3 Ways to Applique!

July 29, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

Applique is so easy and fun! And, it’s a great way to quickly add fun details, texture, and/or color! It is often used on kids clothing, but, don’t limit yourself there…you’ll find it on all kinds of sewn items: bags, quilts, adult clothing, table runners, and more!

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Check out the tutorial video below to see 3 Simple Ways to Applique! I’ll show you how to use this technique with an embroidery machine. Then, we’ll learn it on a sewing machine with a knit fabric and a woven fabric. You’ll also learn how to use Baby Lock’s Fusible Applique paper to print your template on…it’s seriously awesome! It makes life so much easier when appliqueing, and who doesn’t love that?!

Here is the PES-only embroidery file for the star we used in the video tutorial: Applique Star Machine Embroidery Design – PES ONLY  for practice on your embroidery machine! Here is the template we used for the video so that you can practice on your sewing machine and with the Baby Lock Fusible Applique paper: Applique Star Template! Happy sewing! 🙂

2 responses to 3 Ways to Applique!

  1. I’m wanting to purchase a Sewing/embroidery/quilting machine. I’m really anxious to learn applique. Do all of the Baby lock machines have the machine applique feature or is this software you install. I’m totally new at this! I want to make the right purchase since I’ll be spending a lot of money.

    • Hi Donna! Your local Baby Lock dealer will be the best place to go to check out the machines and ask about what each has to offer! 🙂 http://www.babylock.com/where-to-buy/ So excited for you! All of the Baby Lock embroidery machines have capability to applique a .pes machine applique file (as well as, embroidery design files)! Some Baby Lock embroidery machines have applique designs built into them to get you started, but, you can also purchase inexpensive embroidery/applique designs, download them to your computer, and place on your embroidery machine! And, of course, you can applique with your sewing machine, as well! 🙂 Happy shopping!!!

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