Join designer Kevin Kosbab and create a set of charming blocks using raw-edge, prepared-edge and needle-turn appliqué. First, learn how to transfer patterns to fusible web for raw-edge appliqué. Start sewing as you secure your design with zigzag stitches, and find out how to smoothly pivot around tricky curves and corners. Next, discover how to use freezer-paper appliqué techniques for crisp, clean results. Construct your templates, and follow along with Kevin to turn your edges and showcase your precision with invisible monofilament stitching. You'll also find out how to use the blind-hem stitch for a hand-sewn effect, and enjoy a detailed hand-sewing demonstration. Finally, unlock flawlessly finished edges with Kevin's stress-free methods for needle-turn appliqué. You'll finish class with the skills, confidence and inspiration to add beautiful appliqué to all your future projects!
Meet quilter and pattern designer Kevin Kosbab as he highlights the three styles of appliqué you'll learn in class. Ease into the process with fusible raw-edge appliqué -- perfect for simple, bold shapes. See how to transfer a pattern onto fusible web before cutting and fusing the appliqué pieces. Plus, find out Kevin's trick for keeping your appliqué soft and flexible.
Before you start sewing, learn how to set up your machine to achieve the best results. Then, gain familiarity working with decorative zigzag and blanket stitches as Kevin demonstrates his simple pivoting technique for securing tricky curves, points and corners. You'll be impressed by how smooth and consistent your stitches look!
Give your quilting projects a refined look as Kevin introduces you to prepared-edge appliqué techniques. Get step-by-step instruction on constructing freezer-paper templates and adhering them to your fabric. After turning and securing the raw edges, attach your pieces to the background fabric with Kevin's pin-free basting method.
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