Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Finished Edge Foil Applique VIDEO!


Every quilter has their own list of favorite and least favorite techniques for finishing quilt blocks. I have always loved applique, but what I have not always loved is a zig-zag finish. Many of the quilting techniques that I've explored have been my attempt to have a clean, finished egde when I applique: thus the reason you see so much freezer paper and reverse applique projects at the top of my list.


Sometime ago, I had stumbled onto Anna Maria Horner's technique for finishing circles... can I just say brilliant?!? I used this method to finish the circles in my to-be-released Jeweled Kaleidoscope pattern (October 12th), and you may remember my Facing East quilt. While I was writing the instructions for my pattern, I decided that I wanted to do a video of this technique, firstly as a reference to go along with my pattern, and secondly because often seeing something demonstrated can make a world of difference on how much head scratching goes on while trying to figure it out.




So, what's your favorite applique method?

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7 comments:

  1. Great video, Allison! It takes the fear out of circle appliques. Thanks!

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  2. Great idea and video, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful Quilt! I have yet to applique a quilt. I love you sharing a your technique.

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  4. Thanks for the additional explanations :)

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  5. I have tried many, many methods of applique. Except needle turned as I avoid hand stitching whenever possible. But that zig-zag finish was what steered me away from doing more applique. I had never seen this foil method before. Looks great! I love that you have a turned edge and that you can do this without using fusible web, leaving your fabric in it's natural state. Thanks so much for sharing the video!

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  6. Congrats on your new pattern! It's lovely!

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  7. A great tutorial, Alison....I love your Bio photo too! :) I look forward to seeing more great videos from you!

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