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Free Applique Quilt Instructions

Choose your favorite technique from the list below.

Turned Edge Applique using Glue Stick

This technique will allow you to make all your pieces, glue them together and then stitch the entire piece at one time, or in sections. Use the paper pattern as a reference to keep everything in line, cut up the freezer paper pattern adhere to your fabric to cut around and make perfect turned edges. If you want the black outline look as in the color pictures you can use a black satin stitch or close zigzag stitch.

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Raw Edge with Fusible Web

This technique will require fusible web. Cut all of your pieces very precisely so that they all fit together snug or overlap. Build the applique directly on the paper pattern and keep everything in place before you fuse it to the background. Then stitch as needed based on the applique's intended use. If you want the black outline look as in the color pictures you can use a black satin stitch or close zigzag stitch.

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Raw Edge Fusible Web with Spaces

This technique is very similar to the Raw Edge with Fusible Web, but cut all your pieces smaller so that there will be an open space between each fabric piece. Fuse the pattern pieces onto black or a contrasting color that will give the illusion of intricate lines on your patter. Gives your piece a stained glass look.

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