How to Applique: 4 Free Applique Patterns & Techniques

Free applique patterns and techniques

Learn how to applique and discover 4 patterns with must-know techniques, all with this free download!

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Download your free quilt designs for creating applique quilts.Quilters love to explore applique as a way to add designs to their fabric, in addition to piecing. While traditional quilters hand-stitched their fabric motifs in place, contemporary quilters are more apt to fuse or use machine applique techniques, opening up new, faster, design possibilities.

With the help of this free eBook, you’ll explore various methods for how to applique quilt elements. Start your explorations with Vivika Hansen DeNegres tiny tote, featuring fused, raw-edge applique hexagons. If you love the curves of a fanciful landscape quilt but don’t know how to applique the pieces, Roses tutorial will show you the way! Define lines with Ellen Anne Eddy’s tips on free-motion applique. Or, for an easy, breezy, mixed-media approach, try making Marys reverse-applique flags. Have fun learning from the experts! Download this free eBook today.


Learn how to create your very own applique quilts with this free eBook!

Get all four free articles to make applique quilt designs like these!Whether you are interested in machine or hand applique stitch techniques, this free eBook will get you started with some fun and interesting basics. Along with a variety of techniques, you’ll also find inspiration to create each of these applique quilts. Bring your quilts to life with this must-have collection of articles and projects!


Easy Applique Quilt: Flying Colors by Mary Stoudt

Flying Colors by Mary Stoudt

While most quilts adorn the home inside, Mary’s applique design can decorate the outside of your home with quilts as well. These flags are made to be viewed and enjoyed from either side, and they are quick to make. Quotations, poetry, or favorite song lyrics with a common theme will be printed on fabric to become the machine applique designs on your flags.


Free-Motion Machine Applique Explained and Explored by Ellen Anne Eddy

Defining the Line: Free-Motion Applique Explained and Explored by Ellen Anne Eddy

Learn how to use free-motion applique quilting techniques with this tutorial. Sewing in a horizontal line with a zigzag stitch will produce a narrow jump stitch that can be used to smooth any shape into a lovely, organic line. This piece of advice, along with expert tips on shading and thread choices, will help you be successful creating your own of Ellens applique quilt designs.


Hand Applique Example: The Heartfelt Landscape by Rose Hughes

The Heartfelt Landscape by Rose Hughes

Have you ever looked at a beautiful scene, or imagined a fanciful design, and thought it was impossible to sew those amazing curves? If so, Rose has all the answers for you. In this applique tutorial, you will learn how to layer your landscape to create real depth. Combine simple straight-stitch hand applique piecing methods with machine applique to produce shapes that are normally very difficult to piece. Now traveling and picture taking has taken on a new meaning.


Applique Quilting: Pretty Little Tote Bag by Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Pretty Little Tote Bag by Vivika Hansen DeNegre

What girl (or gal) doesn’t love a small bag to carry her things? This tiny tote is easy to make and can be completed in no time. The raw-edge applique hexagons fused to the outside pocket give the bag a modern appeal.


What are you waiting for? Grab your free applique quilt patterns today!

If there was ever the right moment to begin applique quilting it is now. Just simply download this free eBook from Quilting Daily and learn how to quilt applique patterns on all your favorite quilt designs. With each tutorial, you’ll uncover a variety of new stitches, hand and machine applique techniques, and much more! With these four applique quilt techniques, you are sure to discover ideas you never imagined for your quilts.

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