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Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué

with Beth Ferrier
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Create a gorgeous appliqué quilt without touching a hand-sewing needle. Beth Ferrier shows how to achieve heirloom results with your sewing machine.

Learn time-saving techniques that help you avoid drawn-out hand appliqué processes without sacrificing quality stitching. Beth's hand-appliqué tips help you at every step, from the initial creation and organization of templates to embellishing your quilt motifs with embroidery stitches. Efficiently cut and address the paper templates, glue-baste perfect circles and sharp points in deceptively simple techniques, then machine-stitch your motif to the background for heirloom-quality results. Put down those hand-sewing needles and pick up these machine-finishing quilt techniques today!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Making Appliqué Templates

  • Get to know your instructor, Beth Ferrier, as she walks you through the techniques you'll learn in class, dicusses helpful supplies and demonstrates efficient methods for making circles and templates.


Lesson 2. Fabric Values


Lesson 3. Cutting Seam Allowances


Lesson 4. Glue Basting Appliqué


Lesson 5. Docking the Appliqué


Lesson 6. Machine Finishing Appliqué


Lesson 7. Designing the Appliqué Layout


Lesson 8. Embellishing the Appliqué

"Beth is a great teacher. I'm a newbie when it comes to quilting and applique, but am fired up to start, and feel empowered to not only make a cushion cover - as planned - but even a large quilt ! Beth is calm and has a great sense of humor. The lessons are clear and have good camera angles. (...) I've been pleasantly surprised that even complicated applique and large projects are made so straightforward and look so impressive, all with Beth's help."
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