It’s time to explore options for the decorative sewing art of appliqué. Mary Mulari, a creative genius when it comes to embellishments, developed appliqué ideas both large and small for a 2-part Sewing With Nancy series. This week you’ll find this program as the online feature. Watch Applique—Large & Small on PBS, online, or on DVD and you’ll be inspired to personalize clothing and gear!
Here’s what’s in store for you to learn!
Silk Leaf & Flower Applique
The first new creative option uses silk leaves or flowers from a craft store. The large version is an ivory wreath great for wall décor. Or make a small version with floral appliqués on a little girl’s shirt.
Applique with Knits
Knits and appliques are a perfect duo. You’ll learn tips on how to choose fabrics that have compatible stretch, use new stitching ideas, and fusing techniques.
Quilters’ Cuts for Applique
Fabric shapes cut on a die cut machine are perfect for applique artists as well as quilters. Fabric is first fused and then cut on the machine with specially designed dies so there’s no scissors cutting needed. With this time-saving device we can get right to the creative business of applique.
Wool Thread Applique
Enhance simple applique shapes with a prominent textured edging created with wool thread. This is your chance to experiment with the variety of decorative stitches on your sewing machine. You’ll be impressed by the extra dimension and stylish stitches.
Applique in Layers
Create an applique with impact using a grouping of three floral designs in different sizes. Or, choose to make a single layer flower on the corner of a scarf. Let’s explore the possibilities!
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?
If you watched the show online and didn’t find me, Nancy, at the helm of Sewing With Nancy, you might wonder what happened! No, I’m not trying to compete with Waldo, rather I was recovering from a rather serious illness and needed time to rest. What better person to fill the job than my most frequent Sewing With Nancy guest and dear friend Mary Mulari. Not to worry, I’m almost back to my old self and once again I’ve returned to my favorite classroom, the Sewing With Nancy studio.
Watch Sewing With Nancy Online!
Thank you for your votes for your favorite scarves. The random winner of the book, Sew Amazing Scarves is Terry Morrison who said, I just LOVE the bejeweled scarf !!
Bye for now,