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29 How to Applique Videos & Free Applique Designs

By: Kaylee, Editor, FaveQuilts.com

Applique Quilt PatternsLearning how to applique is paramount to learning how to quilt gorgeous designs. Knowing how to applique an adorable design onto your free quilting patterns is a great way to add a personal touch. Using free applique designs to add a flower, cute woodland friend, or a geometric design to an already stunning quilt pattern, free quilt block patterns, or even non-quilting projects is a true art and there are many ways to learn how to applique. This collection of free applique designs focuses on the actual applique rather than free applique quilt patterns. Each and every how to applique technique comes with a how-to quilting video to make the learning process that much easier! Trying out one of these smaller and sweet projects is a great way to learn how to applique before trying much larger and more intensive applique quilt patterns.

 

Plus, this collection of how to applique tutorials and free applique designs is organized to best suit the new applique enthusiast or quilters looking to learn how to applique in a new way. Have you ever tried to reverse applique? If not, try it out. We have raw edge, freezer paper, hand applique, and fusible free applique designs too! No matter what kind of project you want to learn how to applique, you are sure to find the how to applique info and instructions you are going to need! Learn how to applique when you check out all the free quilting patterns in 29 How to Applique Videos & Free Applique Designs.

 


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How to Applique

 

29 How to Applique Videos & Free Applique Designs

Table of Contents

How to Applique Videos
How to Applique with Freezer Paper
How to Applique: Reverse Applique
Raw Edge Applique
How to Applique by Hand
Fusible Free Applique Designs

 

How to Applique Videos

Learn how to applique with these free quilting videos. On this playlist of how to quilt and applique quilt pattern tutorial, you will find step by step instructions on freezer paper applique, reverse applique, raw edge applique, appliqueing by hand, and fusible free applique designs. Visual learns will love these quilting videos.

 

Watch our how to applique video playlist on Youtube.

 

How to Applique with Freezer Paper

Learning how to applique with freezer paper is one of the most popular ways to applique because it gives you a lot more control over your design. With just an iron, some glue, and freezer paper, you can pretty much create any applique pattern you desire for your quilts. These free applique designs will show you how to applique using freezer paper as well as give you gorgeous templates to start out your appliqueing adventure. Check out these freezer paper free applique designs.

 
How to Applique with Freezer Paper   How to Applique Lap Quilt
  1. Freezer Paper Applique - This adorable free applique pattern would look great on a traditional or Amish-inspired quilt.
     
  2. How to Applique with Freezer Paper - Learn how to applique an owl. It is a hoot!
     
  3. Flake Lap Quilt - This snowy applique would add a wintery touch to your next flannel or fleece quilt.

 

How to Applique: Reverse Applique

Basic how to applique tutorials and applique quilt patterns usually focus on traditional applique which means you are sewing your applique design on top of your fabric or quilt. Reverse applique does the opposite of this! When you reverse applique (sometimes called give and take applique), you cut a piece out of your larger fabric piece or quilt block. This hole in the fabric acts as a window that displays another fabric print or color below. Learning how to applique in this way is a great way to add an unexpected decoration to your quilt! Want to try it? You'll love these free applique designs that use reverse applique techniques.

 

Reverse Applique Circles Block   Simple Reverse Applique Tutorial

 

  1. Reverse Applique Circles Block - Reverse applique with these gorgeous circles. This quilt block pattern looks great in bright colors.
     
  2. Simple Reverse Applique Tutorial - This how to applique tutorial shows you how to make a quilt that says something.
     
  3. Reverse Applique Quilted Coasters - Decorate your home with reverse applique with these cute coasters.
     
  4. Reverse Applique Gathered Heart Pillow - Make a DIY pillow for your home that shows some love.
     
  5. Reverse Applique Quilting Tutorial - Make a peek-a-boo star applique for your next quilting endeavor.

 


20 Applique Quilts: Fast and Easy Quilt PatternsWe have even more applique quilt patterns in our 20 Applique Quilts: Fast and Easy Quilt Patterns.

 

 



Raw Edge Applique

Raw edge applique is a type of applique that involves raw edges of your fabric being shown. Rather than hemming or folding your applique under for a smooth edge, raw edge applique patterns show you how to incorporate these edges into your fabric. Learning how to applique in this way will show you have to add a homemade charm to your quilts. Check out the charming ideas below and see how other quilters use this method to add something new and fun to their quilts. Try out raw edge applique with one of these free quilting tutorials!

 

Raw Edge Applique Circle Quilt   Raw Edge Applique Tutorial

 

  1. Raw Edge Applique Circle Quilt - Learn how to quilt an entire project using raw egdes with this rustic wonder.
     
  2. Soothing Circles Raw Edge Applique - These circles are a great way to add some calm to a busy room. Try it out with neutral colors.
     
  3. Raw Edge Applique Tutorial - Become a pro at stitching the edges of your raw edge appliques.
     
  4. Raw Edge Cookie Cutter Ornaments - Make some Christmas ornaments by using applique and quilting techniques.

 

How to Applique by Hand

Learning how to applique by hand is a tedious yet rewarding way to learn how to applique. When you hand sew free applique designs onto your quilts, you sew in some handmade love along with it. Hand applique patterns usually take a bit longer than appliqueing with your machine which is why many tutorials that show you how to applique by hand are smaller patterns or projects. Watch the video below to learn what stitches to use when appliqueing by hand. Learn how to applique by hand with these quick, cute, and easy projects.

 

Felt Kitty Sewing Kit   Hand Appliqued Petal Bag

  1. Felt Kitty Sewing Kit - This is so cute that you are going to want to make it right meow.
     
  2. Felt Ninja Keychain - Make this boy-friendly last-minute gift for your little man.
     
  3. Hand Applique Petal Bag - Learn how to quilt a gorgeous bag with hand applique accents.
     
  4. Hand Appliqued Petals Pillowcase - If you did not want to learn how to applique by hand before, you will after seeing this stunner.

 


6 Youtube Quilting Videos for BeginnersWant more quilting videos? Head on over to 6 Youtube Quilting Videos for Beginners.

 

 


 

Fusible Free Applique Designs

Learning how to applique with fusible interfacing is one of the most popular how to applique methods out there. This method involves using fusible interfacing under the fabric or cut out of your applique in order to keep your appliques stiff and clean. If you want to know how to applique a more intricate design or have free applique designs you want to use that are more complicated, fusible free applique designs are the way to go. Learn how to applique with fusible interfacing by trying out these ideas.

Fusible Appliques for Kids   Scrappy Tiling

 

  1. Songbird, Trees, and Sun Applique Patterns - Learn how to applique a whole nature scene with these free applique designs.
     
  2. Fusible Appliques for Kids - Make a quilted project your kids will not forget.
     
  3. Secret Garden Font Applique Pattern - Flower quilts never looked better than they do with this applique.
     
  4. Scrappy Tiling - Learn how to applique a gorgeous and intricate design.

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