Get luscious colors and textures in your quilts with 12 all new projects from Piece O' Cake Designs. Best-selling authors Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins add felted wool applique to crisp cottons and linens for added dimension on quilts and home decor. Easy to stitch and easier to love, wool applique has no edges to turn under, making it ideal for beginners and experienced quilters! From picking the best supplies to hand stitching methods and quilt finishing tips, you'll learn it all. Use wool in surprising new ways!
- Cotton and linen pair with felt for deeper dimensions
- Includes quilts, pillows, table runners, and a zippered pouch
- From best-selling authors behind Piece O' Cake Designs
- All-new designs! 12 colorful projects with felted wool applique
Becky Goldsmith has spent many years thinking, learning, and teaching color and quilt design. She and Linda Jenkins started the quilt pattern company Piece O' Cake Designs in 1994. She lives in Sherman, Texas, with her husband. pieceocake.com
Contents Acknowledgments and Dedication Introduction Getting Started Basic Supplies * About Fabric Requirements * Borders Felted Wool, Cotton, and Linen Felted Wool or Wool Felt? * Cotton * Linen Preparing To Stitch Felted Wool Preparation * Always Use Fusible Web for Felted Wool Applique * The Best Threads to Use with Felted Wool * Cotton and Linen Fabric Preparation * Design and Audition General Applique Instructions Preparing Cotton and Linen Backgrounds * Making the Applique Templates * Using Templates for Fusible Applique * Using the Templates on Cotton to Applique with Attitude * Making the Positioning Overlay * Using the Positioning Overlay * Finger-press * Pressing and Trimming the Blocks Stitches for Appliqueing with Felted Wool Choose Thread * The Blanket Stitch * Embellish With A Stem Stitch Special Techniques for Appliqueing with Felted Wool Outer Points * Inner Points * Curves and Circles Applique with Attitude on Cotton The Running Stitch Finishing Techniques Finishing the Quilt * Quilting Felted Wool * Continuous Bias Binding * Straight-Grain Binding from Strips * Sewing Binding to the Quilt * Corded Binding Projects Blue Basket Yoyo Garden Foot Warmer Fruitful Market Basket Strawberry Zip Bag Strawberry Pincushions Kitchen Quilts Leafy Pillows Leafy Table Topper Jamestown Avenue Tulips Do The Polka Yoyo Basket Vintage Gone Modern About the Authors Resources