Learn machine appliqué basics in 9 easy lessons! With clear, step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography, learn about the required equipment and supplies, fabrics and threads, preparing fused and turned-edge appliqué, bias seams, and more. Then, practice your newly acquired skills on 5 simple appliqué projects for beginners. Also included are full-size appliqué templates, a bonus lesson on how to use the decorative stitches on your machine, and how to machine appliqué on purchased items.
Janet Pittman, a quilt artist from West Des Moines, Iowa, has been designing quilts for 20 years. Her quilts have won several awards in Iowa and Des Moines quilt shows. Her quilt designs have appeared in Fons & Porter Love of Quilting, American Patchwork and Quilting, and Country Marketplace. Janet is the author of First-Time Machine Applique, the bestselling Applique: The Basics & Beyond, and Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids.