This raw edge applique quilt tutorial is part of the series
You can make applique quilts using a few techniques, for me the raw edge applique technique made with fusible web is the easiest and fastest one.
Here is the little sample I stitched for you.
And here is a close up of the applique stitching.
For this technique you need:
- background top fabric, fabric for the appliqued design, batting, backing
- fusible web (like Wonder Under,Vliesoflix/Bondaweb, Heat and Bond, Steam a Seam)
- water soluble pen
To assemble the pattern, cut on the dashed line of the first page and tape it to the second page.
Transfer the design onto background fabric
Tape the paper pattern onto a window then tape the fabric over it.
Using the water soluble marker, transfer the design onto fabric.
Prepare the applique pieces
Reverse the pattern (flip it over) and transfer it to the paper side of the fusible web. Cut the fusible web out roughly.
Place the fusible web pieces, rough side down, to the wrong side of the fabric for the applique design. Press following manufacturer’s instructions.
Then cut precisely on the lines.
Remove the paper backing from all the pieces.
Fuse the applique pieces
Then place each fabric piece in position, coated side down, onto the background fabric.
When everything is in place, press well. The applique design is now fused to the background fabric.
You could secure the edges of the applique pieces at this stage.
Usually, I do the applique part and the quilting at the same time. In other words, I secure the edges of the appliques pieces stitching (quilting) through all the layers (top+batting+backing).
So here is the quilt sandwich.
I used a medium zig-zag stitch and a matching thread. I love continuous designs!
I stitched with a walking foot because it was a small piece. For big quilts I prefer to stitch with a straight stitch and free motion (darning) foot.
Here is a close-up.
Now quilt the background as desired. Wash the quilt then bind it.
SMALL GALLERY of my APPLIQUE QUILTS
See the other tutorials of the series here.