“Applique Quilt Blocks”

Last week I was talking to you about the Embroidery Applique feature on my sewing and embroidery machine.  Embroidered applique can be used anywhere you would use a traditional applique, but I think the most satisfying use of the feature is on appliqued quilt blocks.  This embroidery feature allows you to make multiple appliqued blocks with the precision of the embroidery machine, saving time and keeping all the blocks uniform.  It’s also just fun to do.  Applique designs are quite prevalent online and come in all styles for all types of uses.  Designs range from very simple to very complex, but they all use the same basic techniques to create the finished applique.  Once you have done a couple different blocks, you will feel confident enough to tackle even those that look very difficult.  Only you will know how easy it was to assemble!  Here are two Heirloom Creations videos to demonstrate this fun technique.  The first video demonstrates a simple applique.  The second video demonstrates the Mariner’s Compass.  I hope you enjoy the videos.

Also, it’s that time of year again when I will be suspending my blog entries for two weeks.  I will be back on December 30th with all new tips.  In the meantime, you may want to check out the current blogs for the Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking and Brother machines.  They have some fun new projects to try.  Have a wonderful holiday season!