Online Class

Hand Appliqué Made Easy


Make your appliqué more portable and your projects more personalized. Learn essential hand-appliqué techniques, and bring playful imagery to life alongside Mimi Dietrich.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Mimi Dietrich
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Hand Appliqué
Meet your instructor, quilting expert Mimi Dietrich, as you jump into this fun and welcoming class. You'll learn how to choose the best fabrics, needles, thimbles and more as Mimi shares ways to start your hand-appliqué projects with the best tools for success.
2. Appliqué Stitch Techniques
3. Freezer Paper Techniques
4. Glue Basting
5. Needleturn Techniques & Back Basting
6. Circles
7. Layered Appliqué Techniques

Taught by

Mimi Dietrich
Mimi Dietrich
Mimi's quilting adventure began with the birth of her first son. He's almost 40 now, and she's still quilting! Mimi started out teaching at a friend's local quilt shop, and as of today she's taught quilting in almost every state. She's also the author of 17 quilting books. Mimi was honored as the International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year for 2013. In July 2015, she will be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.
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