This video class is a step by step lesson on sewing machine applique'. It covers how to select a design, select and prepare your fabrics, choose threads and stitch your project. Our North of Plymouth quilt pattern is included in the class fee. A link to download a copy of the pattern is included.
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Navigating Studio Y - If you've taken a course before you know how this works - skip this lesson
Welcome to Studio Y - Home of the WyseGuys
Building a knowledge base for you! Get help and supplies when you need it.
Walk thru of the Studio Y Course Tool - How to Navigate this course
Welcome to Fusible Machine Applique' - a Skill Building Technique Course
Sewing Basket Joke
Intro to Machine Applique' - Course Description
BONUS PATTERN - North of Plymouth quilt pattern for you
Here's what you're going to learn
Gather your supplies
Questions and Discussions - Join the Conversations or see what others have discovered
Choose Your Project and Pattern
What to consider when choosing a project and pattern
Here you go! 3 patterns to practice points, curves and layers
Choose and Prepare the Fabrics for your project
Background design - size and shape
Overview of selecting background and applique' fabrics
Time to start cutting blocks
Using a square up ruler to cut your background blocks
Stabilize for best stitching results
Ready, set let's start to fuse!
Layout decisions - How do I want to layout my applique' designs on my background blocks
Quick overview of fusible machine applique' using Heat N Bond Lite
Selecting your applique' fabrics for each part of your design - this is the fun part!
Now you're ready to trace your pattern onto Heat N Bond Lite (Videos show North of Plymouth quilt pattern)
Don't throw your scraps away!
Fusing Heat N Bond pieces to back of fabric
Placement of applique on background
Using a Teflon pressing sheet to "assemble" & place applique' designs
Selecting Thread and Stitch Considerations
Thread Tips - we're almost ready to stitch!
Machine Applique' Tip Sheet on thread and stitching
Stitching Applique' by Machine
Proper stitching order on your blocks
Grab your scraps and practice your stitching
What is the lightning applique stitch?
Watch us stitch using Lightning Applique'
Stitching raw edge applique' using "Lightning" stitches and adding details
Traditional stitches - blanket & satin
A simple straight stitch is useful too
Final step - removing tear away stabilizer
When your blocks are done you'll need to press them
Final step - trim your blocks!
Thanks for taking our Lightning - Introduction to Applique' class
Hope you enjoyed this class!
Thanks! We hope you'll choose to learn with us again.
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