Wendi Gratz

Fusible Appliqué Made Easy

Wendi Gratz
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Meet your instructor, Wendi Gratz! She provides tips and tricks to make fusible appliqué easy. To begin, Wendi shows examples of the endless opportunities fusible appliqué provides. Then you'll learn the differences between types of fusible adhesives. Finally, you'll start making letters!
Wendi helps you pick out the best fabric for your project. She'll take you through identifying two points of contrast for the best look. Then you'll learn the importance of cutting on the grain and how easy it is to quilt as you go. Finally, start cutting and assembling the mushroom and tree blocks for your quilt.
Begin making your animal faces. Wendi demonstrates different techniques you can use to transfer the pieces and line them up precisely on your finished project. Then you'll begin assembling the cute bear, beaver and deer blocks to add to your woodland quilt.
Take the techniques you learned and kick it up a notch with an inquisitive bunny and cute raccoon design. Start with stitching off the appliqué in the right order. You'll also learn a few different ways to make your animal's eyes stand out from a dark background.
Make your appliqué pop with a variety of fun stitches. Wendi will demonstrate variations on her animal designs using a satin stitch, blanket stitch and even diving into decorative stitches for fanciful flair. Make an owl, squirrel and quail block come to life with these finer details!
Scale your appliqué to fit any project. Whether on a tote bag, a baby onesie or a pillow, all the template animal faces can fit any size project you make. You'll also learn to use interfacing on knit fabrics so the design stays in place. Finally, make a cute fox appliqué for your woodland quilt.
Piece together your gorgeous woodland creature quilt. First, audition designs of the blocks and learn layout variations for a custom quilt that is just the right size. Then sew the blocks together, size the backing, baste the layers and add a few lines of quilting for a gorgeous finish. Finally, measure, cut and sew the binding for a completed quilt.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 18  mins

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 Gratz

Wendi Gratz spent 20 years in the children's book industry before teaching herself how to sew her first quilt. She hasn't stopped quilting since. Now Wendi spends her time teaching, sewing and designing beginner-friendly patterns that anyone can make. You can find out more about Wendi on her blog, ShinyHappyWorld.com.

Wendi Gratz

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