Wendi Gratz
Craftsy Instructor

high in the mountains of North Carolina

I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to complete the project. You can find out more about me on my blog, ShinyHappyWorld.com.

Wendi's Craftsy Classes


Fusible Appliqué Made Easy

Learn versatile appliqué techniques that will enhance all your future projects, as you gain the skills and the confidence to create a whimsical woodland quilt. Expert Wendi Gratz shares her foolproof tips and tricks for fusible success, starting with how to select the right fabric and adhesive for your project. Next, find out how to work with templates to create polished letter appliqués. Wendi shows you how to quilt-as-you-go for a faster finish to your project, then demonstrates two simple methods for assembling a variety of playful blocks, from trees to fun, friendly animals. Make each design pop with easy, eye-catching stitching and follow along with Wendy to assemble and finish your beautiful quilt. Along the way, you'll learn how to scale and apply these charming animal appliqué designs to any project, including knit onesies, cute totes and much more.


Wendi's Patterns

Midnight - cat softie


Halloween Doll Witch Costume


Paper Doll Quilt Pattern

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Wendi's Projects

Owl Quilt
Bear Faces
Jo's first hat
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