Make and Use Appliqué Templates
Mastering this technique will be easy when you follow our step-by-step instructions for making and using appliqué templates. Learn how to make appliqué templates, then follow our tutorials to learn how to add appliqué designs to your quilting projects.
Use Appliqué Templates
Templates are traced around onto the wrong or right side of the fabric, depending on the method you’ll be using. You need to choose a marking tool that will show up on your fabric. A pencil works well on light-color fabric; a white, silver, or yellow dressmaker’s pencil is a good choice on dark fabric. If you’re using a pencil, keep the point sharp to ensure accuracy. A mechanical pencil works well to make a sharp, thin line. Do not use a ballpoint or ink pen. It may bleed when washed. Test all marking tools on a fabric scrap before using.