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(Video) Lessons in Hand Applique from Piece O' Cake

Each title below is a link. Click to go to the page with the video.

The techniques below are ones that Linda and I have written about for many years. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth many more. I am happy to be able to share this information with you! These videos are a perfect supplement to our books and patterns.

You might be interested in our newest applique technique book, The Best-Ever Applique Sampler and our DVD, Learn to Applique the Piece O' Cake Way, both are very handy reference tools.

I hope you enjoy these lessons! In them you will hear my voice and see my hands - but not my smiling face. That's me at left. I will continue to make and post more videos so please check back. Let me know what you think – I'm happy to hear suggestions (click to email Becky).

Preparing to Applique...

Yes, you need to wash your fabric. This is not a video, but a link to a blog post with good information. Please do also read the comments.

How To Number and Mark Center On Unmarked Applique Blocks

Making Templates The Piece O' Cake Way!

How To Make And Use A Placement Overlay

Preparing Your Fabric Background for Applique

Pinning Your Shapes to the Block

Pinning Outer Points

Using Templates and Finger-Pressing NOTE: Finger-Pressing may be the best tip ever!

Choosing Thread for Hand Applique

The Quilter's Knot (made when you begin sewing)

The Ending Knot (made when you finish a line of stitches)

The Essential Sandboard (shown in most of these videos)

The Quilter's Applique Caddy (this is how we carry blocks-in-progress)

Now you get to sew!

These are the techniques featuring invisible applique stitches.

How To Make An Invisible Applique Stitch Don't miss this one!

How To Sew A Perfect Outer Point

How To Sew An Inner Point

How To Sew An Inner Curve

How To Sew A Stem With Cutaway Applique

How to Construct Windows (and doors)

How To Make a Wheel Block

How To Use The Clover Yo Yo Maker

How To Reverse Applique A Leaf With Veins And Stem (this is a PDF file)

Applique With Attitude

These techniques feature showy stitches made with perle cotton.

The Running Stitch - With Attitude

Inner Points - With Attitude

Outer Points - With Attitude

English Paper Piecing and Hexagons

Fundamentals of English Paper Piecing Hexagons

Using the Sewline Glue Pen to Baste Paper Pieces

Lessons on Piecing

Make Triangle Squares the Easy Way

How To Miter A Corner

Quilting Tips

From my blog:

How to use clamps to support the weight of the quilt.

Using clamps with a Sweet Sixteen.

Answers to basic machine quilting questions.

Binding and Sleeves

Click to open a PDF tutorial showing how to make bias binding from a square or strips, and how to join binding made from straight-grain strips.

How To Make a Hanging Sleeve For Your Quilt is not a video, but a PDF. Click here to download this helpful handout. Remember to save this PDF to your computer or print it for future reference.

Other Important Topics

How to fold your quilt to avoid creases.