Applique Book Reviews

  Beyond the Horizon; Small Landscape Applique By Valerie Hearder
C&T Publishing, Lafayette, CA, 1995

A step-by-step guide to creating landscapes from fabric. Teaches the basics as well as how to use special fabrics and embellishments. Covers both hand and machine applique as well as how to "frame" the finished project.


  1. Fabric
  2. Inspiration
  3. Creativity
  4. Learning to See
  5. Design Principles
  6. Cut and Collage
  7. Applique Stitchery
  8. Fusible Applique
  9. Specialty Fabrics
  10. Embellishments
  11. Finish the Landscape
  12. Expanding Horizons
Reviewer: Sue Traudt

 Faces &Places; Images in Applique
By Charlotte Warr Anderson
C&T Publishing, Lafayette, CA, 1995

A wonderful book. Covers converting pictures into works of quilt art. Discusses what makes a good photo to base your work on, lighting and perspective. Full coverage , including step-by step photo illustrations, of the technique of creating patterns, selecting fabrics, appliqueing and quilting. Examines using both people and landscapes as inspiration.


  1. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
  2. Enlarging Procedures
  3. Pattern Drawing
  4. Fabric Choices
  5. Transferring and Marking
  6. Needle Turn Applique
  7. Stitch By Number
  8. Far and Near Landscapes
  9. Culmination
Reviewer: Sue Traudt

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