iquilt Learning Path: Beginning Applique

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Always wanted to learn applique? Let our world-class instructors introduce you to a variety of beginning applique techniques with the iquilt Learning Path: Building Applique.

Follow our curated journey to learn the basics of applique. From the fast and quick fuse applique techniques to meditative hand applique stitches, these iquilt instructors will be with you every step of the way.

Beginning Applique

Begin with the fast and fun method of raw edge applique. Learn how to transfer designs and build motifs by layering applique pieces. Leanne Anderson also shares valuable tips and embellishment techniques you’ll use again and again.

Watch an overview of Leanne’s class…
Lessons include:

  • Making Your Wall Hanging
  • Preparing Your Applique
  • Fusing & Stitching
  • Adding Details
  • Dyeing & Staining

Click here to visit the Fast & Fun Raw Edge Applique class.

Learn about invisible machine applique with Elsie Campbell. You’ll become comfortable with all the steps of preparing and placing applique pieces. Try one block or make the whole quilt.

Watch an overview of Elsie’s class…


Lessons include:

  • Applique Shapes
  • Floral Applique Blocks
  • Skinny Bias Blocks
  • Quilt Assembly
  • Border Applique
  • Scalloped Edge & Piped Bias Binding

Click here to visit the Flower Garden Applique class.

Next, Becky Campbell teaches you how her unique method you can use for hand or machine applique.

Watch an overview of Becky’s class.
Lessons include:

  • The Pattern & Preparing Copies
  • Choosing Fabric
  • Making Templates & Preparing Shapes
  • Turning Edges, Placement & Stitching
  • Trapunto
  • Finishing

Click here to visit the Innovative Applique class.

Keep building your skills with Mary Sorensen’s hand applique class. You’ll see close up demonstrations of her fine hand needlework techniques and get tips for perfecting the art. Make the 18″ wall quilt Orchard Fresh or the Plum Mini Quilt pattern.

Watch an overview of Mary’s class…
Lessons include:

  • Preparing to Applique
  • Cutting and Stitching Basics
  • Skinny Stems
  • Sharp Points
  • Layered Motifs
  • Easy Stitched V’s
  • Perfect Circles

Wrap up your applique journey with Kathy McNeil’s quilt of a lifetime, Audubon’s Christmas. Kathy walks you through each block, explaining techniques to use to achieve beautiful results.

Watch an overview of Kathy’s class…
Lessons include:

  • Understanding the Pattern
  • Selecting Fabrics
  • Block-by-Block Review
  • Applique Techniques
  • Constructing a Block
  • Playing with Paint
  • Depth & Visual Effects
  • Machine Applique
  • Freemotion Quilting Tips
  • Prairie Points

Click here to visit the Audubon’s Christmas class.

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