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. I know it’s too late to win, but I just wanted to add my two cents! I’ve heard about this book and it’s on the top of my wish list. Jennifer is awesome. Angela is awesome. This book is a must have!

  2. Ann Heath says:

    Never tried appliqué would like to try it so book sounds like a great way to try it

  3. Carol archer says:

    I’ve tried it and wonder why I don’t do more of it!

  4. i haven’t tried yet, but now I really want too!

  5. Deanna S. says:

    I enjoy doing things with my hands. I am a beginner at Applique & it seems more personal than just sewing it by machine. I would like this book to further my knowledge on Applique.

  6. MoeWest says:

    I like applique and add it to my quilts sometimes. I’ve tried all the methods and I don’t really have a favourite. It depends on the look that I want.

  7. Terri Riddle says:

    I began quilting in the 80′s and swore I would NEVER do appliqué…needless to say that appliqué is my favorite technique. Once I learned I was hooked!! I can do all methods of appliqué and have passed that love on by teaching others. Guild members have named me the appliqué queen! The new book looks like it has some fun patterns. I sure hope I win!!!

  8. M Williams says:

    I have tried fusible applique, but it was stiff. I tried lighter weight fusibles, but I have a hard time peeling the paper off, the fusible tears because part is on the fabric and part on the paper.

  9. Glenna Allenberg says:

    I am horrible at applique but determined to master it. That is a beautiful cover on yhe book. So appealing.

  10. Kamala Thornhill says:

    I am about to purchase my first sewing machine at age 44 as I have wanted to learn sewing and the art of quilting for a long time now. The machine that I plan on getting has many options for quilting and embroidery. I would love to win this book as I think that it would simplify the process of learning to use my machine to create my own works of art.

  11. Cyndi Fischer says:

    Learning to applique with my mom – this book would be a great help!

  12. Lisa P says:

    This book looks very fun. Thanks for the opportunity and I hope to get a chance to look at it more soon.

  13. Dolores says:

    What a great new book. There are so many wonderful patterns in it.

  14. I’m a quilter. I have never tried applique. I have watched viedos, but still too scared to try . I would love to win the book and finally learn how. Thanks for the chance!!

  15. Diane Hiller says:

    Love the look of modern applique.. Would enjoy having a book to get inspired to start more applique to my quilts. I recently had a halagen clip on lite fall onto my quit and burn 3 holes,,,applause would be a great way to creatively fix the burnt spots.

  16. Renata says:

    This is a different perspective from what I usually quilt. Would we fun to try.

  17. Meghan O'Connor says:

    I haven’t tried appliqué in decades. I tired of it very quickly back then due to cutting everything out with scissors, ironing under edges, hand-sewing… etc. “Huge waste of time”, I used to think. I’d be willing to give it another go in today’s era of fusibles, cutting dies, and other new techniques. And now that my own machine has so many neat stitiches to use on edges!

  18. Joan Figlar says:

    would love to win this book. It looks like it could teach me a lot about my applique.

  19. Lee says:

    I work for and make samples for a large sewing store in St. Louis. This lovely applique book would make a fantastic class and monthly project for our fellow quilters!

  20. Jean says:

    I have done a fair amount of appliqué but feel like I don’t ever do enough of it. This bloghopping has inspired me even if I don’t win a book.

  21. Karen A says:

    I enjoy applique. I have done hand and machine applique and I much prefer the machine methods. I would like to get this book and update my skills.

  22. Trena says:

    I have not tried but this quilt makes me want to try.

  23. Lynn O. says:

    I have tried some appliqué but I must be too fussy with it sine it takes me forever, and I am not so forgiving of my mistakes. I love the look of appliqué, just haven’t perfected my own technique. I have a wall hanging ready to go…I am just hesitating machine stitching since there are several small pieces.

  24. Rita Schiavone says:

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

  25. This book looks great! I would love to have it. I have done a fair amount of machine applique–usually with the blanket stitch–and a little needle turn applique too.

  26. Teri says:

    love the look of applique but can’t do a lot of hand work anymore this book looks like it gives us “permission” to not have to needle turn!

  27. Nelda Miller says:

    would love this book

  28. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    I’d love to learn applique techniques! I’ve done needle turn but am not too good at it.

  29. laverne hall says:

    Love the book.Most of my quilts are hand applique. Love the more modern look. I’ve been quilting since I was 16 & now I’m 73. Thanks

  30. laverne hall says:

    Love the book ! Most of my quilts are applique by hand as I was taught by my Mother. I started at 16 & now am 73. All are the old quilts & would love the newer modern look. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Della Myers says:

    I have done some applique work…some by machine but mostly by hand. I am very interested in learning new techniques to assist me in all applique.

  32. Kathy M Boice says:

    Yes. I have trierd applique. IT is not my favorite but I do like to do some from time to time. It is very relaxing! This new book would be an inspiration for me to do some more applique!

  33. Mary Ann Hebert says:

    I’m a beginner quilter, I’ve only touched on Appliqué , I’d be so thrilled to win this book and dive in!

  34. laverne hall says:

    Love the book. I applique most of my quilts by hand. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. laverne hall says:

    I love to applique but the way I was taught by my Mother. I have been quilting since I was sixteen. I’m now 73. Most of my quilts are applique. I would love to win this book with all the beautiful blocks & new ( to me ) ways of applique. Thanks

  36. Geni Pickens says:

    I’ve done some machine applique and would love to learn how to hand applique

  37. laverne hall says:

    I love to applique but the way I was taught by my Mother. I would love this book with all the new ( to me) ways to applique. Beautiful blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Cynthia Foster says:

    I have done needle-turn hand applique and machine applique. I like hand applique for relaxing and machine for git-er-done projects. I haven’t tried anything “modern” yet but hope to soon.

  39. Diana Collins says:

    Just stated piecing quilts in December so I haven’t tried applique yet but it is on my to do list.

  40. Cynthia M says:

    I like machine applique!

  41. Mary Hayes says:

    I love applique and welcome every opportunity to learn more about this art.

  42. Sue says:

    Enjoy applique but would love to try some “out of my box” patterns.

  43. My Nana says:

    Wow ~ “Trees” is sooooooo pretty! Seeing it really makes me smile and reminds me that springtime is not that far away now. I’ve done some fusible raw edged and surely would love to expand my applique horizons. This looks like an awesome book to help and I’d be beyond thrilled to win! Thanks a bunch for the chance! ☺

  44. Marlo Raub says:

    Would love to win this book. Still learning applique. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  45. Amanda B says:

    I love applique! I love doing both hand and machine stitching.

  46. Tami Chaulk says:

    I’m still a beginner at quilting and haven’t tried applique yet. However, appliqued quilts look so pretty and I really want to try it. I would love to win Jenifer’s book!!

  47. pam w says:

    I have applique and eb
    Enjoy It less hand applique

  48. Linda Smith says:

    I have tried applique and I love it. I also am getting very interested in modern adaptions of traditional quilt techniques and this book looks great.

  49. Elizabeth says:

    I favorite method is turned edge machine applique. I have done some fusible and tried some needleturn which I find too much work. I enjoy the special punch that applique can add to a quilt design.

  50. Sherrill says:

    I really LOVE the look of that book..think it would be a great one to have in the ole library! I have done quite a bit of applique and really enjoy a lot of it. Some with the really small pieces and really pointy points aren’t my cup of tea so I tend not to buy patterns like that. Some people do it really well; me, not so much! LOL

  51. Carmen N says:

    I’m still a beginner and haven’t tried applique yet

  52. Kathy says:

    Applique scares me, but this looks like fun!

  53. Shar says:

    I have done about 5 applique quilts. The first 4 were easy, the last one was hard. There was a lot of applique. I’m going to do another applique this year. Not sure what I’m doing, but this book would really help me learn new techniques.

  54. Melody Lutz says:

    Love the”A” word in a big way. It scared me for years…ugh all those edges! I made my mom and dad a Baltimore album style quilt for their 50th. When I finished it…I had just learned free motion quilting and it is something I am still ecstatic about, all custom quilted, even though my quilting has greatly improved since then. Ten minutes ago i appliqued 5 red and black hearts on my 7 year old niece’s jeans to patch the knees! One of the big bonus’s is its portability! !!! So very glad I gave into my fear.

  55. Lee says:

    I love to do applique! I hope this book would help me improve on it! thanks!

  56. Maureen says:

    I love applique! The more I learn the more I love it. Thanks for a chance at the give-away

  57. Kelly Cline says:

    Have tried a few different appliques. I recently have appliqued on a quilt on the long arm frame and really like that. Kills two birds with one stone!

  58. Joan H. says:

    I’ve made a couple attempts at applique but wasn’t happy with the results. Maybe this book is my answer.

  59. Peg C says:

    I have tried applique – machine and hand, raw edge, freezer paper, fusible web. I’m not great at any of it but keep trying anyway. I like that it is portable. My projects usually look okay from afar. Just don’t look too closely. I think this book would help a lot in improving so my projects look good close up.

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