The second episode of Mary Mulari’s Applique—Large & Small, is this week’s Sewing With Nancy online featureWatch on PBSonline, or on DVD and you’ll be inspired to personalize clothing and gear! There are five techniques featured during the show, a full 1/2-hour of sewing enlightenment!

Applique Chips

The first applique technique features chips. Fabric scraps are cut even smaller and then placed on mesh fabric to create an artistic piece to applique. This project is perfect for quilters and stitchers who save their leftover chips, even the ones too small to really save! Anyone can be an applique artist with bits and pieces of fabric.


Mary Mulari's Applique Large & Small Sewing With Nancy



Serger Applique

Building appliques at the serger is not the usual way to use this machine, but the uniform and noticeable edging adds another feature. This may be your discovery of a new way to use your serger.


Mary Mulari's Applique–Large & Small Sewing With Nancy



Framed Applique

A small applique design can be attractive and interesting on its own but it takes on added prominence when it gets framed. There are many ways to build frames—not with wood, but with fabric. The techniques are easy, clever, and attractive.


Mary Mulari's Applique–Large & Small Sewing With Nancy



Textured Applique

Texture adds appeal to applique designs—surfaces look more interesting with a few wrinkles. By stitching fabric to a specialty fabric designed to shrink, we have an easy way to produce appliques with distinct style, whether they’re large or small.


Mary Mulari's Applique–Large & Small Sewing With Nancy



Chevron Applique

The classic chevron pattern creates a striking applique design, easily covering large spaces such as pillow covers. Learn an easy way to cut the chevron shapes from fabric fused with paper-backed fusible web and use the technique for small travel bags or larger projects.


 Mary Mulari's Applique–Large & Small Sewing With Nancy



13 Clever Applique Techniques with 25+ Applique Designs

Mary’s book, Applique—Large & Small, is filled with ideas, plus a pull-out insert with the actual designs. What more could you ask for?

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

For a chance to win a copy of Mary’s book, Applique—Large & Small, let me know which applique is your favorite from this blog post and last week’s blog post.

Mary Mulari's Applique Large & Small Sewing With Nancy

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Last week I mentioned the reason that Mary was guest and host of Sewing With Nancy was because I was recovering from an illness. I’m pleased to say that after an extended break, I’m back in the saddle and doing well. Thank you for all of your kind comments.

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The first applique technique features chips. Fabric scraps are cut even smaller and then placed on mesh fabric to create an artistic piece to applique. This project is perfect for quilters and stitchers who save their leftover chips, even the ones too small to really save! Anyone can be an applique artist with bits and pieces of fabric.



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