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.
Transform your hand-appliqué concerns into confidence as you start your first practice stitches. Mimi demonstrates how to prepare basic stem shapes before securing them with simple appliqué stitches. Her close-up instruction and insightful explanations will help you master her techniques to stitch quickly and methodically!
Whether you've used freezer paper before or you're brand new to it, Mimi has helpful tips for students of all experience levels. You'll learn how to create templates out of freezer paper and hand baste around each of your appliqué shapes. Gain confidence and skill as you move from straight sections into stitching around crisp points and gentle curves.