Back-Basting Appliqué, Step by Step - By Hand or Machine

by Barbara J. Eikmeier
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Learn to easily and accurately baste shapes in place for needle-turn or machine applique--by working from the wrong side of the fabric. No marks on the front! This step-by-step book teaches the basics and beyond. Novice and experienced quilters alike will enjoy adding these applique techniques to their tool kits.

  • Follow the easy-to-use lesson format with step-by-step photos; tips and hints appear throughout
  • Master skill-building applique techniques, such as working with layered and overlapped appliques
  • Create seven unique projects, including table toppers, wall hangings, and a beautiful banner

by Barbara J. Eikmeier
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
June 4th, 2013

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California Bookwatch, August 2013

Back-Basting Applique Step by Step By Hand or Machine teaches those with some basic applique skills how to baste shapes in place by working from the wrong side of the fabric to eliminate marks in front. It provides novices and those with experience with new techniques provided in a lesson format with step-by-step photos throughout, and teaches how to work with layered and overlapped appliques, using seven different projects to explore the options. The result is an outstanding needlework book highly recommended for any seeking new techniques and different results from applique work!
Review from Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, December/January 2014

Learn a new way to baste applique working from the wrong side of the fabric - no marking required! This technique is suitable for needle-turn or machine applique and is outlined in step-by-step photos. Novice and experienced quilters alike will have plenty to learn from this clever book. Seven unique projects are included.
Review from Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Volume 23

This step-by-step guide from That Patchwork Place is a perfect introduction to back-basting applique for beginner patchworkers. All the tips and techniques necessary for accurate basting to prepare for neddleturn or machine sewing are here. Starting with the basics, applique aficionado Barb Eikmeier clearly describes back-basting methods for a range of applique shapes and styles, resulting in flawless designs. The six projects include the contemporary "Korean Roof Tiles Wall Hanging" and a cute and bright hexagonal "Owl Table Topper", both of which utilize and build upon the techniques taught in the first half of the book. Extremely approachable and informative... look for it at your local bookstore or online.

Barbara J. Eikmeier

Barbara Eikmeier loves all quilt styles but has a special affinity for appliqué quilts. She learned to sew at a young age in 4-H and began quilting in earnest after her marriage in 1984. Quilting became Barb's portable career as she moved around the United States and to South Korea for her husband's job as an Army officer.

Barb conducts lectures and workshops for quilt guilds. She's a member of the American Quilt Study Group, the Appliqué Society, and her local guild, Sunflower Piecemakers Quilt Guild. She lives in Lansing, Kansas, with her husband and an ever-changing entourage of family pets.

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