Ten Beautiful Applique Projects to Start Today


Last week we shared some of our favorite tools for applique with you. This week we’re bringing you ten beautiful applique projects you can start today!

Heart Tree by Liz Jones

Click Here to check out this free pattern featuring a tree abloom with heart-shaped flowers from Liz Jones’ book, Flowers, Hearts & Garlands.


AQS Member Exclusive: Brad’s Bee by Janet Stone

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Janet Stone shares the honey-sweet inspiration bee-hind this precious wall hanging and everything you need to know to make your own. Members can Click Here to get the pattern.

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Summer Garden Basket by Pat Thompson

Click Here to get this adorable pattern! Pat Thompson shares her take on Teresa Kogut’s watercolor painting. Use turned-edge applique for the simple shapes, and fused applique for the more complex shapes.


AQS Member Exclusive: Love Begins At Home by Betsey Langford

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Use wool, flannel, cotton, any fabric you like to make this 22″ square ode to home and all the love it holds. AQS Members can Click Here to get the pattern now!


Mi Amor Legacy Appliqué by Margarete Heinisch

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All the things we celebrate in life are depicted in this Baltimore Album-style quilt! This quilt, created as a celebration quilt, becomes an appliqued documentary representing the things you love. Baltimore Album-style construction beautifully highlights family life, love, America’s history, patriotism, social compassion, and spiritual expression. Sixteen original block designs include 53 different flower and fruit appliques. Fifteen embroidery stitches add the finishing touches to this exquisite project. Click Here to download the book now!


AQS Member Exclusive: A Little Zinnia by Kathie K. Kerler

Spring means flowers. In the garden, two of the most prized for their easy growing, long-blooming ways are showy zinnias and daisy-like cosmos. Create this wall hanging of vibrant flowers that pop from the background. Add detail to each leaf and bloom with hand embroidery. Click Here to get the pattern if you are an AQS Member!


Rosemaling in Baltimore Quilt

The nine-block Norwegian Folk Art style Baltimore Album quilt is an AQS design by Betsey Langford. Rosemaling is a folk art that originated in Norway as a way to cope with the long, dark winters. Make your own today with easy fuse-applique instructions. Click Here to get started.


AQS Member Exclusive: Butterfly and Berries Pillow by Debby Kemball

AQS Members can Click Here to get this pattern. Nature’s gifts are interpreted in this small but detailed Jacobean-style appliqued pillow. This pillow sews up beautifully using just about any fabric style or color palette.


Beautiful Wildflower Applique

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From the English countryside to your quilt come 33 original wildflower applique designs enhanced with embroidery details by by award-winning quilter Zena Thorpe. These creative, innovative patterns will expand and strengthen any quilter’s applique repertoire. Included are basic hand applique and embroidery techniques. Click Here to download the book now!


Strawberry Delight by Betsey Langford

Click Here to get this pattern. It’s strawberry picking time and we’re making sweet quilted delights to celebrate!

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