This fresh, up-to-date guide to appliqué offers step-by-step instructions for traditional as well as low-sew (and no-sew) techniques, along with 25 projects for making gifts and home accessories. Explore the possibilities of fabric ornamentation through traditional turned edge and pattern-cut appliqué, or try new, easy-to-learn, bonded and machine-stitch techniques. A special section of re-usable patterns offers stitch templates for creating an alphabet quilt, Baltimore bride pillow, classic hearts edging, and many more inspiring designs. Detailed instructions for each project guarantee polished results on the very first try.
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