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with Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood
Online Class

Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts

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Discover easy techniques that bring whimsical texture and eye-catching interest to your projects alongside designers Kim Christopherson and Kris Thurgood from the DIY Dish! Start with the perfect fall-themed project: a charming wall hanging featuring appliqué and chenille pumpkins, rickrack vines and a disappearing nine-patch border. Then, warm up winter as you make an adorable snowman quilt with yo-yo cheeks and a hand-embroidered smile. Capture the sweetness of spring in a quilt featuring soaring kite appliqués, a pinwheel background with perfect points, beautiful ruched flowers and bows with delightful dimension. Plus, get quilting hints for complementing your appliqués and embellishments. Add pop to your projects for any season or reason!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h30m

Included in this Class

1. Pumpkin Quilt Background

1. Pumpkin Quilt Background

Meet your instructors, DIY artists Kris Thurgood and Kim Christopherson. They'll be tag-teaming to teach you a variety of fun techniques for creating and embellishing three adorable quilts. You'll dive right into your first lesson with Kim as she shows you how to create a colorful disappearing nine-patch border for a pumpkin quilt, using simple techniques that produce stunning results.

2. Pumpkin Quilt Appliqués

2. Pumpkin Quilt Appliqués

Using the templates included with your class, Kris will guide you through the creation of a fusible pumpkin appliqué. Then learn to make your own chenille fabric for more delightfully dimensional pumpkins. Kris shares tips for laying out and securing your design elements before fusing them or sewing them on by machine with a blanket stitch. Add curly rickrack trim for vines and your pumpkins are ready for quilting!

3. Snowman Quilt Background

3. Snowman Quilt Background

Welcome winter with an adorable snowman quilt in bright colors or more traditional hues. Kim points out the features of this fun quilt and gets you started on the snowball border. The snowballs' rounded edges are created with lots of small patches, but Kim shares easy strategies for quickly cutting and chain-piecing them.