Do the words “needle turn appliqué” strike you with horror? Well they do for me, but I must say, not anymore, since I discovered this amazing technique called “Apliquick”, invented by a Spanish lady called Rosa Rojas. Please have a look at this video, it’s amazing. It makes appliqué so much easier and faster and you can make the smallest shapes and designs with ease.
Rosa came to South Africa and was a vendor at our local quilt show that was held in Durban from the 3 – 7th July 2015.
When I got home I just had to try this technique, as I had spend a fortune buy all the gadgets. Well I must report it works extremely well. Every piece of equipment from the scissors to the two metal rods has been properly thought out, for example the scissors is designed that you never bend your hand downwards, as you do so much cutting out of little pieces of fabric.
The quilt I’m making using this technique, is Raiko Kato’s Mystery quilt for 2013, it was published in the Quilt mania, issues 93 – 98 if you do not have these issues you can purchase the pattern from the Quilt mania shop. I have completed block 6 and currently I’m working on block 1.
Guess what I will be doing this week coming?