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Show 210 - New Twist on Applique

Featuring: Beth Ferrier

Posts On: May 12, 2008

Beth Ferrier: Teacher, Designer and author considers herself an appliquist - and wows us as she teaches how to hand applique by machine (visit her blog at Show includes piecing tips for a 4" postage stamp basket with Alex and a visit from Bob, The Thread Guy discussing tension. The tips and techniques on this show will transcend into all aspects of your quiltmaking. Plus a smile or two is guaranteed from Beth's campy attitude.

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From Chapter One:

Alex Demonstrates a 4 1/2” finished Postage Stamp Basket Block from Quilts for Fabric lovers (No longer in print)


  • For one basket you will need 2 rectangles 5” x 7” (light and dark)
  • Cut one square (both fabrics) 3 7/8” – then cut corner to corner.
  • Basket base or footing – cut one square at 2 3/8” - then cut corner to corner.
  • Back ground Squares – cut two at 2”.
  • Handle – from the remaining basket (large) triangle cut 1” wide bias strip.
  • Keep in mind that your baskets can be either light or dark – it is fun to mix up the background and basket values.

From Chapter Two:

Beth Ferrier demonstrates Hand Appliqué by Machine with a new twist.
To order Beth’s Book - Hand Appliqué by Machine Click here.
(If you order Beth’s book – she will include the pattern for the project demonstrated on the show for free)
Visit Beth’s website at
To purchase the following products Click here

  • ¼” quilters tape
  • Glo box – light box
  • Floriani washable fusible
  • Mono Poly thread by Superior Threads

Also used – Cuticle stick and water-soluble glue stick.

From Chapter Three:

To Order Beth’s book – Moondance n’ More Click here.

From Chapter Four:

Bob the Thread Guy from Superior Threads joins us to discuss thread tension issues.

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