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 and they work hand-in-hand with The Best-Ever Applique Sampler and our DVD, Learn to Applique the Piece O' Cake Way.
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, with my husband Steve, above. 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).
Each title below is a link to the video or blog post.
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.
NOTE: Finger-Pressing may be the best tip ever!
The Quilter's Knot (made when you begin sewing)
The Ending Knot (made when you finish a line of stitches)
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 (sewing with the horizon, the way most of you sew)
How To Sew a Perfect Outer Point (if you sew vertically, much less common)
How To Sew A Smooth Outer Curve (no more points!)
Wool Applique the Piece O' Cake Way
Applique With Attitude
These techniques feature showy stitches made with perle cotton.
English Paper Piecing and Hexagons
Lessons on PiecingMake Triangle Squares the Easy Way
Quilting Tips from my blog
This & That
Other Important Topics