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Show 1912 - Hand Appliqué Revolution: From Frustration to Perfection

Featuring: Rosa Rojas

Posts On: December 4, 2016 (Free from December 24, 2016 through December 31, 2019)


Being a perfectionist and frustrated with her own traditional hand appliqué results, Rosa Rojas was determined to find a better, faster and easier method for achieving the beautiful hand appliqué she desired. The result was the Apliquick tools that allow a person to make even the tiniest of perfect circles. This Spanish designer and artist says that it is all about ‘letting the tools’ do the work for you. Addicted to appliqué, Rosa even shows you how easy it is to design and make your own Hawaiian quilt.

Ricky also has a demonstration of a twisted thread chain, by machine, that will add texture and interest to your quilt work. Variations and interest can be enhanced depending on the size and type of silk ribbon or cording used.

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Links to Artists:

Rosa Rojas

From Chapter One:

Ricky shows how to make a twisted thread chain that becomes a vine on a quilt.

From Chapter Two:

Alex and Ricky chat with Rosa about how she came to develop the Apliquick tools.

From Chapter Three:

Rosa talks about the Apliquick tools and how they act as an extension of your hands. She demonstrates how to use the tools.

From Chapter Four:

Rosa shows Alex how easy it is to design and make a Hawaiian quilt.

After Set:

Rosa talks about the town of Sant Feliu de Guixols by the sea where she lives.

Products Mentioned:

Accuquilt Arabesque Dies

Apliquick Tools

Quilters Select Glue Stick

Parchment Paper

Press N Seal

Razzle Dazzle Thread

Ricky Tims' Stable Stuff Poly

Superior Threads

Valdani Thread

Vilene Vliesofix

#17 marshasteeds@gmail.c 2019-03-22 14:45
Am I doing something wrong? The appliquilt technique works well until I try and hand applique the piece to the quilt top. I find the glue has made the fabric very stiff and very difficult to push my needle through. What's wrong?
#16 Jane 2018-10-01 09:30
Thank you, thank you. I am SO happy to be back to The Quilt Show.
Apliquick is amazing!! Can't wait to try it.
#15 justpennys 2018-03-17 07:52
doesn't the press and seal leave residue on your thread? I use strips of vinyl. It sticks to itself also.
#14 Bob 2018-01-21 12:53
Shows for the last generation who actually has money to burn...too rich for my blood (and anyone younger than about 50...)
#13 Ann 2017-09-04 10:21
:-) . Love the show but please, please, please could you remember that there are a lot of quilters in Bonnie Scotland which is NOT part of England but of the United Kingdom. Haste ye back Ricki.
#12 Dawn Leslie 2017-08-05 20:10
I have a Bernina 790 - could you explain how to have the machine hoover while you are braiding? Thank you great show
#11 Deborah 2017-03-17 22:24
That was so helpful. I've always had difficulty with needle turn appliqué. Can't wait to try it with appliquick! Thanks.
#10 MayBE2me 2017-03-17 15:05
Can someone who understood what she said about the difference between the two pencils tell me - I did get the first was graphite but did not understand what she was saying the second one was. Thank you.
#9 JanWa98335 2016-12-23 19:38
I used the Apliquilt tools for the first time before this show aired. I only had a few demonstrations to watch as I did circles all over a quilt that I was making. They turned out okay BUT seeing how it should be done by the creator of the tools has been a blessing. Now I know how to smooth out those little pleats that form at first. I absolutely love that I can now do applique with more confidence!
#8 chris10 2016-12-13 11:10
Loved this show and learned lots. Mostly, I would love to try to make the Hawaiian quilt they displayed on the show. Does anyone know what the pattern is and where it can be purchased? Thanks for you help!
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