Ultimate Applique Reference Tool Annie Smith


71MBg469nqL._AC_UL320_ML3_ Pub: C&T Publishing

Get started today with hand and machine appliqué! Sharing her passion for appliqué, experienced teacher and author Annie Smith teaches you everything you need to know to sew the quilt of your dreams! This colorful guide to hand and machine appliqué includes step-by-step techniques, plus advice on fabric selection, choosing supplies, and working with templates. Gain the confidence to design your own applique blocks and quilts, or flip to find several pretty patterns to get you stitching. Beautiful designs, better results! Appliqué expert Annie Smith shows you the way. Learn appliqué by hand or machine, with tips on appliqué elements and embellishments. Use the included patterns to practice–then start designing your own appliqué blocks and quilts


My review

This is an handy little book to have on your craft shelf.

I loved the dedication, which gives confidence and  tells you to believe you can do it and do it well.

From start to finish, the author gives great advice, superb ideas and encourages you to become a designer of your own project.

From choosing fabric, tools needed and other information, you can create a beautiful handmade quilt. One that can be handed down your family for generations and one that be a showstopping piece for your home.

I loved how she included a piece on Creativity and Designing, it is an interesting read and is good for beginners who feel a little overwhelmed.

There is a section on copyright, encouraging you not to copy other peoples work but to use them for inspiration and come up with your own unique and individual flair.

The templates that are included are useful, simple but very very practical.

For every quilter, this book is invaluable. It is highly recommended and, for me, it will be forever at my side.


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About the Author

Annie Smith’s quilt pattern company, SimpleArts, has evolved from a small family business to an global online presence, reaching more than a million households. She teaches appliqué techniques at national and international quilt guilds and lives near San Jose, California.







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