Intermediate | 30 min
Return to slow, thoughtful hand stitching with this pretty skill-building class by Carolyn Friedlander. With a nod to the symmetry and style of Hawaiian quilting, you will create your appliqué piece like a paper snowflake and arrange it on your fabric background. Carolyn teaches you how to baste your appliqué piece by hand, how to stitch inside and outside curves and points, and how to efficiently remove basting stitches. This technique is perfect for making individual blocks or larger designs for show-stopping quilts.

Learn how to:
  • Fold and cut appliqué design
  • Baste appliqué by hand
  • Stitch outside and inside appliqué shapes
  • Stitch inner and outer corners and points
  • Stitch inner and outer curves
  • Easily remove basting stitches
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to create show-stopping quilts by hand
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF templates ($16 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Carolyn Friedlander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Hand-Stitched Applique Introduction
Applique Design and Technique
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 18” x 18” background fabric quilting cotton
  • 12” x 12” appliqué fabric quilting cotton (or fabric of your choice)
  • Thin cotton thread (50wt), one in a matching color for appliqué, one contrasting for basting
  • Appliqué needle (Carolyn uses Golden Eye Applique Needle No. 10)
  • Appliqué pins
  • Iron with ironing surface
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sharp snips
  • Seam gauge
  • Marking tools
  • Longer needle for basting (optional)
  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • Appliqué template from PDF
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