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Appliqué for Modern Beginners

Appliqué for Modern Beginners

Appliqué Quilts take on a modern twist with authors Eva Birch, Nancy Gano, and Jodi Robinson. Complete with modern and fresh patterns. Bold and graphic appliqué shapes are perfect for beginner quilters. Directions are clear and easy to follow. Quilts can be made using a variety of different appliqué methods.

Item Number: 12520
By: Eva Birch, Nancy Gano, Jodi Robinson
From: American Quilter's Society (July 11, 2016)

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Appliqué Quilts take on a modern twist with authors Eva Birch, Nancy Gano, and Jodi Robinson. Complete with modern and fresh patterns. Bold and graphic appliqué shapes are perfect for beginner quilters. Directions are clear and easy to follow. Quilts can be made using a variety of different appliqué methods.
SKU 12520
Weight 0.80 pounds
ISBN 978-1-68339-005-3
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .24"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Modern, Fast & Fun Appliqué — Review by Patti
Overall Rating
I have been an appliquér for years now. I primarily work by hand using the needle turn technique, although I often use machine appliqué methods to save time. I find both these appliqué methods have their place in my stitching arsenal.

One of the biggest trends in quilting these days is the new “Modern” quilt movement. These types of quilts are very graphic. They often use large shapes and require minimal piecing and are very often created using solid, richly saturated colors that will work in any home decor. As an appliquéist I have been searching for a way to incorporate my love of appliqué with this modern style of quilt making and this book, “Appliqué for Modern Beginners” provides an excellent tool to do just that.

The authors have combined their quilting skills to design quilts that use minimal piecing, large scale appliqué shapes and bold colors. The results are 10 projects that provide a very dynamic statement. These quilts can be completed quickly using the step-by-step instructions for Turned-edge appliqué and Raw-edge Fusible Appliqué. Both are machine appliqué techniques, but you can certainly use your favorite hand stitched appliqué method to complete these projects.

The quilts in the book are constructed using large sections or blocks. This makes the appliqué process easier as you will not find yourself struggling to fit an entire quilt under the arm of your sewing machine. These smaller sections also make is easier for you to take your quilt on the go if you are using hand appliqué.

The book begins with a very detailed explanation of the two appliqué methods used to complete the projects. Each step is illustrated with a detailed photograph and each step is concisely written. Instructions on finishing your quilt include how to add binding, creating and attaching a hanging sleeve and adding a label to your quilt. As you work through your project you will find any important notes highlighted in a box. These notes provide a lot of helpful information so do watch for them.

I was also struck by the beautiful quilting that was done on all the quilts. It was a nice bonus to find that at the end of each project a “quilting diagram” was provided which illustrated the quilting. In some cases it was just straight line quilting and other projects provided the quilter with lots of inspiration to combine different quilting patterns into one project. All the patterns used in the book will need to be enlarged 200%. Beginners and advanced stitchers looking to bring a modern fresh look to their work will enjoy working on the quilts in this book. (Posted on 7/19/16)

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