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 impressed me was the accuracy and unprecedented detail that could be achieved. Check out these turned-edge circles – they’re less than 3/16” in diameter!
Here’s how it works. Trace each applique shape onto light-weight fusible interfacing.
Cut out the interfacing on the marked line. For large shapes like these, you can conserve interfacing and soften the applique by cutting out the inside of the shape about a half-inch from the traced line.
Iron the interfacing shape onto the wrong side of the applique fabric.
Cut out the fabric leaving a quarter-inch seam allowance.
Clip the seam allowance at inside points.
Apply water-soluble glue to the seam allowance then turn under the seam allowance using the Apliquick rods. These tools provide excellent control and dexterity: one has a forked end for gripping the fabric; the other has a flat tapered end for easily and accurately turning the seam allowance.
Want to see the Apliquick tools in action? Here’s a quick demo.
The prepared patches can be stitched to the background by hand or by machine. The interfacing works as a template and a stabilizer, yet it is soft and light-weight so there’s no need to remove it.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve outstanding results with these innovative new tools! Want to know more about turned-edge applique made easy with Apliquick? Come back tomorrow for instructions to make this block and assemble nine blocks into a scrappy wall or throw quilt.