Hand-Stitched Appliqué Quilts
Intermediate | 30 min 56 sec
Return to slow, thoughtful hand stitching with this pretty skill-building class by Carolyn Friedlander. With a nod to the symmetry and style of Hawaiian quilting, you will create your appliqué piece like a paper snowflake and arrange it on your fabric background. Carolyn teaches you how to baste your appliqué piece by hand, how to stitch inside and outside curves and points, and how to efficiently remove basting stitches. This technique is perfect for making individual blocks or larger designs for show-stopping quilts.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 18” x 18” background fabric quilting cotton
  • 12” x 12” appliqué fabric quilting cotton (or fabric of your choice)
  • Thin cotton thread (50wt), one in a matching color for appliqué, one contrasting for basting
  • Appliqué needle (Carolyn uses Golden Eye Applique Needle No. 10)
  • Appliqué pins
  • Iron with ironing surface
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sharp snips
  • Seam gauge
  • Marking tools
  • Longer needle for basting (optional)
  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • Appliqué template from PDF
Learn how to:
  • Fold and cut appliqué design
  • Baste appliqué by hand
  • Stitch outside and inside appliqué shapes
  • Stitch inner and outer corners and points
  • Stitch inner and outer curves
  • Easily remove basting stitches
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to create show-stopping quilts by hand
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF templates ($16 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Carolyn Friedlander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
661 users recommended this class to a friend
Tanzania Moore
I’m confident I can do this now. Great lesson.
January 30
Michelle Pyles
Very clear and straight forward. I appreciate it doesn't require electricity. :)
More than 3 months ago
Adriana Mooney
The instructor is very clear and moves at a comfortable pace. She really is outstanding
More than 3 months ago