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The Modern Applique Workbook: Easy Invisible Zigzag Method * 11 Quilts to Round Out Your Skills

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This comprehensive guide by Jenifer Dick, proves that appliqu? is no longer an unattainable goal. Inside, the author reveals her signature Invisible Zigzag Appliqu? method with in-depth information, troubleshooting tips, and plenty of helpful hints. In addition, visual step-by-step instructions show you how to design, prepare, and sew an appliqu? quilt. Intuitive and easy to follow, the book is organized into five parts showcasing 11 modern quilt projects. Each project uses a variety of preparation methods ...
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Overview

This comprehensive guide by Jenifer Dick, proves that appliqué is no longer an unattainable goal. Inside, the author reveals her signature Invisible Zigzag Appliqué method with in-depth information, troubleshooting tips, and plenty of helpful hints. In addition, visual step-by-step instructions show you how to design, prepare, and sew an appliqué quilt. Intuitive and easy to follow, the book is organized into five parts showcasing 11 modern quilt projects. Each project uses a variety of preparation methods providing plenty of opportunity to test out your new skills.
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Editorial Reviews

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The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick for Stash Books, includes 11 inspiring modern quilt projects to help build your skills and simple step-by-step instructions to let you create perfect blocks that mimic fine hand applique.

Learn the innovative Invisible Zigzag Machine Applique method from start to finish.
--FabShop News; 1/7/14

03/10/2014 connectingthreads.com
I love this book because she teaches us how to use the invisible zigzag applique method from start to finish, and the included 11 quilt projects are truly inspiring with the unique applique pieces. She covers a variety of techniques as well, taking the fear out of trying different applique for the first time.
1/7/14 FabShop News
The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick for Stash Books, includes 11 inspiring modern quilt projects to help build your skills and simple step-by-step instructions to let you create perfect blocks that mimic fine hand applique.

Learn the innovative Invisible Zigzag Machine Applique method from start to finish.

03/10/2014 Generation Q Magazine
Jenifer's techniques are just one part of this colorful, appealing book. You'll also find tried-and-true practical advice on working with applique, clearly written instructions and fresh, fun projects to exercise your new-found appli-confidence.
03/24/2014 The Portland Modern Quilt Guild
Overall the technique described is one I would definitely go back to time and again, and there are more than enough projects I love in this book to make me want to own it.
March/April 2014 Generation Q Magazine
Ok, finally! We knew applique would eventually pique our modern imaginations, but we also wondered about the skill and patience required of the most traditional hand techniques and whether we'd be able to tolerate it all to accomplish those luscious shapes and infinite designs. (There is a good reason why applique is known as The "A" Word.) Jenifer solves this problem with a detailed exploration of a freezer-paper technique for creating the shapes and machine stitching. Yes, you need the book for this approach because she gives so much detail on what products work best and tips for managing the process.

Then there are the projects! This fun blend of modern, hip and interesting quilts come in mostly small sizes. The exception, cover quilt Star Bright, is one of our special favorites for its sassy use of funky prints. (Oh, in case we haven't quite sold you yet on making the investment, we should also say that Angela Walters quilted these beauties.)

May 2014 Australian Homespun Magazine
Until recently, most quilts made in the modern style have been patchwork, but with Jennifer Dick's latest book, applique can now take center stage. It's an excellent primer on machine applique. Jennifer focuses on her preferred technique: preparing shapes with freezer paper, then stitching them using clear, invisible polyester thread. She walks readers through each step involved with lots of close-up photographs and tips to help, such as how to achieve really sharp points. Machine applique using a variety of alternative stitches is covered, but not in as much detail. Instructions and full-size patterns (on a pull-out sheet inside the back cover) are provided for 11 projects. Most of them are wallhanging size - the example shown in our photograph is 40 in. square - in keeping with the notion that, when you're learning something new, a small project is a sensible option. Hone your skills and you'll soon be creating king-sized quilts!
June 2014 Australian Homespun Magazine
The Modern Applique Workbook, by Jennifer Dick, gives detailed guidance on invisible machine applique using freezer paper, several other machine-applique techniques, plus full instructions for 11 exciting quilt projects with a modern design aesthetic.
Library Journal
01/01/2014
Quiltmaker and blogger Dick (Stories in Stitches) was drawn to the look of appliqué but found traditional techniques too fussy. After a demonstration at a quilt guild meeting, she found a solution: freezer-paper appliqué using invisible polyester thread to machine sew the pieces. In this guide, Dick explains her methods step-by-step, using a practice project for beginners to follow, describing each stage and including photographs to highlight important details. After giving readers enough information to master the basics, she moves on to more advanced strategies, followed by a variety of ideas incorporating machine appliqué. The projects are in a modern, minimalist style and focus on geometric shapes, but the lessons taught here are appropriate for traditional machine appliqué as well. VERDICT Like the author, many quilters may feel that appliqué is too difficult to attempt, but this technique is accessible to any quilters or sewists with basic patchwork skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607057635
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 457,147
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenifer Dick began quilting in 1993. In 2001, she discovered appliqué and has been speaking about it and teaching ever since. She has authored four books and her work has been published in various books and magazines. Jenifer lives in Missouri with her family.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword

Appliqué and Modern Design

Part I: Invisible Zigzag Appliqué
Tools and Supplies
Preparing the Fabric
Standard Freezer Paper Preparation
Invisible Zigzag Appliqué

Part II: Alternatives to Invisible Zigzag Appliqué
Thread
Stitches

Part III: Advanced Preparation Techniques
Layered Patterns
Reverse Appliqué
Reversing the Pattern
Precise Placement
Pieced Appliqué Shapes
Appliqué on a Pieced Block
Bias and Straight/Cross Grain Tape
Modifying a Commercial Pattern

Part IV: Finishing the Appliqué Quilt
Quilting
Binding

Part V: The Projects
Mod
Baskets
Birds
Flame
Trees
Cascade
Geese
Fall
Star Bright
Kisses
Fish

Resources
About the Author

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