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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi binding
  • Publication: 15 May 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219378
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99
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Sarah Payne’s Appliqué School


A guide to hand and machine appliqué for sewers and quilters by Sarah Payne (Author)

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Book Description

In this fun and practical introduction to hand and machine appliqué, well-known TV personality Sarah Payne leads you through a series of techniques to build up your skills.

Each chapter includes a number of different-sized step-by-step projects, including a height chart, pet feeding mat, quilt, cushions, baby play mat, bags, wall art and placemats. Sarah discusses both hand-sewn and machine-sewn appliqué, as well as raw-edged and turned-edge appliqué. She also includes information on feature stitching, using paper templates, layering, quilting and binding. There are templates to trace supplied for the projects.

Jam-packed with information and colourful projects, jump in and start learning all things appliqué. Put your skills into practice and at the same time create beautiful projects to keep or give as gifts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Tools and materials 8
Basic techniques 20

Machine-sewn raw-edged appliqué 44
Lesson 1: Perky parrot cushion 46
Lesson 2: Dog and cat feeding mats 50
Lesson 3: Robot friends height chart 56
Lesson 4: Japanese wall art 60
Lesson 5: Peacock wall hanging 63
Lesson 6: Farmyard play mat 70
Machine-sewn turned-edge appliqué 76
Lesson 7: Retro tote bag 78
Lesson 8: Heart cushion 82
Lesson 9: Orange peel table runner and placemats 87
Lesson 10: Harlequin bed runner 90
Lesson 11: Happy flowers quilt 95
Hand-sewn appliqué 102
Lesson 12: Vintage clutch bag 104
Lesson 13: Fabulous felt book cover 108
Lesson 14: Seaside wall art 111
Lesson 15: Scented pillow 114
Lesson 16: Baltimore-style wall hanging 118

Templates 124
Index 144

About the Author

About Sarah Payne

Sarah Payne is a popular quilting teacher, designer and TV demonstrator, well known on Create and Craft. 

In 2011, Sarah decided to take a career break and rediscover her creative side. She started by opening a fabric shop and training centre, before becoming a regular contributor to all the major UK quilting magazines. She has launched a successful range of quilting kits and now designs her own fabric range for Craft Cotton Company.

Sarah wrote her first book, Sarah Payne's Quilt School, in 2019. It was awarded highly commended at the British Sewing Awards 2020 in the category 'Favourite sewing book 2019-20'.

Sarah lives in Peterborough, UK. Her website is www.sarahpayne.co.uk.


The Sewing Directory

Following on from Sarah Paynes Quilt School comes her latest book Sarah Paynes Appliqué School which focuses on teaching the reader 3 forms of appliqué; machine-sewn raw edge appliqué, machine-sewn turn edge appliqué, hand-sewn needle turn appliqué.

The book starts off with a detailed guide to the tools, materials and techniques youll need for the projects. Covering techniques including freezer paper appliqué, reverse appliqué, pulled thread appliqué, needle turn appliqué, iron on adhesive appliqué, the common stitches used for attaching the appliqué, hand quilting and free motion quilting. There are good step-by-step photos as well as written instructions to help you follow the steps required.

The remainder of the book is project based, split into lessons, each project focusing on different skills. In the introduction to each project it tells you which skills you will practice when making the project. The colourful projects are divided into the 3 forms of applique mentioned above. The projects are mainly for the home cushions, quilts, wall art, wall hangings etc as well as a few bags too. I especially liked the robot friends height chart and the Japanese wall art projects.

The projects are easy to follow, detailed instructions, close up photos and best of all full-size templates at the back of the book, so no faffing around with resizing templates. You can also download them from bookmarkedhub.com if you dont want to trace them from the book.

If you are new to applique, by the end of this book you will have mastered several different ways to do it and will have ideas of how you can incorporate it into future projects. It is very beginner friendly, easy to follow and with handy tips scattered throughout the book.

British Patchwork & Quilting

After the success of her first book, Sarah Payne has now turned to applique. The techniques are divided into three sections - machine-sewn raw edge, machine-sew turned edge and hand-sewn applique. Each section has projects to practice the techniques. There is a comprehensive tools and materials section which covers equipment, threads and fabrics. The anatomy of fabric is a very useful section for beginners as is the section on waddings.

The basic techniques follow next and it is certainly worth-wile reading through the different options. Attaching the shapes by wither machine of hand follow next, along with some commonly used embroidery stitches that can also be used. There is a useful page on designing your own shapes and then a short section on finishing your projects.

There are sixteen projects which feature the different techniques. Most are smaller items such as pictures, cushions, runners with one or two smaller quilts. 

This is an excellent book on various applique techniques. Chosen as the British Patchwork and Quilting Book of the Month. 

The Quilter

This fun and practical primer leads readers through a series of hand and machine appliqué techniques. The opening section presents chapters on Tools and Materials and a fully illustrated guide to Basic Techniques, which is a handy reference whatever appliqué project you are creating. This is followed by sections on Machine-sewn raw-edged appliqué, Machine-sewn turned-edge appliqué and Hand-sewn appliqué. The sections are divided into a series of lessons, each one presented as a step-by-step project featuring designs that build up your skills full-size templates are provided. Items include cushions, home and fashion accessories and wall-hangings. An ideal introduction to appliqué, the colourful, up-to-date designs will appeal to those who like a more modern aesthetic.

Machine Knitting Monthly

In her fun and practical introduction to the craft, well-known TV personality Sarah Payne leads us through a series of techniques to build up our skills. Packed with information and colourful projects, her book is a guide to hand and machine appliqué for all sewers and quilters.

Sew Magazine

TV personality Sarah Payne takes a deep dive into the wonderful world of appliqué. Whether you're a novice of experienced sewist, this terrific title is sure to teach you a thing of two about both hand and machine appliqué. Filled with fun and accessible lessons, it features an array of clever needlework techniques, from reverse, raw-edge and turned-edge designs. School is back in session!

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