Applique Basics

As its name implies, this technique involves applying one or more pieces to a background fabric block. There are probably as many different ways to do applique as there are quilters -- the variety of techniques seems to have to do more than anything with personal preferences, as the final results are nearly always the same.

In this section, I will share with you five different techniques for hand applique, which will help in working with different sized shapes or to achieve different effects.