Innovative Appliqué

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Love the look of appliqué and want it to look perfect? Becky Campbell’s Innovative Appliqué method will show you how! Make the included flower pattern along with her and then apply this method to all of your appliqué projects. You’ll learn how to choose just the right color hues, prepare foolproof appliqué shapes, and see examples of both hand and machine appliqué techniques. Learn how to use trapunto—without stuffing anything! After the top is finished, Becky teaches how to mark and quilt the flower wallhanging. She even shows how to add special touches to the borders to make this a really special piece. The true beauty of Becky’s Innovative Appliqué technique is that it can be used to enhance any future appliqué projects. For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

Course Curriculum

Innovative Appliqué by Becky Campbell - 1hr 52m
Lesson 1. Introduction 0 Hours 3 Minutes00:03
Lesson 2. The Pattern & Preparing Copies 0 Hours 10 Minutes00:10
Lesson 3. Choosing Fabric 0 Hours 8 Minutes00:08
Lesson 4. Making Templates & Preparing Shapes 0 Hours 16 Minutes00:16
Lesson 5. Turning Edges, Placement & Stitching 0 Hours 37 Minutes00:37
Lesson 6. Trapunto 0 Hours 9 Minutes00:09
Lesson 7. Finishing 0 Hours 29 Minutes00:29

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Fabric:

  • Background: 16" x 18" (After the appliqué is complete, trim to 15" x 17".)
  • Flower petals: (5) 3" x 5" similar shades of one color
  • Flower center: (2) 3" x 5" accent shades
  • Leaves and stem: (3) 3" x 6" shades of green
  • Trim: (2) 1" x 15" strips and (2) 1" x 17" strips
  • Border: (2) 4" x 15" strips, and (2) 4" x 25" (Note: If making mitered corners, add ¼" to each strip.)
  • Batting: 27" x 29" low loft batting for easy trapunto
  • Backing fabric: 27" x 29"
  • Binding: ¼ yd. (Cut (2) 2½" strips and connect to create 74" straight-of-grain binding.)

Thread:

  • Colors that match the background fabric, flowers, and leaves.

Inkjet Copy Supplies:

  • C. Jenkins™ Freezer Paper Sheets, 8½" x 11"
  • June Tailor® Perfect Piecing

Edge Turning Supplies:

  • Cutting mat: 6" or the smallest mat you have
  • Elmer’s® School Glue

Hand Stitching Supplies (if choosing to appliqué by hand):

  • Needle: Size 12 quilting/between, or your choice (It doesn’t have to be an appliqué needle–it just needs to be sharp.)
  • Thimble: ThimblePad or Nimble the Soft Thimble, or thimble of your choice
  • Elmer’s® School Glue

Sewing Machine Supplies (if choosing to appliqué by machine):

  • Select a sewing machine foot that allows a clear view of the needle piercing the fabric.
  • Straight or zigzag stitch
  • Sew with a reduced stitch length. (For example, if your normal stitch length is 2.5, reduce it to 2, making it easier to stitch around the shapes.)

Optional:

  • Stabilizer for background fabric: Pellon® Easy-Knit™ fusible interfacing, 9" x 10½". (It generally comes 21" wide. Cut a 9" length and then cut the 21" width in half, resulting in two pieces.)
  1. Other than the one presented in the class, are more flower designs available?
    Check out Becky’s Plant Your Own Garden book published by AQS. You’ll find a whole bouquet there!
  2. Can I use Becky’s method with my own appliqué patterns?
    Certainly! Becky’s method is adaptable, so you can learn her method and then use it on any future appliqué patterns.
  3. What if I have questions?
    We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Becky will get back with you.
  4. When can I start the class?
    We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!

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  1. Mindy Jacobs

    :

    I recently watched Becky Campbell's iquilt class, Innovative Appliqué, and decided to give the project a try. While mine is not nearly as spectacular as hers is, I really enjoyed the class. She give very helpful tips and techniques for making appliqué easier and more enjoyable. I don't know about yal, but appliqué has always kind of intimidated me. Becky's class made me feel more confident in m

    y own ability to do this.
  2. Nancy McNab

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    I have appliqués for many years now and learned a couple of new tricks. Very helpful course.
  3. Linda Mentink

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    I found this course very helpful. The directions were very clear and easy to follow. I am very new to applique and I truly appreciate the teaching I received from this course. Becky was very knowledgeable and confident in the technique. Thank you so much!!! I look forward to completing my project. Linda - January 7, 2016
  4. Debbie

    :

    Great technique, and easy to follow instruction. Well done!
  5. Pat McGhee

    :

    I thoroughly enjoyed Becky's Innovative Appliqué class. She presents her fresh approach to appliqué with such detail and enthusiasm that I can't wait to try it. Appliqué has always been a bit daunting to me and I have renewed hope in my future success. I also appreciated her sharing the extra hints and tips she included in each lesson. I will continue to grow as a quilter on the experiences

    she shares.

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