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.
Prepare all of your appliqué pieces at one time. This will save you time later as you begin to stitch them in place. You’ll be able to plan any overlaps and reduce bulk. Edges of appliqué pieces that are covered by other pieces do not need to be turned under.
If your quilt pattern instructions don’t indicate a numerical stitching sequence, start with the pieces closest to the foundation fabric. Appliqués are layered to give dimension with the ones closest to the foundation fabric (and farthest away from you) placed first.
Appliqué the pieces to the foundation, working from the bottom layer to the top.