Appliqué is fun and easy to do, and it opens up a world of design possibilities. The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop: Timeless Techniques for Modern Designs teaches you everything you need to know to create appliqué—both as embellishment and as the focus of projects. Instructions for hand and machine techniques are detailed for three main working methods:
- Raw-edge appliqué
- Prepared-edge appliqué
- Needle-turn appliqué
12 fun, inspiring projects put the techniques to use.
Interview by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild
Read about my design inspirations, approach to quilting and appliqué, and run-ins with the quilt police in this interview with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.
Starred review in Library Journal
With its comprehensive coverage of sewn appliqué techniques and its clear, thorough instruction, this is a book that quilters will want in their libraries. The projects are fantastic and the tutorials are excellent but what makes this book shine is Kosbab’s voice, which is wry and funny and encouraging in all the right ways.
Library Journal, June 1, 2014
As a former library minion myself, I’m honored! See if a library near you has The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop.
Mark Lipinski and I chatted about appliqué, art vs. craft, and more on his Creative Mojo radio show/podcast...download the replay to have a listen!
For the last stop on the blog tour, I share lots of tips for appliqué on Quilting Daily.
I’ve long admired Diane Gilleland, so her thoughtful review of The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop on CraftyPod means a lot to me. If you’re wondering if the book is a worthy addition to your craft library, check out the review!
This one's a keeper.
Today on the blog tour I crash my very own mother’s blog...when it comes to appliqué, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, but it sure took its time to fall!
Generation Q Magazine reviews the book on their site today, along with a goofy photo and personal details uncovered by roving reporter Melissa Thompson Maher. She points out that the projects aren’t the only things to like in the book:
It’s classic Kevin. His urbane sense of humor oozes off the pages right from the start.
Today I drop by Ebony Love’s blog to share a guest post about die cutting for appliqué. Enter to win a pack of wool charm squares from Ebony!
For Day 3 of the Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop Blog Tour, download a free project from the book on Sew Mama Sew.
Day 2 of the Blog Tour... hear what Angela has to say about The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop and enter to win a copy!
The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop Blog Tour starts today on my blog. See a virtual trunk show of some projects from the book, then leave a comment to enter the grand-prize giveaway!
What people are saying about The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop...
a refreshing approach to appliqué . . . . Kevin’s encouragement and no-nonsense advice take the scariness out of appliqué.Modern Patchwork, Spring 2014
I am loving it!!! Kevin Kosbab does such an amazing job with the technical writing, explaining each and every little detail with fabulous illustrations. There is no way you can get lost and I learned so much!!Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
take your quilting up a notch . . . a great guide for quilters looking to jump into appliqué.Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of CraftSanity in The Grand Rapids Press
...the book could be the helpful new guidebook for in-shop classes or the spark to create a unique project.American Quilt Retailer, March 2014
I used to be afraid of applique because the first time I tried it, I didn’t know the right tools to help me along the way; my poor little leaves were so frayed and my stitches were all over the place! If only I had this book back then to ease my fears. . . . Kevin Kosbab really covers everything in this book, and makes applique very user-friendly and fun to do!Jenna of Connecting Threads