Appliqué Flower Quilts with classic Churn Dash blocks in a wall quilt that beckons spring. Fabric appliqués renovate and transform any simple piece. It is possible to find ready-made appliqués on the market, but they are usually expensive and not always to our liking.
Appliqué Flower Quilts
Pair fusible appliqué with classic Churn Dash blocks in a wall quilt that beckons spring. Fabrics are from the Urban Elementz Basix collection by Patricia E. Ritter and the Artisan Spirit Expressions collection by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio, both for Northcott.
So, we are going to teach you how to applique fabric with an iron? In addition to learning how to applique, you will see how to make your own applique, with the fabric and the desired design.
The appliqués can be glued on shirts, pillow covers, diapers, towels, and countless other items. After checking this step by step, you will want to renew practically all the fabric pieces in your house! See how easy it is!
Apliques are perfect for embellishing simple clothes, or transforming old clothes into something new and fun. They can also be used to make personalized gifts such as T-shirts, bags, and caps for friends or loved ones. You can make appliqués out of anything you can think of: the sky is the limit! Read on to learn how to make and apply appliqués.
Here are some tips on how to make your own pattern, or in this case just a few ideas. Let’s get started? Choose your design and fabric. If this is the first time you are making an applique, it is advisable to use a simple design, such as a heart, a star or a bird – objects with a simple and defined silhouette.
If you want to see other ideas for designs, search online for ”applique designs”. If you find one you like, print it out so you can use it later.
Keep in mind that you will be sewing around the edges of your applique when you put it on a garment. Simpler geometric shapes will be easier to sew around than trees with lots of branches, or the skyline of a city. Go with what works for your skill level.
Think about the type of fabric that is both good for making your design and for making the applique. Make a choice based on color and style. Light cotton or muslin fabrics work well.
If you are feeling daring, choose a multi-layered fabric or more than one fabric. For example, you can create a black bird with red wings, or a white crescent moon with a yellow star.
Trace your design onto a piece of paper. You will be using your drawing as a base, so use the pencil firmly and draw thick, easy-to-cut lines. When the design is completed, carefully cut it out using scissors.
If your design includes letters or other asymmetrical shapes that must point in a certain direction, draw their mirror image on paper. The shapes will be pointing in the correct direction when your piece is finished.
Draw your chosen pattern on the transfer. Draw on the soft side of the transfer, as the glue side is harder to work with. When you have finished the design, cut it out using scissors.
For this step it is important to use a fabric pen or a different pen with a color that will not smear, to avoid smearing on the piece.
Transfers are available for purchase at fabric stores. Try to find one with a paper backing that can be removed – this will help when it comes time to attach the applique to the garment.
Well, this is a simple idea that you can do, it doesn’t mean that it has to be done that way, so follow the pattern carefully and then you will see how easy it is to do. So get to work making your beautiful applique!