Friday, January 22, 2016

Learn Invisible Stitching Applique with Kim Diehl

Applique is one of the most beautiful results that can be found in a quilt, it is also one of the most time consuming techniques to undertake. Designer Kim Diehl has taken some of the pain away by introducing us to a time-saving machine method that she calls "Invisible Machine Applique" technique. 

She has a complete step-by-step guide in her recent book: "Simple Applique: Approachable Techniques, Easy Methods, Beautiful Results!"  where she has tons of color photos and easy to read instructions. With a little bit of help from Kim Diehl you could make something like this: 

And you can because this project, called "Snowball Blossoms", with complete instructions (shown here using the fabric collection from Kim Diehl called "Gathering Basket") is free on the Henry Glass website: Click Here

And even better, here is a video tutorial as Kim Diehl herself takes you through the steps on her "Invisible Machine Applique" technique. 

If one of your goals this year is to master or quicken your applique technique, this is the place to start. 


Leeanne said...

I love that. Thank you for sharing the video tutorial with Kim!

Kaye M said...

I love this little quilt by Kim, and I hope to make it. I liked the video but wish there was a close up of how she turned the seam allowance of the tip of the leaf.

Kaye M. said...

I admit that I'm not very computer savvy but I have tried to print the directions for Kim's Snowball Blossoms quilt and I get "error" every time and have only been able to print the first page. Do you have any suggestions for me?
Thank you.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the video and the pattern. Kim makes it look easy!