Appliqué (Interfacing) Quilting Video

This quilted appliqué technique works well for large shapes with smooth edges.

Getting Started

For large shapes with fairly smooth edges, this appliqué technique works well. Fusing pieces to the background eliminates the need for basting.

Photo A

Photo B

Photo C

1. Trace quilt appliqué shape onto fusible interfacing; cut out about 1/2″ outside of drawn line.(Photo A)

2. Position interfacing atop appliqué with fusible side of interfacing against right side of fabric. Stitch on drawn line through both layers. (Photo B)

3. Trim away excess fabric, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Cut a slit in interfacing to turn appliqué piece. (Photo C)

4. Turn piece right side out, place on non-stick appliqué pressing sheet, and press shape flat. (Photo D)

5. Lay out pieces on background fabric and fuse in place. (Photo E)

6. Appliqué pieces to background using either a hand or machine stitch.


Photo D

Photo E

Sew Smart™
For curved pieces, clip curves OR trim seam allowance with pinking shears to make the piece lie flat when it is turned right side out.

Download free printable instructions for Interfacing Quilt Appliqué

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