Is it possible? Fusible appliqué that's soft and drapey--and easy? Yes it is, and Pat Sloan shows you how. An extremely popular teacher and designer with a huge online radio show following, Pat shares her fusible techniques for machine-stitched quilts that are as delightful to touch as they are pleasing to the eye. You'll love what you're about to create!
- Projects range from wall hangings to banners to bed quilts, all with Pat's fresh and cheery style
- Gain confidence and get all your questions answered--Pat shares loads of tips throughout
- Own the first in a series of "Teach Me" books from one of the world's best quilting coaches
Pat Sloan is a well-known teacher of quilting techniques. This is her 31st book and is for those applique enthusiasts or beginners interested in new ideas and techniques for their work. Making applique soft and drapey is often a challenge, but you'll learn how from this book. Eight fun, happy and easy-to-make projects are included - quilts, cushions, banners and wallhangings. Pat's ideas and instructions are clearly set out. She wants us to "feather your nest with these projects and make your home beautiful". Martingale's photographer, Brent Kane, has once again produced detailed close-ups to go with Pat Sloan's clear instructions. The directions are interspersed with quirky quotes - "Who doesn't like doughnuts? Even better, fusible-web doughnuts are calorie-free!" Or how about - "Being creative is not a hobby, it is a way of life". There are great ideas in this book; I can't wait to get started! Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Applique is the first in a series of Teach Me books published by Martingale.
Review excerpted from The Applique Society Newsletter, May/June 2015
I am sure some of you are curious to learn more about [Pat's] Soft & Simple Fusible Applique method. If that is the case, then you will want to pick up a copy of her new book. Inside you will find clearly written instructions. To help illustrate each step along the way there are plenty of detailed photographs. The eight projects found in the book will help you work through the lessons. The projects range in size from wall hanging to bed quilts. Another feature I like in the book is called "Up Close and Beautiful". These items appear at the end of the project and contain detailed photos of different areas of the project plus Pat's comments on how she approached the quilting. These hints and tips are fantastic and serve as a nice lesson as to why a certain type of motif was used. This applique method is sure to be a success. I know anyone that has been hesitant to try fusible applique will like this method, I know I did.
Pat Sloan is a quilt designer, author, teacher, podcast show producer and host, and fabric designer. Her passion for making quilts, sharing quilts, and talking with quilters about quilts is limitless. Pat hosts several Internet groups where quilters share on a daily basis, sew together, and have fun. She also writes about quilting on her blog.Visit Pat's website
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