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The Freezer Paper Appliqué Method
Many quilters choose to use freezer paper for appliqué. Available in grocery stores and some quilt shops, freezer paper has a shiny coating on one side that temporarily adheres to fabric when pressed with a warm iron. This technique may be used to prepare pieces for hand or machine appliqué. Learn how to use freezer paper to prepare appliqué shapes, below.
Tips for Machine Appliqué
How you stabilize and stitch your appliqué pieces matters more than how you prep them. Click through to the end of the slideshow to get some troubleshooting tips!
Shiny Baubles
Fusible ornament appliqués and metallic embellishments combine in a merry and bright tree skirt.
Pumpkin Tea Towel
For quick fall decor, machine-appliqué shapes to a purchased tea towel. Fabrics are from various Kim Diehl collections for Henry Glass & Co.
Spring to Life Tote
Personalize a purchased reusable carryall by machine-appliquéing whimsical shapes on one side. Fabrics are from the Bee Basics collection by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.
Bright Bloom Pincushion
Practice your embroidery with a flower pincushion featuring both machine- and hand-stitched embellishments. Fabrics are from various Tonga batik collections by Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

More Appliqué

Secrets for Perfect Appliqué Points and Curves
Jody Sanders shares pivoting tricks for getting perfect appliqué stitches around outside curves, inside curves, and points.
10 Tips for Needle-Turn Appliqué
These tips will help you improve your needle-turn appliqué experience and results.
Machine Minute: Applique Stitch Options

Find the perfect stitch for your applique project by creating an applique stitch sampler.