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Hand Appliqué Made Easy

with Mimi Dietrich
Make your appliqué more portable and your projects more personalized. Learn essential hand-appliqué techniques, and bring playful imagery to life alongside Mimi Dietrich.

Learn how to hand appliqué with acclaimed instructor Mimi Dietrich, and create thirteen blocks for an adorable sampler quilt. You'll learn to pick fabrics and supplies for the best hand-appliqué results. Create straight and curved bias appliqué stems. Make the basic appliqué stitch work for you. Use freezer paper appliqué for pieces with beautiful points and perfect curves. Work with glue-stick techniques for easier, faster hand appliqué. Eliminate basting with needleturn, and keep appliqué pieces exactly where you want them with back basting. Hand appliqué circles with smooth edges. Plus, finish fabulous blocks with tips for layering your appliqués, quilting and more. Create charming imagery for quilt projects you and your loved ones will cherish.

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Lesson 1. Introduction to Hand Appliqué

  • Meet your instructor, quilting expert Mimi Dietrich, as you jump into this fun and welcoming class. You'll learn how to choose the best fabrics, needles, thimbles and more as Mimi shares ways to start your hand-appliqué projects with the best tools for success.


Lesson 2. Appliqué Stitch Techniques


Lesson 3. Freezer Paper Techniques


Lesson 4. Glue Basting


Lesson 5. Needleturn Techniques & Back Basting


Lesson 6. Circles


Lesson 7. Layered Appliqué Techniques

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