Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Appliqué Book and a giveaway!

I'm so excited today to share a new book by my St Louis friend Casey York. It's all about appliqué - a technique that seems to be popping up as the Modern Quilting Movement is evolving.

Casey asked me to write a forward for the book because of my love for appliqué and my earlier start with traditional appliqué. As I mentioned in my writing - I am beyond excited to see these two words together - Modern Appliqué. Just as modern quilters have taken traditional piecing to new levels, modern appliquérs are doing the same!

What I love most about the book is the number of techniques that are featured. In addition to duplicating all of the wonderful projects, you can learn from and use the techniques provided to run with your own designs. It's one of the things that I love about appliqué. There are so many different methods of achieving the same result (or similar results), you can find what works best for you!

After reading through the book, I had to try one of the featured appliqué methods. I tried Rossie Hutchinson's reverse appliqué technique to make this little pincushion...


Rossie has a couple of projects in the book and I combined the idea of circles from this quilt with improv piecing from her second project.



And this one by Latifah Saafir...

101 comments:

  1. Mostly I do machine applique, mainly raw-edge. I'm definitely interested in learning new techniques to widen my horizons. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  2. Have been trying to do applique a day to get better at it. I have not done very much but love the look.

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  3. I do some machine applique, but want to try hand applique and start with small projects to do on car rides.
    Liz Horgan, eahorgan@gmail.com

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  4. I've been working on Carolyn Friedlander's Collection quilt which is ALL needle turn applique - slow but satisfying

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  5. Many great quilts and techniques in her book. Would love to win but best if luck to all!

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  6. Many great quilts and techniques in her book. Would love to win but best if luck to all!

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  7. I have done a little bit of every type of applique I think! I prefer fusible applique.

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  8. I like applique (usually fusible) and would be interested in seeing and trying the modern take on it.

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  9. I have done a bit of basic machine applique but would love to learn more!

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  10. I've never tried reverse appliqué and would like to sometime. I really like the way it looks!
    renae1225@gmail.com

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  11. I love Applique and have been wanting this book. Really want to make that quilt on the front cover.

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  12. Applique is something I've always thought was beautiful but have never tried. I want to give a bias tape quilt and a Hawaiian quilt a go!

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  13. I've just started to dabble in applique and this would be a boon to that progress, that's for sure! Thanks for the chance! coudre at dmdrafting dot com

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  14. This is a skill I'm always trying to improve. I love these modern designs.

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  15. I love applique by hand and machine. Your pincushion is adorable! :)

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  16. I love appliqué but haven't done much myself, I've always been intimidated!

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  17. I've tried applique and like it, but am not always patient enough for a big project. Love the ideas you've shown on your blog, especially the one by Latifah Saafir.

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  18. I do machine applique on raw edges as I have been teaching myself for the past year. I would love this book to broaden my horizons. Thanks for the chance.

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  19. I do machine applique on raw edges as I have been teaching myself for the past year. I would love this book to broaden my horizons. Thanks for the chance.

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  21. I tried Applique once, it was difficult :(

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  23. I've done some needle-turn appliqué in the past but would love s refresher and some new techniques. Congrats Casey!
    Jessimama at prodigy dot net

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  24. I love her book and would love to win it. I have done lots of applique and always use a machine blanket stitch. I would love to learn a new technique with a book that I can keep referring to as people always show me and then I can't get it right by myself!

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  25. I'm really drawn to the last picture you have on the post. I would like to try it.rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

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  26. I do applique all the time but I am definitely not very good at it. I need more lessons and more practice.

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  27. I really enjoy applique. I remember a long time ago I was totally intimidated by the thought of it though. Really like the look of some of these modern patterns. So much good inspiration!!

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  28. I mostly do machine appliqué but really want a hand appliqué project. I love those modern circles!

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  29. Yesss machine applique...I really love it....hand applique not so much...lol happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  30. I haven't done much appliqué yet but I'd love to try. Reverse appliqué looks really beautiful and that's one of the methods I'd love to have a go at

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  31. My goodness! So many possibilities- I've finally learned to do the circles, both reverse and applied. Time to try something more adventurous.

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  32. have only satin or blanket stitched have not tried other methods -

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  33. I have added applique to quilt blocks and a couple of quilts. I am interested in the illusion applique as it looks really creative and cool.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. I have done both machine and hand applique and really enjoy it. This book looks fantastic!

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  35. I have tried various applique methods--love the look of appliqued quilts, but I am one of those "Applique-Challenged" ones I guess...hugs, Julierose

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  36. Yes I have appliqued by hand and machine.

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  37. I've tried and tried applique but haven't found a technique I like yet.

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  38. I've done a little on small art quilts, never on a "functional" quilt. I'm trying to do more art quilts, and would like to learn more applique techniques.

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  39. I love applique and the freedom to create any shape I want.minalso find that it is very relaxing at the end of a long day at work. The book looks beautiful!

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  40. Thank you for opening this up internationally. I have done a tiny bit of applique but would like to get better at it.

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  41. HELLO,yes I do baby charity quilts+have used applique both machine+hand stitched for little animals or florals, Thank you for the neat book giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. I have do some. I do love it and don't know why I don't do more! Maybe I need a book to be inspired :)!

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  43. love applique! my fav is raw edge. have yet to try reverse and trapunto though. thanx for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

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  44. Hi Cindy and thank you for a great give away! I would love to learn more about applique. I do some, mostly raw edge applique. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I haven't done much appliqué. I made some bias tape & used it to spell a name and just machine sewed it down to a throw-but haven't done much more than that. I am slowly trying some hand sewing projects, so I think appliqué will eventually get done as well. Finding time for projects is hard, so often when I do find the time I stick with what I know so that hopefully something will actually get done!

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  46. I've only tried very basic appliqué...nothing like these amazing quilts! I would love to try!

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  47. Yes, I definitely love playing around with it, but I'd like to learn more about needle turn appliqué!

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  48. Im ashamed to say that i am scared of applique!

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  49. Love appliqué and am exploring a variety of techniques and having lots of fun. A book with a variety of techniques would be awesome

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  50. Yes, I have worked with applique and always love it! I'd like to get better with it and learn from a pro, so this book would be a great resource!

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  51. I have been afraid of applique so far. I'm fairly new to quilting and still working on what I consider the basics before trying it. I'll have to get over my fear one day I'm sure.

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  52. I just started practicing needle turn applique. Started with small circles which may not be the easiest. Discovered the type of thread makes a big difference.
    nl@ridder.ca

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  53. I can do needle turn applique but not machine applique. I can't seem to ever get the stitching on my machine correct!
    Sandy A

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  54. I do for the most part machine applique - I would love to try something new! thanks!

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  55. I've tried bias tape appliqué, but nothing else so far. Would love to learn more.

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  56. Would love to win this great book; applique is my very favorite and I'd love to modernize mine! Thanks for your insprirational blogs!

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  57. I have tried applique, by hand and machine and I should do more of it. Certainly could use more instruction.

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  58. I have done applique. I am not thrilled with handwork. I like being able to machine finish applique pieces to the quilt top rather than hand stitch. I would love to learn some new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  59. Looking forward to learn new appliqué tecniques pretty sooon. I loove the Henri Matisse quilt by Jenna Brand

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  60. I've been doing a bit of applique lately. I was particularly inspired by a Creativebug video on needle-turn applique and I'd like to try more advanced techniques like that.

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  61. This looks such fun!
    I've only tried fusible applique

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  62. Great give away, I would love to win book. Thank you for opportunity. Theboysmom@nc.rr.com.

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  63. I've tried needle turn appliqué with less than stellar results, but realize that practice would surely improve my skills. I've done raw edge appliqué and have actually been fairly happy with the outcome. It's an enjoyable technique and I should do more of it.

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  64. I have a hard time being able to see well at night at my sewing machine, so now I love doing handwork while watching TV at night. I do a lot of cross stitch, but in the last few months have taken up hand applique and love it. I would love to learn more about the applique process!

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  65. It looks like a fun book! I often add a little Applique to my projects!

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  66. I have "dabbled" in applique - seeing this book, I might try more of it!

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  67. I have done quite a bit of satin stitch machine applique and blanket stitch applique by hand. I love the look of it and have many projects that I want to do with invisible machine applique.

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  68. I've tried a bit of raw edge applique, but I'd like to try some hand appliqué.

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  69. I love to hand applique, and had done some fusible machine applique. Love the quilts in this book. Thank you for the hop.

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  70. I've tried appliqué but I need help. I'd love to try some of the ideas in this book.

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  71. I love appliqué but so far have done only the machine kind and mostly using the technique where you sew thin fusible web to the fabric and then turn it inside out. I'd love to learn more ways to do this. I'll be flying across the pond to Chicago in May and will try some hand appliqué during the flight. Normally I'm too impatient but I reckon I will stick with it if there's nothing else to do.

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  72. I have done a little traditional applique, but would like to find some modern designs.

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  73. I would like to learn this appliqué technique.

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  74. i love to freezer paper applique anything with circles. Can't wait to see Rossie's new book.

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  75. i love to freezer paper applique anything with circles. Can't wait to see Rossie's new book.

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  76. Yay for Casey! I started doing more applique this past year and really love it.

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  77. I have wanted to try applique and have been nervous. This book looks amazing. I can't wait to check it out.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  78. I do enjoy applique and have really been having fun with small reverse applique projects. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  79. I am not crazy about traditional applique ( by this I mean doing it myself) but I think I might like the modern version. I like the work of all the quilters you mentioned in the post. It would be great to win but if not I might have to add it to my list.

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  80. Am learning applique because there are so many possibilities!

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  81. I love the circle quilt...will have to put it on my to do list for applique.

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  82. I have tried a couple of types of applique, but I still have a lot to learn--both in new technique and in making improvements.

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  83. I do love applique and have done needle turn, starch method and machine applique. I really want to learn reverse applique. Your pincushion is great!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I have only had a bit of applique experience, and wouldd love to learn all of the techniques!!
    Thanks!

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  85. I've done some hand appliqué, but I would like to get better at the needle turn method, and try some reverse appliqué, too.

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  86. I'd like the pattern from Moda which is posted today. Thanks.

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  87. Glad I found this blogtour today. It's lovely and Casey's book looks fantastic. Nice job. candy

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  88. I have done some applique but want to do more. Mostly raw edge, but a little needle turn. this book looks great!

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  89. Yes, I have been doing some applique, and I love it!

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  90. I've seen that squirrel quilt pop up on IG and I'm dying to make it!! I'd love to win a copy of the book! (laracgiles at gmail dot com)

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  91. I have been wanting to make a reverse circle quilt and love the look of this.

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  92. Very cute pincushion. I'd love to see the rest of the book. Thanks!

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  93. I am extremely interested in trying applique!!

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  94. After seeing Rossie's quilt, I'm not VERY interested in learning appliqué! :)

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  95. I started learning appliqué with needle turn, and more recently bonded appliqué, first by hand with buttonhole stitch, them by machine with buttonhole and satin stitch. I would love to learn reverse appliqué, and how to incorporate it into more modern designs.

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  96. I have done some applique and always love the look it gives to a quilt. I especially like just a touch of applique on a pieced quilt. This looks like a great book!

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  97. I have done a few quilts with appliqué, mostly by machine though. The book looks interesting!

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  98. Love your pincushion! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  99. I've done a bit of applique but nothing fancy. I'd like to learn more!

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  100. I have been wanting to try applique, but haven't done it yet.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!