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Have you always wanted to try your hand at creating machine appliqué quilt designs, only to find yourself confused over the number of products out there for machine appliqué? Here to solve your stabiliser stress is Anne Sommerlad. Join Anne as she explains the difference between products and their uses and how to then create your own machine appliqué quilts.
Includes instructions and digital pattern for creating your own version of Anne’s quilt pattern Rhapsody Appliqué Quilt
Anne explains the difference between single-sided fusible, double-sided fusible and tear-away stabilisers and some common brand’s products available on the market
You’ll learn how to setup your sewing machine ready for machine appliqué
Once you understand the differences between the stabilisers, Anne shows you how to use these different products for your machine appliqué
Anne demonstrates both turned-edge appliqué and raw-edge machine appliqué, using your machine’s zig-zag, blanket and straight stitch
Detailed step-by-step instructions take you through the process for creating Anne’s stunning appliqué quilt, from cutting your fabrics through to completing the quilt
A great quilt pattern and workshop for more advanced-level quilters looking to test their machine appliqué skills
Chapter 1: Meet Anne Sommerlad (5 min)
Meet quilt teacher and designer Anne Sommerlad as she introduces you to appliqué and the many different products and techniques you can use for appliqué.
Chapter 2: Avoiding stabiliser stress (23 min)
To get started, Anne talks you through the various types and brands of stabilisers, what they do and how to use them for when working with the different methods of appliqué.
Chapter 3: Setting up your machine (6 min)
Before you start sewing, Anne shows you how to set up your sewing machine ready for working on your appliqué, from tension to thread choice.
Chapter 4: Turned edge appliqué (9 min)
To start sewing, you’ll learn how to make turned-edge appliqué with Anne’s method of turning edges, then she shows you how to machine stitching your appliqué with a small zig zag stitch.
Chapter 5: Raw-edge appliqué with zig zag, straight and blanket stitch (14 min)
Then you’ll look at how to use double-sided fusible web to create raw-edge appliqué. Then Anne will demonstrate how to machine stitch with your sewing machine’s zig zag, straight and blanket stitches.
Chapter 6: Show and tell with Anne (9 min)
Join Anne as she shows you her gallery of quilts and other projects, with many different examples of appliqué to inspire you to give machine appliqué a go.