirl quilt, where we’ll master the blanket stitch on convex and concave turns and inner and outer corners, which is really the secret to great-looking machine appliqué.  This is a quick, charm-square-friendly quilt and all the threads end in the seams so there is no need to knot them!

Next we will tackle my Cutting Garden Runner.

This features two types of appliqué – the large blossoms are appliquéd before joining the blocks and the small blossoms are added afterward.  And you’ll learn how and why to “window” your fusible in this project.

Then we’ll tackle my Flower Power pillow.  This is a companion piece to my Flower Garden pattern (available in Craftsy and in my shop).  We’ll learn how to appliqué with speciality stitches, where to pivot stitches for a beautiful finish, and how accentuate your design with quilting to make it sing!

And along the way we’ll learn three different methods you can use to create bias bars…

Finally, we’ll add extra dimension to my Hawaiian Table Topper design using a Trapunto technique.  It is so much easier than it looks and you’ll find uses for it in all sorts of projects!
And I’ll teach you how to “face” an unusually shaped project along the way.
The projects are small and quick and make great gifts – and you’ll learn lots of new things along the way.
I hope you will joint me in “20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques”!  
Happy sewing!
P.S.  Ann.ost was the lucky winner of the Craftsy class.  Congratulations, Ann!

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