Sailor's Blouse
Advanced | 1 hour 36 min
Adjust the Pattern
Cut and Prep Fabric
Assemble Blouse
Add the Collar
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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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Learn Raw Edge Appliqué Quilting Reviews
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Super instruction, she covered all the little areas that confuse when you are trying to make your blouse truly wearable and professional looking. The pattern is ADORABLE, and gets me excited to all kinds of patterns to make it in. LOVED LOVED LOVE EVERYTHING AND THE BEST INSTRUCTION, that I will use over and over again, glad I can refer back with this video when I have had time in between projects since I do not sew as much as I wish too. Thank you so much instructor Gretchen Hirsch.....YOUR AWSOME!
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Carolyn Dunsmoor
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Gertie is always comprehensive, thorough in her instructions, and makes clear, concise sense.
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