Book Review – The Quilter’s Applique Workshop

I’m so pleased today to share a fabulous book coming out by Kevin Kosbab, The Quilter’s Applique Workshop.

Kevin has covered every last detail of multiple applique techniques and tools in this book. If you have ever wanted to try applique, this is a perfect starting point.  In particular he discusses raw edge applique, fusible applique and needle turn applique. There are a lot of step by step instructions for each section, making this book perfect for beginnings and intermediate level alike. Kevin also discusses a number of different fabrics that he uses in the process including silks, cottons and felted wool. That was very interesting for me to see given that I’ve mainly worked with cotton applique until now.

The book itself is arranged by style of applique with multiple projects for each type.  Kevin makes use of modern and traditional techniques and tools.  I’m particularly intrigued by the glue basting he does for needle turn applique.  I’ve been seeing more and more people using this and I know that I need to get on the band wagon!<

My personal favorite project from the book is the China Cupboard Wall Quilt.  It uses raw edge applique technique and I’m pretty sure it might be perfect for my dining room.  I already own half of the fabrics! lol  It will definitely be a jumping off point for me and whatever I end up doing.  Thanks for the inspiration Kevin!

The book is full of projects any kind of applique enthusiast. And Kevin does a great job holding your hand through any tricky parts. Interested?!

100 thoughts on “Book Review – The Quilter’s Applique Workshop”

  1. Good review. I think I want this book on my bookshelf! It sounds as if it covers the gamut and would appeal to the beginner and the old hand alike.

  2. Applique gives a lot of freedom in design possibilities. Kevin's book would be a welcome addition to anyone's library…especially mine! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

  3. I have just added applique to my quilts and other crafting project and would love to see the resources available to perfect this lovely endeavor — I'm happy with my progress too – Thanks #!}

  4. This is exactly the kind of book I need to do applique the way that works best for me. I would love to win the book.

  5. I've been ill and ignoring my crafty update emails but thought to ck this one on the all-seasons pillowcase appliqué. SO glad I did! It'd be gravy if I won the book .. I already downloaded the PDF just to have a starting point. Thanks for the chance!

  6. Love applique, but tire of standard cut and iron on as a staple… would love to learn some new techniques!

    As a side note, your link to his site is missing a d… maybe someone noted that already… adding him to the feedly now!