Kathy K. Wylie

Kathy is a multiple international-award winning quilter specializing in appliqué techniques in a “contemporary traditional” style. She lectures and teaches all over the country at guilds, shops and quilt shows and is a CQA/ACC Certified Quilt Judge. Her work has been featured in magazines, and her designs are available as individual patterns as well as in her book “Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué Quilts”.

Apliquick Practice Quilt Block

Yesterday, we told you about Apliquick – arguably the easiest method for turned-edge applique ever! Applique shapes are traced onto light-weight fusible interfacing, cut out, and ironed onto the wrong side of the fabric. The Apliquick rods and glue stick are used to easily and precisely turn under the seam…

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Turned-edge applique made easy with Apliquick!

Apliquick is an innovative set of tools for turned-edge applique. I first encountered this method in the fall of 2013 at International Quilt Festival in Houston. After watching the demo, I was so captivated that I immediately bought a set. Turned-edge applique made easy with Apliquick method, but what really…

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Crazy Daisy Quilt Block

Last fall, we presented a step-by-step guide to fusible applique and highlighted four edge-finishing techniques including an invisible zigzag stitch, blanket stitch, satin stitch, and tulle with a couched cord. The sample block we used is called Crazy Daisy and it has a rather unique setting. It looks like it…

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Creative Variations in Fabric Chenille

Yesterday, we learned how to create the look and feel of real fabric chenille. It’s a simple process of layering a stack of fabrics, stitching them with rows of diagonal lines, slashing the top three layers between the stitching, and washing the fabric to make it fray. The result is…

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Create the Look and Feel of Fabric Chenille

Chenille is a soft and fuzzy type of yarn named after the French word for caterpillar – how’s that for a visual? It can also refer to the fabric that is made from that yarn. Chenille yarn is made by twisting short lengths of yarn between two core yarns. The…

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