Applique, Blog Tour, Giveaway!

Today it’s our privilege to take part in a blog tour celebrating The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick, just out from our friends at Stash Books.

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The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick

But first I want to tell you about Jenifer’s connection to Quiltmaker: She designed Mod Posies for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8.

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Mod Posies by Jenifer Dick for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8

She even made the cover! Look right there in the center.

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So it seemed only natural that we’d reciprocate and help to get the word out about The Modern Applique Workbook. This is the final day of the blog tour so perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about the book. It’s a keeper.

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Jenifer blogs at

It’s as if someone said, “Let’s introduce applique to a whole new batch of quilters,” and Jenifer answered the call. Her easy writing and brief, crystal-clear instructions will guide you to successful, enjoyable applique whether or not you consider yourself a “modern” quiltmaker.

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And Jenifer isn’t married to only one applique method. In addition to invisible machine applique, she offers options for using different stitches and different thread to give your applique a one-of-a-kind look if that’s what you want. Two interesting variations are pictured above.

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“Mod” by Jenifer Dick from The Modern Applique Workbook

The 11 projects come only after Jenifer has guided you to make a practice block. The projects are decidedly modern, i.e. their shapes are clean and simple, solids play a major role, and they have wide open negative space for lots of great quilting.

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“Trees” by Jenifer Dick from The Modern Applique Workbook

The quilting itself is a reason to check out The Modern Applique Workbook. The well-known Angela Walters lent her quilting expertise to these designs and they’re richer for it. You’ll find plenty of fresh ideas for quilting in these pages.

Do check out these other great bloggers who were also part of this blog tour. You’ll find all sorts of interesting ideas.

Bonnie Hunter
Amy Smart
Angela Walters
Debbie Grifka
Tammie Schaffer
Casey York
Deb Rowden
Melissa Thompson Maher
Shea Henderson

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Purchase The Modern Applique Workbook signed by the author.

Let’s have a giveaway of The Modern Applique Workbook. For your chance to win, leave a comment before the end of Monday, February 24 CST telling us if you’ve tried applique and what your experience was. We’ll announce the winner here after notifying her by email.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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161 Responses to Applique, Blog Tour, Giveaway!

  1. KimberJ says:

    I have done appliqué but never with invisible thread. I am ridiculously self taught and all before web tutorials so I’ve made lots of booboos but learned a lot too. This book could save me loads of future oops!

  2. Anne Passafiume says:

    I have tried most types of applique – needleturn, fusible, raw edge – I enjoy them all

    Thanks for the chance to win this book

  3. Judy says:

    I have tried applique years ago on some small projects and have one project that I need to finish. I do like applique and want to make more projects using it as I always think it is beautiful.

  4. Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) says:

    I love satin stitch applique, and blanket stitch applique, but am always looking for new methods and tips!

  5. MaryJean Shields says:

    I haven’t done a lot of machine appliqué but I am interested in learning more about it..I do love modern quilting….

  6. Toni A. says:

    I have a WIP needle-turned project that needs a boost. Maybe this book will do it.
    Thanks for the drawing.

  7. Toni A. says:

    I have a WIP needle-turned applique that needs a boost. Maybe this book will do it.
    Thanks for the drawing.

  8. Joyce K says:

    Applique is new frontier for me. I have tried different methods but I really want to try a new method with more modern designs. This book looks like the answer. Can’t wait to win it.

  9. Sheral Brewer says:

    I have tried applique and love doing the hand work. I still need a lot of practice but overall was impressed how it turned out. Love your work.

  10. Janie says:

    I have tried and liked needle turn applique. I would like to try the fusible method using a blanket stitch on my machine, but I am not sure how long the applique pieces would stay on using this method. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I have tried fused raw edge applique and needle turned applique. I like the applique that is turned better, but the fused is so easy. My stitching is improving and my last project turned out nice. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  12. Annaleena says:

    I have tried applique. I think it’s very relaxing. I have tried freezer paper, fusing and needle turn methods. I think I would have some use for this book. Thanks for a chance.

  13. ritainalaska says:

    love applique … am happy to sit and draw out the parts and pieces, to cut them out, paste them on and stitch them up. love jenifer’s patterns! thanx for the chance to win a copoy of her new book!

  14. Tabitha Keener says:

    I’ve tried it a couple of times, but I’m very new to quilting/sewing so it didn’t come out quite right. I love everything I see in this book and would love a chance to win a copy. Hopefully it can help me learn to do it like a pro! Thanks for a chance.

  15. Sue C says:

    (I hope this isn’t a repeat!) I have appliquéd a few things, but am still very much a newbie with a lot to learn and needing much more practice. I love the way appliqué looks on my nine grandchildren.

  16. Carol W says:

    I’ve done some appliqué and always enjoyed it. I like the clean designs in this book.

  17. Sue C says:

    I have done a few appliqué projects, but I am still very much a newbie to appliqué. I do love the look, and love to appliqué things for my nine grandchildren. I want to learn more about it and try to get better at the process.

  18. Dorothy Hall says:

    Have done some applique and would love to win this and try some more.

  19. Claudia says:

    Yes, I’ve done applique…lots in fact. But there is always something new to learn. I love that quilt on the cover.

  20. LindaJ says:

    I love appliqué! I usually use freezer paper to hand appliqué but I’d love to learn some new techniques.

  21. Nancy K says:

    Yes I have, but I’d love to learn about the invisible zigzag method!

  22. Deb says:

    I’ve tried it but I’m not the best at all. I need some help I think!

  23. Elizabeth Bolton says:

    I have done a teensy weensy bit of applique. This book looks like a real inspiration – would enjoy trying for the modern vibe with applique. Thanks for the chance!

  24. JoNell says:

    I enjoy both needle turn and raw edge applique.

  25. Kathy Green says:

    I do very simple machine appliqué for tea towels and pillows. I would love to win this book to expand my knowledge. I hope to make a quilt this year. Just got to get started!

  26. Penny R says:

    Yes, I have tried applique. I have taken classes on needle turn, back basting, and also machine applique. Right now I am making an owl quilt using the spray starch method; I will machine applique the owls.

  27. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I haven’t tried applique. In fact learning machine applique is my 2014 quilting goal, so it would be wonderful to win this new book. Thanks.

  28. Liz Engman says:

    I have done applique, mostly for small wall-hangings, though. Also, I seem to usually use felt and buttonhole-stitch. I did do some fabric applique for my Craftsy Block-of-the-Month for 2012, four hexie blocks. I keep meaning to do more, but never quite get to it.

  29. Helena says:

    I love the fact that applique is so portable. I have been doing applique since i started quilting in the 70′s . I also love that it gives me a wonderful distraction every day at work when I sit down to lunch. Applique is better than eating !

  30. Donna DeRuyter says:

    I love appliqué! Would love to check out this new book

  31. Steph says:

    Just ready to try it for the first time!

  32. Melissa G. says:

    I have tried both hand and machine applique. I took a class in machine applique from Sue Nickels and a hand applique class from Nancy Brown. I enjoy both methods but could use more practice. I just wish I had more time for quilting!

  33. Susan Stanton says:

    Yes, I’ve done machine applique for about a year now ever since I took a class at my LQS. I love it. I haven’t used invisible thread for the applique, but I need to give that a try!

  34. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I started the BOM from Quiltmania last year, a lot of applique. I use the appiquick tools and now its going better and I start to like it. :-) Thanks for the chance!

  35. Sandy Cooper says:

    I have tried some applique, mostly on wool. I would love to have instruction in some other techniques. Thanks for the chance.

  36. Sandy Cooper says:

    I have tried a bit of applique, mostly on wool. I would love to have some instruction on alternative techniques. Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Sherry VF says:

    Actually, I made a table runner based on Jenifer Dick’s Mod Posies block featured in the 100 Quilt Blocks, issue 8, for The MQG’s Riley Blake Challenge. So, yes, I applique and would love to have her book! Thanks svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  38. Joy C. says:

    I have tried needle turn applique and love it. This book looks great!

  39. Audrey says:

    I love all kinds of applique. Applique can be labour intensive so I usually use it on smaller projects or one without a deadline so I can enjoy the process. I am very interested in this new book. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

  40. Sheryl Andrews says:

    Have struggled with countless appliqued baby quilts. There’s not a cute animal I haven’t attempted. Think it’s time I moved on and Jenifer’s book sounds like just what I need to do so.

  41. Judy Morin says:

    Yes, I do fusible appliqué on small project (not full sized quilts) because I like to do lots of different techniques. The book looks interesting.

  42. Judy Morin says:

    Would love to see the “modern” appliqué book. I do like fusible appliqué on smaller projects (not full sized quilts) because I like to do lots of different things so I don’t get bored.

  43. Helen says:

    I did needle-turned applique once on a sampler quilt – didn’t love the hand work. Have done some large fusible applique on kids’ quilts recently but need more guidance.

  44. Debbie Wood says:

    Really want to learn the right way to do it. Thank you

  45. Ashley says:

    Tried it once but want to learn more!

  46. I’ve tried it but need help bad, thanks for the chance

  47. Ali M says:

    I have done a bit, I think I feel OK about it for wall hangings, but for washable items, it terrifies me!

  48. Lisa E says:

    I’ve done machine applique before and was never entirely happy with the results. Would love to get better at it!

  49. Linda Webster says:

    I love applique and usual have an applique project on the go. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. amy tanner says:

    I have tried applique. it ended up being much easier than I was expecting it to be. I am excited to do some more this year. would love the new book.

  51. Nancy N says:

    I have found that applique is more enjoyable each time I do it. Like many things, practice makes better. Really like what I am seeing in Jenifer’s book.

  52. Laurie says:

    I’m a newbie to quilting and I have not tried any appliqué techniques but would love to learn. So I would so love this book.

  53. I haven’t tried appliqué yet, but it seems like a wonderful way to add extra dimensions to projects. The book looks lovely, thanks for the chance to participate!

  54. Gill says:

    I’ve only done a little applique!
    I’d love to do more!

  55. Dianne Gale says:

    Hi there. I love appliqué. I started with needle turn, but I’m ready to learn new stuff and fly, modern style

  56. Jeanne says:

    I am always looking for new ideas and techniques and this book looks like a great place to go for inspiration.

  57. Jeanne says:

    I am always looking for new ideas and techniques and this looks like a great place for inspiration.

  58. Rhonda Davis says:

    I have tried fusible applique a few times and I enjoy it but I need more practice and/or learning. I feel that applique gives you so much freedom in your design options plus you can use it alone or incorporated with pieced blocks.

  59. Roberta Miller says:

    I’ve done one applique project. I would love more practice! Thanks!

  60. Karrie Smith says:

    I haven’t really tried it. I would LOVE a copy of this book, because I really want to learn how.

  61. Linda S says:

    I have tried fusible applique. My first attempt was a halloween quilt kit that I fell in love with. My sister helped walk me through it. It is not great up close, but from a few feet away, I like it. Would love to learn more. thanks for the chance!
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  62. Myrna Wiebe says:

    I have been working on a ‘lifetime’ needleturn applique project, perhaps will see it completed before I die! I have enjoyed the process, like to learn new things. I cringe a bit when I look at the first blocks I made, but will pass the 6ft. Rule! I have done some simple machine applique from time to time, but am not great at it. This book has some lovely fresh projects, quilting by Angela is divine, and I would love to win it, learn some tips for success in this area! Thanks for profiling her work.

  63. Heather M says:

    I’ve hand appliqued mainly and I do love it. I love the detail that you can get from the technique.

  64. Mary Jane Cardwell says:

    I keep trying applique and my results are improving.

  65. Lisa McGriff says:

    I have tried it but on a very limited basis, mainly in bee blocks. I would love to win this book so that I could learn and improve my skills.

  66. Marilyn Neuber says:

    love it

  67. Sue Neuber says:

    Love it !

  68. Sueanne says:

    I love to applique and the book looks wonderful!

  69. Janice Longworth says:

    I like applique! I’ve usually done needle turning but have tried using freezer paper and found it good when one really needs to achieve perfection. I’ve not tried machine applique yet. My birthday is coming and I really like the design on that book cover!

  70. Debie says:

    I have tried needle turn and fusible applique. I haven’t made a lot of them because the patterns are usually too traditional for my tastes.

  71. Michelle W says:

    I’ve done both hand & machine applique. It depends on the final use of the quilt which direction I go.

  72. Irene says:

    I have tried needle turn applique and machine applique and I prefer to use the machine!

  73. Irene says:

    I have tried needle turn applique, and machine applique…and I prefer using the machine!

  74. Brenda says:

    I like hand applique using the needle-turn method. and I also do wool applique. thanks for the chance to win.

  75. Diane O says:

    This would be a great book to add to my library. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Diane

  76. Sarah C. says:

    I’ve done machine and hand applique – I love the portability of hand applique!

  77. Tiffany says:

    Nearly all of my appliqué experience involves fusible webbing and a blanket stitch. I’d love to learn some new methods!

  78. Deborah says:

    I am so excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Pam S says:

    I love applique! It’s portable, relaxing, and results are usually beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

  80. Anita says:

    Happy to see applique in modern quilts.

  81. Linda Erickson says:

    I do machine applique so would be very interested to read her information about stitches and threads.

  82. Monica says:

    I’ve done my fair share of applique both fusible machine and hand applique. I’ve tried freezer paper, back stitch, and needle turn applique. Freezer paper applique is still by far my favorite method.

  83. Lisa Marie says:

    I’ve done several types of applique and love how it looks! I especially like it combined with piecing. This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Betty Domal says:

    I do machine applique. Applique and paper piecing are my favorites. I only make small projects and do machine applique. I made Wooden Bear 12″ square calender blocks, which are all applique. I won a couple of prizes in a local contest on them. I would really enjoy having this book. I could learn so much more. Thank you, Betty ☺♥

  85. Sally says:

    My first quilt last yr was appliqué ‘Sugar Skulls’ difficult but love the way it is turning out. Started another appliqué quilt recently Baltimore Christmas would love to have this as a reference to really perfect this skill ❤️

  86. Lonormi Manuel says:

    I’m just beginning to explore modern applique, and this book would be a great help. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

  87. Sheddy says:

    I’ve tried hand appliqué but I’d love to try the machine.

  88. Nancy A says:

    I’ve tried some fusible applique before but would love to learn hand applique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  89. Diane H says:

    I have done machine applique using the blanket stitch option on my sewing machine. Thanks for a chance to win this great workbook.

  90. Sandi says:

    I do needle turn applique’ although I still learning it and have done some machine applique’ using fusible but I’m not very good and always go off the design. I can learn a lot from this book. Thanks for a chance to win it.

  91. Karlene says:

    I love applique and while I have not seen Jenifer’s book, it looks like it would be a great one to have to add some newer fresher ideas.

  92. Joan says:

    Yes, I have tried appliqué. I just found two quilt tops that I made 10 years ago and forgot about. I am going to quilt them this year. Thanks!

  93. I have tried every hand applique technique I can find. I am not good at the fusible kind but I am willing to learn more. I would LOVE to learn more about machine applique. This new book is fresh and exciting. I love the ideas I have seen so far.

  94. Michele says:

    I love hand applique. Would like to learn machine applique.

  95. Delaine says:

    I have tried appliqué once before and I really enjoy it. I want to make many more appliqué projects. Thanks!

  96. Betsy says:

    I actually mostly appliqué using the back basting method and needle turn

  97. Evelyn says:

    The applique technique I use at any given time depends on the particular project. Years ago I took an assortment of classes to learn several different applique techniques — both hand and machine. Today I nearly always use some form of machine applique — most recently mainly raw edge. I believe almost any quilt can be improved with the addition of some applique.

  98. Marly says:

    I first tried appliqué a year ago, and I have nearly finished that medallion quilt top which is EPP hand appliquéd onto a background fabric. In the meantime I’ve made a sampler quilt at a course, and that included three appliqué blocks: one EPP and appliqué, one using freezer paper (both hand sewing) and the third a fusible web machine stitched block. The last is definitely my favourite method and I plan on using more machine appliqué soon.

  99. Anita says:

    Yes, I have tried applique before, and I love it. I think is is great for wall hangings and smaller works.

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