How to Applique!

Uploaded by MissouriQuiltCo on 20.04.2011

Hi, itís Jenny from, the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I was working lately with one of
these patterns, we got these great patterns from, Thankfully Sew, and what I love that
she does is that she does this basic quilt pattern and then she adds a little appliquÈ
to it here, and so what I wanted to do today is take the mystery out of this appliquÈ
and be able to show you how we do it, so it comes together quickly and easily.
For this quilt Iíve used this fun Batik Robert Kaufmann, ìAqua Spaî Jelly Roll. Itís new
in the shop but, I canít resist a good Batik Jelly Roll, and a little bit, they come in
a fat quarter bundle as well, and so I have a little group of those as well, and on this
youíll see sheís taken straight 6î blocks, cut the jelly roll into 6î blocks, staggered
them like bricks and we have a æ of them are above and then just a little bit
below and then she takes a 12î strip of fabric and she does that. So, I want to show you
how we do that appliquÈ so that it will take a little mystery out of it.
OK, so what youíre going to need is weíre going to open up this pattern and in each
pattern there comes a page to draw off. Hereís your boat, thatís your pattern. Now the fun
thing about this is that if you use this and you get a coloring book that has bears on
it you could put little bears. You know, you could do, the possibilities are endless with
appliquÈ, which is so fun.
So, what youíre going to need is youíre going to need some of this. This is that iron
on stuff thatís sticky on both sides itís called Heat ën Bond and when you put your
paper underneath it you can see that you can see the lines right through it. So, what I
like to do on this is I like to scooch it over to save as much as I can, and then Iím
going to draw the sail like this and Iím not perfectly careful because when I cut it
Iíll be a little straighter. Iím going to draw the little boat part because I can separate
those, and then I scoot this over a little bit and Iím going to draw the little mast,
and then Iíll move it over again, and up in this corner Iíll see if I can turn it,
there, I can fit the star. It doesnít need, you know when youíre tracing it onto this
Heat ën Bond paper you donít have to have any seam allowance so you just actually trace
it out.
So, then what youíre going to do is youíre going to do is, youíre going to take this
right here, put it on your fabric. Out of this one Iím going to do the sail. So what
Iím going to do is Iím really just going to really, roughly trim this out. Iím not
going to pay much attention to, you know Iím just getting a general rough idea because
I really donít want to work hard to cut this out twice. So weíre just going to easily
do this, and then what Iím going to do is Iím going to iron this on here. What itíll
do is itíll stick, it just takes the touch of the iron to stick it, and then Iím going
to cut it out right on these lines so that itís perfect.
And Iíll show you one right here see this is one right here that Iíve cut out, see,
on my lines. Iíve just kind of cut that out. Then what youíre going to do is youíre going
to peel this paper off, a lot of people donít have any trouble with this they roll a corner
and it comes up, but if you do you can just take your scissor and score a line like this
and itíll come right apart in there and you peel that off. And then what youíre going
to do is youíre just going to take this, and youíre going to get youíre whole thing
together first.
You donít want to start ironing it down until youíve got all your pieces
together, and all your pieces of your appliquÈ as well. So, you want to put all, all of your
sailboats out before you iron it. Hereís my little stick, mast. Sorry, my little mast.
And itís a little long so Iím going to trim that off, and then Iím just going to slide
it down here under the edge of the boat, slide my mast right there, and Iíve got my stars.
I chose to iron my stars on this little piece of purple, I chose this part out of this fat
quarter bundle right here I thought it looked really like wood they just have fun kind of
oceany looking fabrics. I love it. So, then Iím going to cut out my stars. The stars
are kind of fun because the legs are so short you can just kind of make one quick cut and
youíve cut the whole edge of the star.
There we go weíve got to two more legs to go. Now let me just cut this off here, so
we can make a little more room. There we go. Now see, you can even see, this is a wobbly
line but Iím going to take my scissor and position it right where itís supposed to
end up and because itís a nice straight blade itíll just make a straight blade.
So, then Iím going to roll this leg back so a piece of this comes off, there we go.
Peel it. And so thereís my first little sailboat. Now Iíll end up with five more sailboats
on here, and theyíll all be tilting topsy turvy, and you know theyíll just be adorable,
and so really you could use any picture that you wanted to put on there and it would work
Now, I wanted to show you right on these boats right here. I have taken a blanket stitch
and sewn all around this. This is ironed on, then I took a blanket stitch and sewed all
the way around the edge of this. To keep from changing thread I used an invisible thread
but you could you know, say you used white thread on this it would just outline it would
just look really good.
So, I used a blanket stitch, but you could use a zig-zag, you can use one of your fancy
stitches, you can use a straight stitch and sew along here. This is already adhered because
itís ironed on the sticky stuff on it helps it stick to it. So, itís already adhered
but I went ahead and gave it a little bit of a border all the way around, and then of
course when I quilt my quilt pattern, it quilts over the whole top to hold it down more.
So, this is going to be able to go through lots of washings. You know itís going to
be great for baby, because thereís no loose parts, and itís going to be able to be thrown
in the wash and just not have any trouble at all. And it adds such a fun dimension to
your quilt. I just want to hold it up here so you can get a good look at it.
Isnít that great? Then I used this great Batik on the back that looks like ocean waves.
Itís just so fun, it makes a really fun quick idea. So I hope Iíve taken a little bit of
the mystery out of appliquÈ for you and that you are able to just take one of these precuts,
put a little strip of something in there, add a little appliquÈ to it and I hope youíve
enjoyed this tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.