The World of Teri Tope


Welcome to the creative world of Teri Tope. From fun sewing projects for your home to beautiful appliqué, Teri has something to inspire everyone. Come take a look at her classes, books, and great tips.

Floating Image Tip

Author Teri Henderson Tope shares her reverse appliqué technique in this unique tip. Combining layers of appliqué will give your next project dimension and style.

Perfect Reverse Applique Circle Tip

It’s not as challenging as you think to make a perfect reverse appliqué circle! Join Teri Henderson Tope as she takes you through the steps to make your circles as round as they can be—easily!

Applique in Reverse iquilt class

Learn to appliqué in reverse with expert quilter Teri Tope. Using her skill builder pattern, let Teri be your guide to new techniques that will make your work stand out!

Teri’s appliqué in reverse techniques create needle-turned projects that have that professional, embossed look every time, so sign up now to learn all of her tips for making your reverse appliqué beautiful. Appliqué in Reverse DVD is the perfect solution for taking the class without having a computer, it makes a wonderful gift, and it is great to have on hand as a hard copy–even if you have taken or plan to take the online class. Run Time: 102 minutes

Create unique dimensional looks with this classic technique! With Teri Tope’s Appliqué in Reverse, intricate hand-appliqué designs are made fast and easy. The secret is to use large pieces of background fabric underneath the appliqué designs for easier handling. Tiny seam allowances are a thing of the past! Beginners who love the look of appliqué can easily master this useful technique. Her flair for bold color and dramatic fabrics will encourage the artist in you.

Thread Portraits iquilt class

Learn how to make stunning quilted portraits of family, friends, or pets from favorite photographs – using straight-line stitching!

Turn those fading photographs into touching and beautiful portrait quilts that will last a lifetime with this amazing class. Thread Portraits DVD is the perfect solution for taking the class without having a computer, it makes a wonderful gift, and it is great to have on hand as a hard copy–even if you have taken or plan to take the online class. Run Time: 125 minutes

Sewing imitates art in this unique method of transferring photographs to wallhangings. Step by step, learn photo selection, image tracing, threadwork, and finishing. Your tools include a home sewing machine and black thread. From beginner to advanced sewist, watch as your photos come to life through threadwork!

More from Teri…

Take a look at these two books from Teri.

Let handmade, no-sew fabric gift bags dress up every occasion. A little fusible web and a fat quarter or two make your gift extra special. Enjoy easy-to-follow directions to make small, medium, or large bags. Instructions are also provided for custom-sized bags. Personalize your bag with trims, embellishments, and decorative handles to complete your signature look. Break out some of your stash or novelty fabrics, enhance a party theme with favor bags, or construct gift bags for your favorite holidays and celebrations. A gallery of photographs gives you some great ideas—then create beautiful gift bags of your own.

Sew color and fun into home accessories with these lively patterns. Sew theme-inspired items to celebrate birthdays, tailgating, garden parties, holidays, and more. Use your home sewing machine to create items for your home including aprons, casserole totes, banners, table runners, etc. Make every day a party! Book includes a pattern CD!

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Teri, I am quite impressed, great job! When I look at your accomplishments with quilting I always think that Mary would love what you are doing. You should definately be proud of yourself__I certainly am proud of you. Love you. Ginny


Hi! I was wondering if your reverse applique dragon patterns are available anywhere?