Try it on Tuesday: Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals

A surprise cam in the mail from Landauer Publishing.  It was the book Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals by Janice Vaine.

The book is wonderful.  I’ve told you before that I love ABC things..samplers, quilts..well honestly anything ABC so I knew the moment I saw this book that I would like it.

The illustrations and explanations are great.

There is a layout for each letter along with directions on how to make them into a pillow or wallhanging…

or a quilt.

There are instructions to make each of the flowers too.

The instructions are super clear and easy to understand.

One of you lucky readers is going to love this book.  Just leave a comment here telling if you applique.  I’ll pick a winner next week or so.

47 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals”

  1. Love to applique .. am fond of needle-turn, but am now becoming less of a snob about raw-edge fused applique zig-zagged on a machine (way faster!). This new book diving lovely, would enjoy winning it!

  2. I love to applique! I use different methods to do it but usually use freezer paper on the right side and then baste the edges down. The Christmas wall hanging looks just right for a banner at my church!

  3. I love the look of applique and drool how it makes some quilts look so special, but have never quite got the hang of it. I have taken a class or two in the past only to find myself with another ufo on the shelf. I was taught how to hand embroider on pillowcases and dish towels as a child..and do on occasion do a few stitches. I love the ruched rose. I want to make one..or two … or maybe more. I would love to have this book maybe this technique and the pictures in front of me will bring a ufo off my shelf, Thanks, Jo for all the reviews and giveaways. Sue

  4. That book looks fab! Love the ruching and applique together. I do applique but like wool applique the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. What a beautiful book! I love ABC samplers as well. That Joy wallhanging is just screaming “make me, make me”! Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Oh my word…I just love alphabets and this book looks so fun. I took Best Of Show with an applique quilt last year so you know I have been practicing, practicing, practicing. I love piecing, but I always try to have one applique by hand project going, too, to rest my mind from being in production mode. Thanks for sharing this book with your faithful readers.

  7. I haven’t done it!, I took a class once, the needle was so small I could not thread it after I got home.. I have been asked to make a quilt with an appliqued Name, maybe this book would throw me into the arena…Joey

  8. I love to applique. Did a lot more before getting my Zoey (dog) 4 yrs ago. Appliqued while watching Cardinal Ball game, GO CARDS, but now she like to curl up in my lap. Makes it harder to applique but I still do it. Would love to win this book.
    Love the wood work in your new home.

  9. The book looks very informative. I have been appliqueing for a few years now, but am always interested in reading and learning tips from experts…..Enjoy reading your blog everyday…Thanks …. Bobby

  10. Oh, that book looks yummy! I love applique and all the different techniques out there. I love that ruched rose. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a great day!

  11. The book looks amazing. I get together with a couple of friends and we have hand work sessions. Now that two of us are retired and the third is only working part time we have our sessions during the day. It is wonderful. I would love to be able to share the book with them!

  12. Love love, love applique – however, never have done a three dimensional applique like the ruched roses – would love to give it a go.

  13. It seems applique must be my favorite thing as the majority of the quilts I have made include it! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  14. Jo, I love applique but know I need to practice more to become better at it. Maybe this book will help. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.


  15. I love to appliqué, just don’t get enough time. Maybe the inspiration from this book will get me back at what I love to do. Thanks for the chance!

  16. I absolutely love the Christmas Joy. I’ve stared at the pic for 10 minutes . It’s just beautiful. Would love to make it. Thanks for the chance and I love your blog. It’s the blog I read ever single day.

  17. Love the look of applique and am drawn to the quilts that have lots on them. And I have done some myself but usually just give up because it never looks as good as I think it should. But due to a new grandbaby I think I should get my big girl panties on and try it again!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I love to applique, too. My favorite way is using starch to iron them around the templae. I’d be thrilled to win this book!

  19. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I am just really learning to applique and love the back basting way the best. I have done the template & starch as well as needleturn techniques.

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. i love applique – needle-turn, felt, raw edge – it’s all gorgeous. i would love to add this book to my library. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on a wonderful draw.

  21. I love the appearance of applique and have wanted to try it for a long time. Last week a friend showed me how to do freezer paper applique. I showed her the completed block today and she showed it around to others at our guild meeting and was bragging that it was my first block. I think I have a lot to learn yet, but she was a great teacher. I definitely see a lot of applique in my future.

  22. This summer I took a needle turn class. Now I know that it is practice, practice, practice!!! There are so many beautiful things to applique. Mostly I have pieced quilts but want to applique a border.

  23. Wow!! That book looks fabulous! Yes, I do applique & I love alphabet samplers too, & have always wanted to do one.
    This would make a great project to start in the New Year!
    Thanks for the chance to win, Jo.

  24. I love applique. It’s my favorite way to quilt. Even pieced quilts look more special with applique included. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  25. I love applique too –all kinds from wool work to needleturn….I especially like the texture flowers you are showing that the books tells how to make. wow..I love embellishments on quilts—all the special touches that can make a quilt truly your own…I love anything with letters on it..sayings, initials—so fun to personalize with….This is a great book…..thanks for the chance to win…

  26. I love to do applique! I am fond of hand applique but have been doing a lot of machine applique the last couple of years to get my quilts done!!! :)

  27. I am going to tackle a major applique quilt next year. This book would be of immense help!! Looks fantastic. Love your blog. I laugh and sigh and cry!!!

  28. Suzanne McFadden

    I’ve done some raw edge appliqué. Eventually I’d like to learn how to do turned under appliqué. I’ve always loved it!

  29. I have done applique in the past but not for many years and I have never made an appliqued quilt but that is on my to do list.

  30. I have moved the half way round the globe to the States (VA), and I have no sewing stuff with me for the last 3 months. I would love to start on applique so I have something to add to my first quilt made in the US while waiting for our shipment to arrive and settle.
    It has been very difficult for me not being able to do any sewing as we’re living with a family friend until we find the right house, and job etc. So If I win this, it will help me take my mind off the stress of finding job & house.
    BTW, I’m loving everything in my new country, including everything I see in the craft shops, and things you post on your blog which make sense to me so much more now as I’m in the same country!!!! Thank you for writing a wonderful blog. I read your blog every night before I go to bed. Thank you!!!!

  31. I love to quilt! My favorite part is always the handwork…applique, embroidery, hand-stitching bindings, and hand quilting. I love handwork.


  32. I have a sort of love-hate relationship with applique. I procrastinate, when I have some applique to do, but enjoy it, once I get started. I really like the pages of the book that you showed — maybe I will get lucky and win. Thanks for the chance!

  33. Appliqué is my favorite quilting process. In the past month I finally finished a Hawaiian appliqué project I started in 1993, 20 years ago!!! Feels good to finish something!

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