Heather Thomas

Raw Edge Machine Appliqué

Heather Thomas
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Get an introduction to appliqué with Heather. See some of the different designs that are great to use for appliqué, understand what tools and supplies and learn some of the different types of stitches used with appliqué.
Learn to appliqué using both the zigzag stitch and the buttonhole stitch.
Different stitches as well as different widths of the same stitch come together seamlessly in this session. You will also learn how to handle corners and points when stitching with intricate stitches.
Learn how to accomplish two tasks at the same time with a fun technique known as appliquilting. Heather shows you how to use a simple straight stitch and free-motion quilting settings to appliqué a shape in place while quilting at the same time.
Dress up the edge of an applique shape with a stitch known as the herky jerky. Heather demonstrates how to do this stitch.
Not all appliqué shapes have to be cut out prior to stitching them in place. Learn how to freestyle appliqué by stitching shapes and designs onto simple squares or rectangles of fabric and then cutting away the excess fabric.
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7 Lessons
2  hrs 12  mins

Appliqué designs can come from anywhere. In this class, taught by Heather Thomas, you will see how to use existing appliqué designs, or create your own, to make fun blocks that can be stitched together into a quilt or used on their own in a smaller project, like a pillow.

Selecting the right iron-on adhesives and stabilizer can have a big impact on your final applique shape. Heather will discuss the types of products she prefers to use and will demonstrate a method of applying adhesive that eliminates extra fullness and helps to create dimension with stitching.

Several different stitches can be used when appliquéing a shape in place. Heather will demonstrate several stitch options and teach you the best ways to begin and end stitches around a shape. You will also learn how to incorporate several stitches and multiple stitch widths within the same appliqué shape.

Appliqué and quilting can also be done at the same time using a technique known as appliquilting. Learn several ways to do this technique including using a straight stitch, a fun stitch known as the herky jerky and a free form method known as freestyle appliqué.

Heather Thomas

Heather is a mixed media fiber artist with a passion for color and a dedication to teaching. After a decade of making original yet traditional work, she began venturing out toward art quilting, embellishments, and mixed media work. With more than 12 years of studying and teaching color and design under her belt, she wrote her second book, A Fiber Artists’ Guide to Color & Design, which came on the heels of her very popular first book, Fabric Embellishing: The Basics & Beyond. In 2011 Heather was a guest writer for Quilting Arts magazine with a multi-part feature on Free Style Machine Quilting. She also participates in group and individual instructional DVDs produced by the Creative Crafts Group. You can visit Heather’s blog at heatherthomasblog.blogspot.com.

Heather Thomas

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