Fusible Appliqué: A Tutorial, A Demo, and a Giveaway

A tutorial for two fun gift bags

This is one of the fun gift bags shown in the tutorial.

1/11/2011 – The giveaway is now closed, but this posting includes two free patterns.

While I was working in a fabric store several years ago, the manager asked me to make a quilted jacket, decorated with a fusible appliqué design from any of the books sold in the store. As I recall, I rolled my eyes at the suggestion. While I have always loved the look of appliqué and the intricacy of the designs, my patience with doing needle-turned appliqué is pretty much nonexistent. I read the directions for fusible appliqué with some trepidation, but soon realized that this was something I could manage.

Fusible applique_tutorial and giveaway_pussy willow jacket

My first fusilble appliqué project. This fun jacket features designs by Debbie Field of Granola Girl.

I choose to use the milkweed pods and pussy willows featured in Debbie Field’s great book Nature’s Way, published by Granola Girl. Her designs really spoke to me. Growing up in the woodsy part of Minnesota, we gathered pussy willows and milkweed pods and made all sorts of things out of them.  And so I created my Pussy Willow Jacket, which hung in the store long enough to get really dusty!  The Granola Girl books, and some fun tools that make fusible appliqué even easier, flew off the shelves as other sewers decided to adorn pillows, clothing, and table runners with the lovely North Woods designs.  You will see more about Debbie Field’s great patterns later in this post (oh—a giveaway hint!)

Fusible Applique Tutorial and Giveaway Gift Bags

These gift bags are fun to make, even for beginners.

You may already be very comfortable with this method of appliqué, but I know there are total beginners lurking out there.  So I am offering two very simple, free patterns of my own for you to use while learning this fun technique, and will walk you through them here.  You can create two lovely appliquéd gift bags, and you do not need any new tools.  When you are done, move on and take a look at the Cardinals in Aspens wall hanging demonstration for more tips, and to see what delights await you as your skills in this technique develop. 

Tutorial: Two Fusible Appliqué Gift Bags

Very popular with youth groups.
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Bag One: Present: Materials needed for bag size ideal for book or small gifts:

    Fusible Applique Tutorial and Giveaway Bag 1 materials

    Bag one is very minimalistic in materials and easy to make.

  • Fabric, prewashed piece about 9 by 30 inches for bag, does not have to be exact
  • 4 by 4 inch colorful fabric scrap, in color that pops off the bag (prewashed)
  • 36 inches of ¼” ribbon in contrast color
  • 4 by 4¼ inch piece of fusible product such as Heat n Bond Lite®
  • Iron, sewing machine, threads, scissors, and needle and thread to tack bow on.

Bag Two: Cupcake: Materials needed for bag size ideal for book or small gifts:

    Fusible Applique Tutorial and Giveaway Bag 2 materials

    Bag two is slightly more complex, with tracing and layering of fused shapes.

  • Fabric, prewashed piece about 15 by 18 inches for bag, does not have to be exact
  • Cupcake: 3 by 5 inch colorful fabric scrap, in color that pops off the bag (prewashed)
  • Icing: 2½ by 6 inch fabric scrap (prewashed)
  • Candle: small fabric scrap about 1½ inch by 4 inches (prewashed)
  • Flame: fabric scrap about 1 by 2 inches (prewashed)
  • 18 inches of ribbon or yarn in contrast color
  • 4 by 8 inch piece of fusible product such as Heat n Bond Lite®
  • Templates for cupcake parts from pattern below. (Click and print.)
  • Iron, sewing machine, threads, pencil, and scissors.

Bag One: Present: Assembling the bag: click any photo to enlarge

Fold bag fabric in half and press into a 9 by 15 inch rectangle, making a sharp crease. Open up and place a pin about 1½ inches up from the crease on one side to mark bottom of present. The crease will be the bottom of your gift bag (Photo 1.) Trim a ¼ inch strip off your Heat n Bond Lite® leaving a four-inch square, save strip for ribbon (Photo 2.) Following the manufacturer’s directions for iron temperature and pressing time, fuse the Heat n Bond Lite® square to the BACK side of the four inch fabric square, keeping the paper side to your iron. Do not overheat (Photo 3.)

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Peel the paper off the ‘present’ and set fusing side down on the open bag. Align bottom of ‘present’ to pin, then remove pin (Photo 4.) Fuse the ‘present’ in place (Photo 5.) Cut a four-inch length of the ribbon, and fuse the reserved piece of Heat n Bond Lite® to the back side of ribbon, with paper side of fusing material facing the iron (Photo 6.)

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Remove paper from ribbon, and fuse to the middle of the present (as shown in Photo 7.) Let cool, then set sewing machine to straight stitch with medium length, and stitch around the ‘present’ just inside the edge, catching the ends of the ribbon when you cross them (Photo 8.) If you desire, a narrow zigzag stitch could be used instead. Fold bag so that the appliqué is on the inside, and stitch the two side seams using a 3/8 inch seam allowance (Photo 9.)

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Turn bag right-side out, and press. Then turn the open edge under ¼ inch, press, turn again and press again to make a finished edge for bag. Stitch this hem in place (Photo 10.) Cut 18 inches from the remaining ribbon and reserve for tying the bag shut. Tie the 14 inch length into a bow, trimming ends as needed, and hand tack in place at the top of the ‘present’ (Photo 11.) Your gift bag is done! (Photo 12.)

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Photo 12, the completed gift bag.

Bag Two: Cupcake: Assembling the bag: click any photo to enlarge

Cupcake Gift Bag Applique Pattern (c) The Curious Quilter

To download the templates, click on the picture, then select File/Print.

Fold bag fabric in half and press into a 9 by 15 inch rectangle, making a sharp crease. Open the bag up and place a pin about 1¾ inches up from the open bag bottom to mark bottom of the cupcake. The crease will be the side of your gift bag this time (see Photo 13.) Trace the four pieces of the pattern on to your Heat n Bond Lite®, using a pencil. Place them closely, but allow at least ¼ inch of space between them (Photo 14.) Roughly cut the four pieces out, but DO NOT CUT ON THE LINES (Photo 15.)

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Following the manufacturer’s directions for iron temperature and pressing time, fuse the Heat and Bond Lite® square to the BACK side of each selected fabric piece, keeping the paper side to your iron. Do not overheat (Photo 16.) Carefully cut out each of the four pieces along the traced lines. A small scissors can be helpful for this step (Photo 17.) With the protective paper still intact, lay out the pieces on the open bag to check for placement. Adjust the marking pin’s position, if needed (Photo 18.)

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Photo 18.

Remove the appliqué pieces from the bag, and peel the paper off the ‘cupcake base’ only. Set the ‘cupcake base’ back in place, remove the marking pin, and fuse in position (Photo 19.) Peel the protective paper off the ‘cupcake icing’ and fuse in place on the bag, using the placement guide on the pattern. It should slightly cover the top edge of the ‘cupcake base’ (Photo 20.) Peel the protective paper off the ‘candle’ and fuse in place on the bag, using the placement guide on the pattern. It should overlap the ‘cupcake icing’ and appear to be stuck in the frosting (Photo 21.)

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Peel the protective paper off the ‘flame’ and fuse in place on the bag, using the placement guide on the pattern. I like it to hover slightly above the candle, or right at the edge, and I do not overlap this piece (Photo 22.) Let cool, then set sewing machine to straight stitch with medium length, and stitch around the flame, then the candle, starting and ending with a locking stitch. If you desire, a narrow zigzag stitch could be used instead for all sections of the cupcake. You may want to use a thread color to match your fabric (Photo 23.) Starting and ending with a locking stitch next to one side of the candle, stitch around the ‘cupcake icing’ to the other side of the candle (Photo 24.)

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Starting and ending with a locking stitch next to the ‘cupcake icing’, stitch around the ‘cupcake base’ to the other side (Photo 25.) Fold bag so that the appliqué is on the inside, and stitch the bottom and side seam using a 3/8 inch seam allowance (Photo 26.) Turn bag right-side out, and press. Then turn the open edge under ¼ inch, press, turn again and press again to make a finished edge for bag. Stitch this hem in place as in Photo 10, above. Your bag is complete! Use the 18 inch ribbon to tie your bag shut (Photo 27.)

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If these bags have left you interested in more items to make, my Lady Bug Mug Rug is another great simple fusible appliqué project. Or read on for more intricate ideas.

Demo: Cardinals in Aspens, techniques and tips

Granola Girl Cardinals in Aspen, a fusible applique project.

From the book "Nature's Way" - the Cardinals in Aspens are a delightful fusible project.

If making these projects has left you eager for more, or if you are already experienced in fusible appliqué and want to check out my tips, then take a look at the Cardinals in Aspens demonstration, a selection from Debbie Field’s book Nature’s Way. I first made a wall hanging version of this for a friend, but I liked it so much that I have long wanted to make one for myself. I asked Debbie if I could use it as a demonstration piece here, and she kindly agreed.

This project is assembled in very much the same manner as the Cupcake gift bag, but it has lots more pieces and layers. The demo uses a few tools that are optional, but quite handy. If you want to learn to do more complex fusible appliqué, take a look and see how straightforward it really is. While the demonstration does not include Debbie’s pattern, it is full of tips and techniques to help you create a wonderful piece on your own. Towards the end, the Cardinals in Aspen Demonstration also addresses some FAQ’s that my readers have presented about fusible appliqué.

And now, the Giveaway! 

Debbie Field

Debbie Field, creative guru of Granola Girl Designs.

First off, a super big HELLO and thank you to Debbie Field from Granola Girl Designs.  Debbie has inspired this post, and given me permission to feature her pattern in a demonstration.  On top of that, Granola Girl has generously donated three autographed books for this giveaway. 

“Take time for quilting and enjoy the outdoors. Life is full of memories. Make sure you have a nice place to keep them. Quilt it!” – Debbie Field’s signature advice to all quilters.

NOTE January 2011: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Just what can you win?

  • A copy of the book Nature’s Way, autographed by Debbie. Designs from this book are featured in the Cardinals and Aspens demo and the Pussy Willow Jacket. This book has over 20 projects from table runners to vests, wall hanging to quilts.  If you like her cardinals, you will love her chickadees!
  • And an 8½ by 11 inch sheet of Heat n Bond Lite®, with directions for use.  That’s enough to do a few gift bags or some smaller projects from the book.

You can enter through 1/10/2011, and the winners will be selected at random and announced on 1/11/2011. Two winners will be selected here on The Curious Quilter blog, and the third from my Facebook page (see below.) International entries are welcomed. There are many ways to enter—try them all:

  • Required: Leave a comment (reply) below and tell me what you want to try with fusible appliqué.
  • Visit Debbie’s Granola Girl Designs blog or the Granola Girl Designs website and find something you really like, then come back and leave another comment (reply) here, sharing it with us all. Be sure to check out the really fun set of “Home for the Holidays” patterns Debbie is sharing with her readers through the end of January 2011. Free pattern offer has ended.
  • Talk about this giveaway and link it to your blog (be sure to come back here and comment, telling me you did that!)
  • Hop over to The Curious Quilter on Facebook and leave a comment there for a chance to win the third book.

Mary, The Curious Quilter
Good luck to you all! I know that the three lucky winners will really enjoy the projects in this book as much as I have. Feel free to leave questions too, I will respond.

- Mary, The Curious Quilter


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107 Responses to Fusible Appliqué: A Tutorial, A Demo, and a Giveaway

  1. Jill H says:

    The tutorial is great & I love the Pussy Willow jacket.

  2. Karin says:

    I love the gift bag idea! What I would like to try is using fusible applique for some baby gifts for my soon-to-be nephew.

  3. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’ve never done fusible applique. The gift bags look like a great place to start.

  4. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I visited the Granola Girl Designs website & really like her new book Northwoods Flannel Quilts & Projects.

  5. Shari says:

    I’ve done fusible applique before, but would like to try that jacket! Or a little applique on a shirt or a bag… I always enjoy your blog…

  6. Martin says:

    Just how many little pieces are there on that pussy willow jacket? And you chose THAT as your first fusible project??? LOL! You are CURIOUS in more ways than one.

    Actually I downloaded the cupcake templates right away (funky little bag) as I have a book waiting to be wrapped for a birthday party tomorrow. Thanks for your timeliness.

    OK, I won your last giveaway. I do not suppose my luck will hold…

  7. Martin says:

    Debbie Field’s free Home for the Holidays has a nifty red truck, varoom, varoom. I tried to leave HER a comment too, but it did not work, alas.

  8. Jane says:

    I’ve used some simple designs on a quilt before, but would love to do some more complex wall hangings

  9. Jane says:

    So many lovely designs, but I love the wool gatherer. It’s been a great inspiration to look at her site, thank you for sharing her work with us

  10. Gill watson says:

    I would love to use the cardinal birds on something! we don’t have them in the UK so I have never seen one but they look so cute!

  11. Gill watson says:

    Granola girl is new to me but looks huge fun!
    I love her log cabin hanging and would like to try one for myself!
    Thank you for the link

  12. rebecca says:

    I enjoy applique and find that a fusible project is my
    favorite. Cutting out the center of a large piece and just leaving
    a fused edge makes the project much softer! Enjoy the blog and am
    envious of anything cardinal!!

  13. rebecca says:

    The home for the holidays block is very cool!

  14. Barbara says:

    One of my goals for 2011 is to make a landscape applique quilt of my home and yard

    Wonderful post, Mary – and I love the snow !

  15. Trish L. says:

    Oh! Cardinals In Aspen – that’s what I would like to try with the fusible.
    Love your jacket – I cut pussy willows in early Spring and bring them in the house to enjoy them all year. I even cut a bunch for my Aunt in Maine to enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Trish

  16. Trish L. says:

    Love the books on Debbies website! Anything to do with nature and the little chickadees – the pine boughs – the moose – I put her in my favorites so I can check back again.

    Hugs,
    Trish L.

  17. Barbara says:

    Raven Dance is absolutely awesome !! LOVE it

  18. DianeH says:

    I can’t wait to get started with applique! Santa just
    brought me a new sewing machine and I’ve seen such amazing applique
    on blogs that I really want to try it. Thank you for the tutorial –
    looking forward to the cardinals as well.

  19. DianeH says:

    A big thank you to Debbie, I really love her ‘woodsy’
    designs especially the chickadees kit – love the birds!

  20. Mimi says:

    Thanks for sharing – it looks like something I could manage easily!! Wish I saw this two years ago when I started an applique lap quilt for little ol’ me – let’s just say that it is still waiting to get completed!! Lol

  21. Mimi says:

    I’d like to thank Debbie and want to say that I love her outdoor designs – love the branch frames – how does she do it??!! This would be something the guys in my family would love too!

  22. Annmarie says:

    The first quilt I ever made was “Spirit of the Northwoods” form a book with the same title by Debbie. I did it as a BOM using fusible & thought nothing of zigzaging around all those reeds & pine needles. It is still my greatest quilting accomplishment to date! You can see it here:

    I’ve done lots of fusible applique using patterns since then but have never tried free hand where you iron the fusible to the fabric then using a scissors or cutter you cut pieces to create a landscape or other design. I think I’ll have to make that one of my New Years resoutions!

  23. Annmarie says:

    Lots of cool stuff in Debbie’s store but the rectangular wall quilt, “Relaxing the Day Away” caught my eye. Keep up the great designs Debbie – yo ar truly a northwoods gal!

  24. Cecilia says:

    I like the tutorial and that is a great idea for wrapping gifts instead of paper. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Cecilia says:

    I like the pattern “1st Snow” it would make a great lap quilt for my couch in the wintertime.

  26. Janet says:

    I have done a few small bits of fusible applique and always find myself getting frustrated with it. I would like to make an intermediate beginner project and really focus on it, and try to get it right.

  27. Janet says:

    I really like Debbie’s Loon Lake Snuggler.

  28. Marianne says:

    I would love to give your tutorial a try. The bags look like a fun project.

  29. Marianne says:

    I love the snowman block on Debbie’s site. Looks like a great project to try.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. J. Johnson says:

    I am very partial to the wolves running in the woods on the Granola Girl site!

  31. J. Johnson says:

    And I think I will make a gift bag tomorrow! Thanks for the contest, both Mary and Debbie!

  32. Donna says:

    What fun! A agree with Martin, that pussy willow project looks like a killer for a first step. I would love to win the book.

  33. Donna says:

    And I am IN LOVE with the quilt hangers on Granola Girl Designs… hmmm I may drop burthday gift hints to my family…

  34. Marcia W. says:

    Thank you for the information. I would like to try fusible applique on a flimsy that is my learning quilt. I keep adding to it as try out techniques. Once learn, then will move on to more complicated floral and bird appliques (which if win, can find in the book – my SIL and mother love birds and nature themes).

  35. Cardinals are my favorite. I have feeders and two pair that are at our house year round. I would love to try the Cardinals in Aspen!

  36. Marcia W. says:

    My favorite item in Debbie’s shop combines some of my favorite things: blue iris, pines, and birds.

    Plus, her blog pattern is cute for Christmas. Please enter me in the drawing. The book and fusible to start is a fantastic giveaway prize.

  37. katieQ says:

    My husband painted our bedroom and I have decided what the room really needs is a wall hanging. I think I would like to try making it with fusible applique.

  38. katieQ says:

    I love the chickadee and pine cone wall hanging.

  39. Kim Goodin says:

    I went to the site http://granolagirldesigns.blogspot.com/,
    checked on your Bio and did make the pecan cookies (they were
    great:) . I am getting back into quilting and need the instructions
    to be easy to follow. I also live in the Northwoods (Rhinelander)
    and would like to try Home for the Holiday’s. especially the
    snowman as a project for next year! Thank you.

  40. Kim Goodin says:

    I would like to try the gift bags they would be perfect for
    quick projects to keep on hand for all those parties we are invited
    to attend. Thank you.

  41. Kim Goodin says:

    http://www.granolagirldesigns.com/ Actually found a
    snowmobile pattern “Snow Fun” I need to use for our club’s raffle
    and gift exchange. Thank you for having the book giveaway or else I
    would have missed this pattern.

  42. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    I’ve got a calendar quilt I’m working on for my daughter. It was originally designed as a wall hanging, but she wanted it as a lap quilt. So I enlarged those small monthly blocks to an 8.5″X11″ size, and now all those embroidery designs can’t be done with a simple needle and embroidery floss. So I’m having to come up with some alternatives to use. I’ve never tried fusible applique, and I think that might be just the trick to tackle the problem I’ve encountered. I was hoping to have this quilt finished by Christmas, and had the 12 blocks paper-pieced as much as I could, but the embellishments have totally stymied me. My daughter knows about the quilt, and the more ideas I come up with, the more she doesn’t like them. So this just might work! Guess I need to go out and google fusible applique to see if I can find something that will work – just in case I don’t win the book or buy one in the meantime.

  43. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    Ooohhh, so glad you’re having this giveaway and I’ve decided to enter. Now that I’ve gone to the Granola Girl Design blog, I think I’ve figured out how to finish the quilt blocks I mentioned in my previous post. I’m going to get some scrap squares and try ou thte technique. I think I even have some Heat and Bond. Gonna check this out NOW! Won’t this be cool if this works? Keep your fingers crossed.

  44. Jennifer says:

    Your tutorials are always so clear, it makes a beginner like me really feel I could do this! I went out and bought some Heat and Bond ($2.19 a yard, what a deal!) so I will experiment. Thanks!

  45. Jennifer says:

    And I love the Home for the Holidays set at Debbie’s blog

  46. Sarah Schullte says:

    My trip ovber to Debbie’s store was fun! I have not done needlepunch in decades, she has some great designs, has me thinking about trying again.

    Nice tutorial, looking forward to your computer getting better so I can see the demo since I adore cardinals…

    Thanks for introducing me to Granola Girl.

  47. bonnie says:

    I have never tried fusable applique so to start with I think the cupcake might be easy

  48. I really want to add some fusible applique to some of my quilts – I love the look of patchwork and applique together.

  49. Jocelyn says:

    I have not done much with Applique, but I would love to try the fusible applique to embellish a quilt. I see so many beautiful quilts on blogs that totally inspire me. I think the time has come :-)

  50. Jocelyn says:

    What awesome patterns on Debbie’s web. I really like Grand Pine, and Worth the Hike. All of her patterns are so interesting and have so much detail.

  51. Mary says:

    Wow!!! That was your first fusible project? I am impressed. I might have to give the bags a try as I haven’t done much applique work.

  52. Mary says:

    I enjoyed all of her beautiful work, but the “Old Black Magic” caught my eye.

  53. Jean says:

    #1 Thanks Mary for the tutorial, I will be trying the cupcake bag, it is awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog for my giveaway!

  54. Jean says:

    #2 My fave at Deb Fields would have to be pattern #762 with the pines, the hammock and Adirondack chairs. When I was 7 my grandparents lived in a cabin in the Catskills and in their backyard was a hammock and 2 of these chairs…theirs were yellow, but ahhh the memories this would bring back!

  55. Jean says:

    #3- posted comment on Facebook!

  56. Angie says:

    I love the quilted jacket!….I love the Cardinals in the Aspens…hard choice!!

  57. Not sure, but I sure love your redbirds.

  58. Ann in AL says:

    Fusible would be great for the cardinal I have been wanting to do. Thanks for the tutorial.

  59. Ann in AL says:

    Check out One Log at a Time and Fishing Under the Stars patterns on the Granola Girls site. I love them!!

  60. those are such cute appliqués! i’ve been doing animal appliqués for my son and nephews, so if i won the fusible appliqué, i’m sure i’d use it for those projects!

  61. kathy h says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on the bags. It was very easy to follow the directions. I love the cupcake one the best. Would be a wonderful bag for anyone’s birthday gift.

  62. kathy h says:

    Loved so many of the patterns. the one with the loons might be my favorite but also in the home for the holidays patterns, the pickup with the tree in it is great.

  63. Melissa says:

    thanks for the great give away! I’d love to make one of those jackets like yours!

  64. Melissa says:

    Those Chickadee quilt hangers from Granola Girl Designs are crazy cute!! I’d love to have those!

  65. MJ says:

    I’m new to applique so I would like to try chickadee’s on gift bags or something like that. What a fun giveaway! Thanks

  66. MJ says:

    At Granola Girl’s site I LOVE “Autumn at the Cabin”…. very cool! (I also like the pecan cookie recipe!!! YUMM)

  67. MoeWest says:

    Your gift bags are very cute! I’m going to make a few of those. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.

  68. Jennifer says:

    I’ve made many birthday crowns with fusible applique, and for Christmas I made my youngest daughter a down comforter cover with flowers appliqued on.

  69. Jennifer says:

    I really like the “Autumn at the Cabin” design. Makes me want to move up North! I’m not particularly fond of TX seasons….

  70. Alex says:

    I LOVE your things that you made! Amazing I am not necessarily crafty but I did buy a latch hook rug kit to make last week. I haven’t started it yet, but it’s a palm tree! (NO surprise there, LOL)

  71. Cathy T. says:

    I plan to try fusible applique with my girl scout troop, as they are 13 now & ready for more adventures in sewing fun projects. Thanks for the nice little bags tutorial, I can think of sew many applications for these! I love combining outdoors themed landscape quilts with some geometric piecing as well. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  72. Cathy T. says:

    Oh my gosh,
    Visiting the “Granola Girl Designs” blog is making me sooo homesick. Her designs bring back all my childhood memories at the lake, and she is describing their daily events & even a cookie recipe. Nothing goes better together than Quilts & Cookies! I just have to make her “Home for the Holidays” pattern. Love the cabin, and the trees surrounding the clearing. Thanks for sharing & offering us this chance to win the book.

  73. PAULA says:

    Woww great idea to wrapp gifts, instead of using paper ;)
    Tks fr this GREAT giveaway!

  74. Shelley C says:

    Fusible applique is something I’d like to do more of. I have made a few things with fusible, but always wonder if I’m using the right product for the project. I want to make wallhangings for one thing; seasonal ones that wouldn’t get alot of washing or handling. Can today’s fusibles stand up to washing? Hope the book answers that.
    Those pussy willows are so lovely on the jacket….I need me a pussy willow project! :)

  75. Shelley C says:

    I like that she has wool kits available. Wool applique is something I’d like to try…no edges to turn under! :) I won a kit last month that I’m very anxious to start! I may graduate to one of her more advanced designs….

  76. Kerry says:

    I would love to try some gift bags and have them ready for
    next Christmas! Hugs, Kerry

  77. Kerry says:

    I love all the Home for the Holidays blocks, especially the
    one of bringing the Christmas tree home in the pick up truck! Hugs,
    Kerry

  78. SewLindaAnn says:

    What I want to try with fusible applique is a series of trees through the seasons. I want it to be in a very artsy way and have started drawing it out, but haven’t got the fabrics and artsy stuff figured out yet.

  79. SewLindaAnn says:

    While I love the Raven’s Dance, my favorite pattern is “Relax the Day Away” I can imagine being there. Love the trees and serene background.

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  81. Rae says:

    Honnestly, I want to do ANYthing with fusible applique. I’ve done very little applique in the past—just super simple shapes that I could zig-zag over the edges with my machine.

    This looks even simpler!

  82. Renee G says:

    I would like to try making a Christmas Tree skirt with this methodology.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  83. I have always been a little leery of machine applique because I just can’t get the stitch up against the edge. Great tutorials to help. Would love to do some banners and flags with this.

  84. I visited Debbie’s store – love the Northwood Flannels book – lots of great projects and quilts.

  85. Judy Currie says:

    I went to Granola Girl Designs and fell in love with her hand-written pattern for Home For The Holidays. That really intrigued me as it is so rare to find anything hand written anymore. Very worth mentioning also was a picture of her deck (first snow) and the American flag. Very inspiring and worthy of posting all year – maybe she could do Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer pictures of the flag – Very Stunning. Judy C in NC

  86. Judy Currie says:

    I truly would love to try reverse applique. I have seen tutorials, it looks easy, but I am afraid of it so far. More information about this process would definitely be helpful to me. Love your giveaway and hope I will be a finalist !!! Judy C in NC

  87. coolquilting says:

    Hi- I would like to try the Cardinals in Aspen- it would be nice as the wall hanging but would also be nice on a gift bag or tote bag and then the cardinals would get to go everywhere!

  88. VickiT says:

    Great tutorials. Thank you. The gift bags are always something nice since it’s a reusable gift along with what you put inside too.
    What I’ve always been very intrigued by is the vines and flowers on quilts. I’m not sure if that’s necessarily fusible applique or not but I know I’d love to learn that technique. I also would love to do some cute appliqued summer shirts for my granddaughter for this year.

  89. Colleen says:

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I would like to try fusible applique on some holiday stockings for next year. Maybe some winter birds.

  90. Colleen says:

    I love the granola girls blog and already follow it. I loved her holiday pattern she shared w/ everyone!

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  92. JANET SCHMICK says:

    great giveaway. I really think I’ll make the bags as I always use bags instead of gift wrap

  93. JANET SCHMICK says:

    granola girls is great really like the home for the holidays quilt

  94. Linda says:

    LOVE TO TRY IT ON SOME VALENTINE APPLIQUE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  95. Linda says:

    GRANOLA GIRL SAYS HELLO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

  96. Nancy Sue says:

    Thank you for the great tutorial. You make it look easy :) I would like to try fusible applique on an alphabet quilt for my son!

  97. Nancy Sue says:

    I love the borders used on Snow Fun ,Relax the Day Away, and Autumn at the Cabin patterns!

  98. lisa overby blosser says:

    Thank you so much for this cool idea— my kids constantly need birthday gift bags and such— and this will be a fun way to use up some of my “extra” fabric. I would love to win your give away…. thanks for having a drawing.

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