Sometimes Crafter // Applique Block

Appliqué Block

ChristinaApril 19, 2010

Sometimes Crafter // Applique Block

Finally, the final block in the quilt-along series.  While I’ve provided a pattern for this particular block, the idea behind having an appliquéd block was to have you try some appliqué that interests you.  There are so many different ways to appliqué that I couldn’t quite possibly show them all to you.  But I can direct you to some talented bloggers who have shown their methods of appliqué.  I prefer the reverse [machine] appliqué method, mostly because it’s fast.  I like fast.  As you can probably tell on this one I rushed a little too much (bubbled fabric).  I recommend taking your time and tacking down your fabric when doing this method to avoid this.  I sometimes like to put a little Elmer’s glue (or you could use a fabric glue stick) to help the fabric stay in place while I sew.  Again, I’ve created a PDF for you to download for directions and templates for making this block.  But before I give you that, let me give you a few links to other appliqué tutorials:

1. Needle Turn Appliqué with basting (video)
2. Back Baste Needle Turn
3. Freezer Paper Appliqué
4. Another Freezer Paper tutorial (but done a little differently)
4. Fusible Turn Appliqué
5. Machine Appliqué (great with zigzag, blanket or straight stitch)

Also, there is a great blog out there on everything appliqué: All About Appliqué.

There are so many appliqué tutorials out there, so if one doesn’t do it for you, do a quick Google search and see what else you can find.

And as a side note, I really like to use my appliqué scissors when working with any kind of appliqué technique.  They are fantastic.  I use them all the time.  Especially on reverse appliqué stuff.

Reverse Appliqué Circles

Comments (10)

  • daisysewing

    April 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the pattern! I’ve never tried reverse applique, but your results are stunning and so inspirational…. I’m definitely going to add this to my list of things to try.

  • Solidia

    April 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you so much! I love this block too!! :)

  • Ruthie Um

    April 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    ohhhhhhhhh I soooooo wanna make a monthly quilt, will you post it once it’s all combined and quilted???
    Ruth
    http://www.craftyartyyummy.blogspot.com

  • Christina

    April 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I will be sure to share the final quilt once it’s all done.

  • CraftCrave

    April 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  • Sandra

    April 20, 2010 at 1:22 am

    You have posted some very helpful tutorials. I’ve always wondered how to do needle turn applique. Thanks!

  • Sue

    April 20, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Cute block! This has been a great stitch along- thanks so much! And I agree with you- the applique scissors are a real help. I sell a lot of them in my shop. If you have an embroidery machine, they are great for clipping the threads.

    Now that you’re finished with this, you can play with that new fabric… can’t wait to see your next project!

  • EvaBabeDesigns

    April 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Beautifully done! Reminds me of the Antropologie pillow with half moon cutouts.

  • pam

    April 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I loved seeing your quilt blocks for the quilt- along. You have a great eye for color and pattern.

    And I especially wanted to say thank you for the list of links for applique tutorials. I am starting a project for which they will be so helpful to me – who has never appliqued!

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