Applique Book + French Fuse Combo
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No Sewing Until You Quilt It Applique Book + 1 Yard French Fuse
Are you looking for a super speedy way to add curves to your quilts? Wishing applique could be faster so you could construct larger quilts with free form shapes?
Look no further than No Sewing Until You Quilt It, a turned-edge, machine applique technique that uses French Fuse as a foundation to hold the pieces in place so you don't have to take a single stitch until you are ready to quilt your quilt. With french fuse your quilt will still be soft and cuddly - not stiff like normal fused applique.
Enjoy the freedom to create almost any shape because there are no seams to sew until after you make your quilt entire sandwich. Then you stitch and quilt at the same time!
This technique is not just reserved for art quilters. You can even make bed quilts of all shapes and sizes with this technique too!
In this Combo Kit you will receive:
No Sewing Until You Quilt It Book - Written in 2012, this book is the ultimate visual guide to this wonderful applique technique. Follow along through 7 projects as Ann teaches you how to use the technique in a variety of ways. Print out full size patterns for her quilt designs from the CD-rom included in the back of the book.
1 yard of French French interfacing - Because this interfacing is so critical to the No Sew technique, it makes sense to get it at the same time as the book! This way you can get started right away trying out this cool new way to construct a quilt.
BONUS! When you purchase this combo kit you will also receive the pattern for this Sunflower Quilt Pattern created by Leah Day for FREE!
This wall hanging was designed specifically for No Sewing Until You Quilt It and has been recently updated to include a numbered guide for constructing the quilt top piece-by-piece.
This free Sunflower Quilt Pattern will arrive as a digital download after placing your order. Click Here to find tips on downloading files.
A bit more about Ann - Ann Holmes, Home Economics major turned stained glass artist for 30 years, had a desire to recreate some of her original glass designs with fabric.
Foot and knee surgeries forced her to think of a new way to finish her projects to meet the deadline for the 2005 Asheville Quilt Show in North Carolina. French Fuse Applique - No Sewing Until You Quilt It is the result.
Skill Level: Easy and fun to do - you can do it too!
You do need basic knowledge of machine quilting with a free motion foot and your sewing machine must have zig-zag ability. Check out how easy it is to create beautiful quilts from photos using this technique! This is a quilt created by Judy Pearce from Ontario, Canada:
Isn't Judy's quilt DayLily gorgeous? Click here to check out a gallery of her beautiful quilts.
And here's a wonderful pet portrait from Claire S.:
Special Note from Leah Day - I met Ann Holmes very early in my quilting journey and her method of applique really rocked my world! Finally I was able to achieve beautiful curving lines without hours and hours of tedious work.
Even after learning multiple applique techniques, No Sew Until You Quilt It is still my favorite go-to for super fast applique and unique quilt construction. I most recently used this applique technique to construct my Dream Goddess quilt in only two days!
Here is the big reveal for the Dream Goddess quilt: