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Show 1902 - A Bias for Appliqué

Featuring: Jill Finley

Posts On: July 17, 2016


Have you ever wanted to preserve a child’s illustration? Alex shows how to take a drawing, transfer it to fabric, and create an embroidered memento. Guest Designer Jill Finley then displays some of her quilting creations, which she deems traditional, but makes with fresh, clear colors, white backgrounds and accents of black. Jill loves to add appliqué vines, and she shows you a clever and easy method. You will learn how to “lick ‘n’ fix” a wrinkle, to appliqué a leaf point using the needle turn technique, and easy methods for making a border with inverted and convex curves. Jill then turns her attention to bias tape, showing how you make it and use it. Appliqué can soften the look and create additional interest in your quilt projects.

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Jill Finley

From Chapter One:

Alex creates a family treasure when she uses her granddaughter's drawing to create a tooth fairy pillow to treasure.

From Chapter Two:

Jill talks to Alex and Ricky about her creative process.  She discusses everything including her fabric choices and notions.

From Chapter Three:

Join in with Jill as she demonsrates how she creates her applique pieces using several sheets of freezer paper, Appli-Glue, and a steady hand.

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Click here to order Quilter’s Freezer Paper Sheets (30).

From Chapter Four:

Jill demonstrates how to make bias binding to create her letters and other shapes for her quilts.

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#25 happyhare 2018-04-11 21:13
Loved this show. Great talent.
#24 tinnytin 2018-03-31 00:43
Holy cow, I had to pause the video while watching to say that she is an iron master!! Really inspiring in itself! Thank you for all of the tips
#23 Tinilou 2017-03-25 09:16
This review has helped me so much with my first quilt. Thank you Jill for sharing and thank you TQS for having all the episodes on line, this was my second viewing of this show.
#22 quiltea 2017-02-04 19:32
Great show and what a delightful person. I agree with the comment that she would be great for a block of the month designer. Thanks for all the wonderful information you bring us.
#21 Kidwell 2016-08-11 11:54
Great show!!!!!!
Jill makes the process painless and I love painless Her warm loving heart shines through all her work.
Thank you for another great show.

Nevada City, California
#20 Tina Ford 2016-07-30 08:41
Great show! I just got my appliqué tool kit from Jill last month and the products are superior. I've tried various glues but Jill's is the best. Love the new patterns too. You're right, Alex and Tim, her quilts are fresh and that is what I love about them.
#19 Nina 2016-07-27 06:54
learned so much from this episode with Jill. Can't wait to try her method of appliqué. Thankyou
#18 Rae Haller 2016-07-25 13:37
Irene asked how Jill deals with the raw edges of the bias tape strips. But she wouldn't have any since they are folded under in the bias tape maker, so she can just see them down like she did the leaves, etc. I loved this show and learned so many great tips.
#17 Karen O 2016-07-24 19:58
Wow, this show was exactly what I needed for an applique project I'm working on right now! I immediately bought one of Jill's patterns and her applique glue. Best tutorial ever on applique.
#16 KarenVA 2016-07-24 08:46
You could make the curved border easier with the heirloom sewing technique called Magic Madeira Hem. Explained here:
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