Learn Raw Edge Appliqué Quilting
Intermediate | 1 hour 26 min
Create Applique
Learn all about raw edge machine appliqué with quilting expert, Sue Nickels. In this class, Sue shares her signature technique for assembling a vibrant, floral appliqué quilt top. Each piece of appliqué uses just a bit of fusible web to keep it in place, and is then secured permanently with machine blanket stitching. You will learn how to stitch inner and outer points as well as curves and circles, complex units, and bias stems. This class will teach you everything you need to know to work any machine-appliqué pattern, large or small.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools & Materials:
  • 1 yard Soft Fuse Paperbacked Fusible Web
  • Appliqué pressing sheet or parchment paper
  • Pencil and pencil sharpener
  • Quilter’s pencil
  • Small embroidery scissors
  • Small tweezers
  • Spray starch
  • Light box (optional)
  • Sewing machine with blanket stitch functionality
  • Thread - 50/3 cotton in coordinating colors
  • Sewing machine needles - 80/12 sharp
  • Open toe appliqué foot
  • Self-threading hand-sewing needle
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stiletto
  • Circle templates
  • Mat board
  • Quilting ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Iron and small ironing board
100% Cotton Fabric (pre-wash & press):
  • Appliqué Fabric - 8-10 fat quarters of colorful prints for floral motifs
  • Inner Border - ¼ yard
  • Outer Border - ¾ yard
  • Background Block - 20” square plus a 10” square for practice (3/4 yard is enough for both squares)
  • Batting - 32” x 32” square cotton blend batting
  • Backing - 1 yard
  • Binding - ½ yard
Learn how to: 
  • Transfer an appliqué pattern
  • Apply fusible web and cut out appliqué pieces
  • Work Machine-quilting appliqué techniques
  • Assemble complex units
  • Make bias stems
What you’ll get:
  • Easy-to-follow class by expert quilter Sue Nickels, on how to raw edge applique quilting
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and downloadable PDF pattern included
  • The ability the leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
257 users recommended this class to a friend
Connie Frith
Sue is so though and a joy to listen to.
January 28, 2023
Christine Wilson
Amazing explanation!
More than 3 months ago
Suzanne Lammi
Beautiful quilt
More than 3 months ago