We recently visited Lori Holt in the Cozy Cottage where she recorded another 3 part series with us! In this series, Lori teaches us how to go from start to finish to make a 6″ applique block. The block she is making is from her newest sewing series, the Sew Simple Shapes Series hosted on her blog Bee in my Bonnet, where Lori is making a quilt using all of her Sew Simple Shapes applique templates!
Here’s what you need to prepare your applique:
- 5″ squares to piece your background (Lori used the Bee Backgrounds 5″ Stacker)
- Fabric for your applique pieces (Lori used her collection Farm Girl Vintage for Riley Blake Designs)
- A set of Sew Simple Shapes (Lori used the Fruit Salad Sew Simple Shapes for the applique piece in the video)
- Sewing interfacing
- Design Board
- Scissors or seam ripper
- Point Turner
- Bias Tape Maker
- Embroidery Floss (optional but adds dimension to the applique)
What you’ll need to applique your piece by hand:
What you’ll need to machine applique the piece:
- Seams Sew Easy! Seam Guide
- Applique pins (and pin bowl to hold them)
How to Prepare Your Applique
Get started on the applique process as Lori shows you how to go from fabric and simple shapes to dimensional pieces ready to glue onto your block (see the full video tutorial HERE)!
How to Applique by Hand
A once daunting skill is made easy as Lori shows you tips and tricks to applique your pieces onto your block by hand (see the full video tutorial HERE)! All you need is some thread and applique needles and you’ll be on your way to a gorgeous hand appliqued piece.
How to Machine Applique
Not a big fan of hand applique? Lori’s got you covered! Machine applique gives you the same results and is great for beginners. Just grab some applique pins and your seam guide and follow along with Lori (see the full video tutorial HERE)!
Share your projects with us!
Make your own applique blocks in Lori Holt’s Sew Simple Shapes series sew along! Be sure to tag @fatquartershop and @beelori1 and use the #sewsimpleshapes hashtag so we can see and share your work! And all of these images can be repinned on Pinterest so you can share this project with your friends or save it for later!