Appliqué is a nice technique that quilters use to add shapes and texture to a quilt. This tutorial, from Amy Loves to Sew, demonstrates the raw edge method for doing appliqué.
In this method, fusible webbing is used to adhere the shape to the fabric. Then hand stitching is used to accent the shapes. Amy uses larger stitches which add a nice design element to her appliqué.
For her flowers, she used the blanket stitch for the center and the straight stitch for the petals. The tutorial has step by step photos to show you the entire process. There are also tips along the way to help you get a nice finish for your work.
The nice thing about appliqué is that you can make shapes for your quilts that are not be easily achieved by piecing fabrics together. You can get a lot more detail on things like tight circles, hearts, and swirls, just to name a few.
Click here to get this free tutorial: How to do Hand Appliqué
[photo from Amy Loves to Sew]
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