Applique is used to decorate a project with pieces of fabric to form pictures or patterns. In this Collection, you will find a wide range of projects where applique is used - - from naive applique on cushions to adding dimension with machine applique stitches. Where will your imagination take you?
London Soldier with Sallieann Harrison
Wool applique by machine means you are able to get more projects finished than if you would working by hand, but the effect is the same.
Sallieann shows stages of creating this project. She starts with the tracing off the pattern through setting up the machine and the stitch length. Also, she ...
Wildflowers with Janet Clare
Janets design for this little quilt, combines strip pieced Irish chain patchwork with her love of our native wildflowers. She uses simple tracing, ironing, cutting out, and ironing again to create fused applique.
The book contains full size templates for all the flowers. With additional drawings...
Broderie Perse, Machine Appliqué and Satin Stitch with Jennie Rayment
The original form of patchwork is based on placing something over a hole or, in Jennie's case, a stain.
Once again Jennie makes light work of this technique and shares with us how to set your machine to produce perfect satin stitch.
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Shadow Applique Flower Girl with Lynette Harris
Lynette’s lovely little flower girl make a great introduction to this very appealing form of applique that has no raw edges to turn under.
Exclusively for Justhands-on.tv Lynette’s little kits come complete with voile, so you don’t have to worry about that. You can find our website by clicking he...
Rudolph Appliqué Wall-Hanging with Anne Baxter
This is a delightful little wall-hanging. It is simply made with fused appliqué. Anne then suggests machine zig-zag for the stitching. If you would like to do this as a hand project, then blanket stitch would work just as well.
Anne also suggests some simple, large embroidery stitches for th...
Naïve Appliqué with Anne Baxter
Turned Appliqué Patchwork with No Raw Edges
This is such a great idea for appliquée but only works with really simple, naïve shapes. It does away with all those raw edges which leaves you free to use simple running stitch and focus threads.
It is suggested that you use a product such as Stay...
Wool Applique with Sallieann Harrison
The thumbnail picture for the video shows a lovely piece of work by Sallieann. She worked this by hand and it closely resembles penny rug work.
Sallieann likes to use cotton perle thread (which is not stranded). She talks us through how to work various embroidery stitches that she feels add textu...
Cherry Blossom Confetti Applique Workshop with Kate Findlay
Kate guides you through the steps to create this lovely small picture using confetti applique. She shows how to create the background, and give a little bit of thought to the horizon. Then she adds the tree and branches which are both fused. Finally, Kate sprinkles confetti to create the blossom....
Hawaiian Appliqué Part 1 with Maggie Davies
This workshop by Maggie is full of detail and tips to enable you to create a Hawaiian masterpiece all of your own. If you like handwork, you will certainly enjoy this.
Part I covers designing your motif, making the template, cutting the fabric, and tips for aligning the grain.
Hawaiian Appliqué Part 2 with Maggie Davies
In this video, Maggie explains how to unfold the motive fabric accurately, ensuring that the grain matches. She guides you through pinning and tacking. Pay special attention to the tacking (or basting) as this makes life easier later.
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Add Dimension to Projects with Applique Stitches on Your Sewing Machine
The Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine offers you a choice of 20 different Applique stitches. In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt take you through how you can use them to add dimension to your projects.
If you love looking at samples of different stitches, you’ll love this vi...
Block 2 of Rosebud Fayre
Block 2 of Rosebud Fayre Medallion Quilt
Quilters use the Dresden Plate, a very traditional design, in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. For this project, Jennie and Valerie use the East Dresden template. Also, they show the option to use the Grandmother’s Fan design instead, and other optio...
Liberty Needlecase with Sallieann Harrison
Sallieann has developed this technique for use with the sewing machine. You could do some of it by hand if you wanted. Create the folded texture by having strips of fabric cut on the bias, so that they stretch nicely for you.
You can create added interest by using vinyl instead of fabric. This...
Dresden Plate Patchwork with Sallieann Harrison
This delightful quilt is made up of dresden plate patchwork plus some stunning borders.
Sallieann takes us through the steps to make the 12 petals with the speedy help of the sewing machine. Her method means that the tips of the plates are already turned and therefore ready for the applique st...
A Redwork Embroidery Show and Tell with Gail Penberthy
Redwork embroidery is basically an embroidery backstitch, so very simple to do. Here Gail shows ideas which can be worked in the traditional red. But you could also be a rebel and work them in coloured threads too.
Everything which Gail uses in the video you can find on our website.
Butterfly Cushion Applique Kit with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie shows the contents of this kit designed by Nicola Whayman around a butterfly pattern from Kjersti Smith. The kit comes with strips of fabric, colour graded to resemble earth and sky. The butterflies are applied onto this.
She gives suggestions on the simple sewing and initial quilting,...
Robin and Rosehips Applique Workshop with Kate Findlay
In this workshop Kate takes you through all the stages to create this lovely picture. Her kit comes complete with pre-printed fabric, which she designed, and which therefore makes the picture just like you see it.
Simple fused applique, which is just tracing, cutting out and then ironing into ...
Caravans and Other Cushions with Gail Penberthy
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a caravan or a visit to the beach. Gail has incorporated these into a variety of cushions as well as other keepsakes for you to make.
Gail uses raw edge applique and satin stitch to create the caravan cushion. There is a great opportunity for you to add themed...
Lattice Windows with Jennie Rayment
Simple tucks in two directions create this delightful picture. Taken from her Tucks and Textures book, Jennie shares with us how to create a delightful landscape style wall hanging (or cushion) and suggests this is a great way to use up some old furnishing fabric.
You could add a little extra fl...
World Map with Janet Clare
A wonderfully simple idea from Janet Clare to create a world map. This uses a layer cake of her own design from Moda fabrics, but you could use your stash.
The map is created with fused applique. With fabric created from random strips to give a scrappy look to each of the land masses.
Hawaiian Appliqué Part 3 with Maggie Davies
In this final stage of the workshop, you will learn what tools Maggie recommends: from an alternative to a thimble through to the perfect appliqué needle. She also talks about threads and colours.
Anyone interested in achieving a wonderful a piece of stitched appliqué should watch this.
Clear Vinyl Appliqué with Sallieann Harrison
Sallieann discusses making her quilted cherry tub pattern with window flower appliqué, she uses a cut away method. Also, she demonstrates how to sew 1/4” bias strips to the edge of the viny. And talks about the importance of using tiny stitches and pivoting to create accurate curves. This tub is ...
Machine Applique with Gail Penberthy
Gail loves machine applique and has developed a technique that saves her ending up with lots of threads to sew in.
She suggests you work out the order that you need to apply the pieces. She uses the caravan as an example. First she puts the base on and then adds the little bit. Finally she end...