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.
From easy, speedy ways to complete UFOs to elegant edgings that bring out the best in your finished quilts, quilting instructor extraordinaire Mimi Dietrich will be your guide. Start by learning the fastest, friendliest way to finish a quilt. See how to apply a double-fold binding with mitered corners and bulk-free diagonal seams. Bring inspired style to your edges with covered cording, lace or rickrack insertions. Create rounded and scalloped edges finished beautifully with bias binding that lays perfectly flat. Plus, Mimi will guide you through finishing your edges with three types of prairie points and even with ruffles! Before you explore the included patterns, learn to add a sleeve for hanging your quilt and a label to sign and date your finished project.