Needle-Turn Appliqué Quilting Video

The Fons & Porter staff explain how to do needle-turn appliqué. You’ll discover that this technique for hand-stitching the edges of appliqués isn’t has hard as you might think. But be warned: once you learn the technique, you might become addicted! If you’re interested in learning more about appliqué – raw-edge, prepared-edge, and needle-turn – check out The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop book!

About Needle-Turn Appliqué

Learn How To Do This Quilting Technique

The Fons & Porter staff shows you how using short, small stitches hides your seams without gathering them in your needle applique. If you’re looking for another quilting video tutorial on a particular technique, check out our Sew Easy lessons to find it there.

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6 thoughts on “Needle-Turn Appliqué Quilting Video

  1. I love this technique and enjoyed the demo for the points. Apparently I fell into some rusty habits. Thanks for the reminder. Is the rule of thumb to use thread that matches the top fabric, rather than the base fabric?

  2. I use a small table-top-size ironing board with the legs removed for my work surface. It fits across the arms of my recliner and offers a surface not only for my work, but a place for my supplies. I can even use it to stick pins and extra needles in, like a big pin cushion. I can press on it, as well.