Sew and Turn Applique Quilt Blocks
Sew and Turn Applique Quilt Blocks
Sew and Turn Applique is the easiest way to create beautiful applique designs. The applique is soft
and puffy. Beautiful decorative stitching is used to hold the applique pieces in place. The block is then lined and quilted. Creating beautiful applique quilt as you go blocks with a traditional look, hasn’t been easier.
This lesson is the basic lesson to be used for all the Sew and Turn Applique Quilt Blocks.
What You Will Need To Make Your Sew And Turn Applique Quilt Blocks:
Tear Away Stabilizer
Temporary Adhesive Spray (Madeira MSA1100)
Cut Away Stabilizer
Plain quilters cotton for the block and lining Thin batting
Printed quilters cotton for the applique
Let’s Get Started
The block is made in two hoopings. The first hooping is to create the applique pieces.
Load the applique pieces design onto your machine.
Hoop 2 layers of tear away stabilizer. Use 1 color throughout the applique pieces design. Stitch the first col- or stop. This creates a dieline of all the applique pieces. Spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive spray. Place pieces of printed fabric over the pieces, making sure the fabrics don’t overlap each other. Next cover the pieces with a piece of thin fabric, such as thin white polycotton. Stitch the next color. Cut the pieces
out leaving a narrow seam around each design. Remove the stabilizer. Cut a slit into the thin white poly cotton. Snip the seams along any curves and sharp pointed corners. Turn the pieces right side out through the opening in the poly cotton. Press with a steam iron.
Now for the block. Hoop 1 layer of cut away stabilizer. Stitch the first color. This is the block die line. Cut a piece of batting 2 inches larger than the actual size of the block. Cut a piece of plain quilters cotton the same size as the batting. Spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive spray and position the batting over the die line. Hand press in place. Spray the batting with temporary adhesive spray and position the quilters
cotton onto the batting. Hand press in place. Stitch the next color. This holds the batting-fabric sandwich in place.
Stitch the next color. I have used white thread up to this point. This is the applique die line. Spray the area with temporary adhesive spray. Position the applique pieces over the die lines. Change thread color on your machine and stitch the applique pieces in place.
*NOTE: Some designs might have embroidered detail. Follow the color chart. On the color chart the applique die line is marked as _die line. The decorative stitching of the applique pieces are also marked as such eg
_Flower Petals or _Tulip bud or _leaves. All applique decorative stitching has an _ before the name part. Be sure to go through the color chart be- fore stitching the block.
Once all the applique pieces are in place and any embroidered details have been stitched, we are now ready to add the block backing. Remove the hoop from the machine. Turn it over and lightly spray the stabilizer.
Cut another piece of quilters cotton the same size as the one used for the block top. Place over the stitched area and hand press in place. Put the hoop back into the machine and stitch the last color of the design
And Then You Are Done!!!
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