Scrappy Bits Appliqué: Fast & Easy Fusible Quilts · 8 Projects · Foolproof Technique

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9781607058809: Scrappy Bits Appliqué: Fast & Easy Fusible Quilts · 8 Projects · Foolproof Technique

With its easy stitching techniques, Scrappy Bits Applique, shows how simplicity can produce dramatic results. You'll learn a fresh and fast “scrappy” approach to quilting, using a fast raw-edged technique. Guided by step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to intuitively choose, cut, and sew bits of fabric to create a collage of unique images and textures. Included are eight engaging quilt projects to try out your new skills.

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About the Author:

Shannon Brinkley is a self-taught quilter and designer of modern quilt patterns. She holds two teaching certifications and loves encouraging others to learn and try new things. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. Visit her website,, to see her quilts and patterns.


It seems all appliquérs save scraps of fabrics thinking they will use them somewhere, someday. Now Shannon Brinkley has come along with a fun way to turn those scraps into one-of-a-kind quilts using her simple collage technique and raw-edge appliqué. Shannon discusses how to plan your quilt, color theory basics and how to choose a color palette. She also addresses what materials you will need and explains why she recommends these materials and explains how to pull all this together to make the quilt using different collage techniques and quiltmaking basics. There are 8 projects in the book. You will find detailed sizing charts, photos and illustrations illustrating the techniques used. If you are looking for a fun new technique to learn I recommend you give Shannon’s Scrappy Bits Appliqué method a try. The designs are fun and modern and the instructions are easily understood. Start out small and make a pillow. You will soon find yourself working on larger project s and digging through all those scraps you have for just the right color or print. (The Applique Society Newsletter, 9/3/14)

Every quilter, sewer has scraps left over from projects and what to do with the smaller pieces can be tricky. The book starts with the basics of raw edge appliqué techniques, advice on colour theory, quilt design, collage techniques and various finishing methods.There are 8 projects in the book with charts so one can make a baby quilt up to king with full fabric requirements for the different sizes. Various quilting methods are explained and shown, along with basting techniques and advice. (9/11/14)

This inspiring mash-up of fabric collage and raw-edge fusible applique will have you itching to use your scraps to create quilts and projects with a crisp, modern appeal. Author Shannon Brinkley teaches her version of collage both directly onto a quilt background or created separately and then cut into shapes and appliqued to a background. (Generation Q Magazine, October 2014)

Shannon Brinkley shows in this book what you can make with all your scraps. In the first part of the book you will learn different methods of raw edge applique and design a raw edge quilt: How you plan the quilt, how to use different colors, which materials you need etc. The second part contains eight different projects , with patterns. A lovely book with a refreshing view about the use of scraps. (Quilt & Zo Magazine)

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