Another Craftsy Class Giveaway – Fresh Applique Techniques

It’s time to wrap up my giveaway series that coincided with my Abacus Quilt Along. (For those of you who quilted along – be sure to email me pics of your progress and I’ll share showcase them here on Wednesday.)

Since the quilt along was all about easy applique, I thought you may want to learn more about this fun technique. My friends at Craftsy are giving one lucky reader the online class, 20 Fresh Applique Techniques with Amanda Murphy. You may remember not too long ago I fell in love with Amanda’s book on color. As much as I love quilting books, video classes are even better!

20141110_fresh_ideas_appliqueIn this class, Amanda walks you through 4 fun applique projects that cover a total of 20 different techniques. The class is divided into 7 lessons that run about 20-30 minutes each. As a bonus, she even includes tips on free-motion quilting and trapunto.

Here’s an overview of the class agenda:

  • Lesson 1 Swirls Quilt: machine applique techniques with concave and convex turns
  • Lessons 2-3 Garden Runner: learn about fusible web and tips on using a lightbox
  • Lessons 4-5 Flower Power Pillow: work with bias tape and variety of stitches
  • Lesson 6 Hawaiian Table Topper: practice trapunto techniques and yo-yos
  • Lesson 7 Emphasis Your Applique with free motion quilting techniques

Check out her Swirl Quilt below, where she demonstrates one of my personal favorites for machine applique – the blanket stitch.

20141110_swirl_applique_amandaSwirl Quilt by Amanda Murphy

Amanda’s style is whimsical and fun, her manner is easy-going and she has a soothing voice, which is always nice to listen to!

All patterns and templates for the projects are included in the class materials and she goes over some of her favorite fusible products, stitches and threads. The Q&A section (off to the right) also has a wealth of information including suggestions for troubleshooting as you sew.

Here are details on how to win this class:


12 thoughts on “Another Craftsy Class Giveaway – Fresh Applique Techniques

  1. duchick says:

    I have always been attracted to whimsical swirly things. My house has them scattered all over, so this quilt is just my style! I’d love to win and make one just like it!

  2. Christine says:

    Thank you for another great giveaway!! I have stayed away from applique, because it just looks rather difficult to me. Maybe this class will change my mind! I do like that swirl quilt….A LOT.

  3. June @ QuiltQuest says:

    What fun! My fingers are crossed!

    I finally got access to AccuQuilt at my adult ed class last Friday and got started on cutting the circles. It had been such a long since we’d pulled out that machine that it took a while to get things set up correctly, but things went quickly then. I’ll get the rest of the circles, squares and strips cut I hope next Friday. I’m using some Moda by Kansas Troubles – Pheasant Hill for my circles so it will look very different than your original quilt…

    Thanks for the putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

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