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Online Class

Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué

Create a gorgeous appliqué quilt without touching a hand-sewing needle. Beth Ferrier shows how to achieve heirloom results with your sewing machine.

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipies
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Beth Ferrier
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Learn time-saving techniques that help you avoid drawn-out hand appliqué processes without sacrificing quality stitching. Beth's hand appliqué tips help you at every step, from the initial creation and organization of templates, to embellishing your quilt motifs with embroidery stitches.gShe'll cover the fundamentals of how to appliqué, including the materials necessary to create her exclusive, customizable pattern. Efficiently cut and address the paper templates so you can easily dock and stitch them together later. Glue-baste perfect circles and sharp points in deceptively simple techniques. Choose fabrics with different color values to produce interesting lighting details, and machine-stitch your motif to the background for heirloom-quality results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Making Appliqué Templates
Get to know your instructor, Beth Ferrier, as she walks you through the techniques you'll learn in class, dicusses helpful supplies and demonstrates efficient methods for making circles and templates.
2. Fabric Values
3. Cutting Seam Allowances
4. Glue Basting Appliqué
5. Docking the Appliqué
6. Machine Finishing Appliqué
7. Designing the Appliqué Layout
8. Embellishing the Appliqué

Taught by

Beth Ferrier
Beth Ferrier
Beth likes to say that needlework is sewn into the fiber of her being. After learning to embroider at the age of four, she was smitten with all things needle and thread. By age 12, she was sewing her own clothes. Today, Beth has been quilting and teaching for decades. She's written several books on quilting, and been featured on Simply Quilts, Kaye’s Quilting Friends, and The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Beth also has her own pattern publishing company called Applewood Farm.