Tutorial Tuesday – A is for Applique (Raw Edge). How to, inspiration & free patterns

A is for Applique.

No need to reinvent the wheel when there are lots of fabulous tutorials out there on how to applique.  Below are the tutorials I reference.  Hopefully they will help you too.

Raw edge has a great look and is the easiest to do.  Raw edge applique is the easiest to do so I’m starting my applique segment with it.   Keep reading to see some inspiration and patterns too.

raw edge

Riley Blank Designs has a wonderful tutorial on raw edge applique.  She covers all the bases about adhering your applique to your fabric.  Go here for the tutorial.

Raw edge quilt from Quilt Taffy.


Raw edge appliqued pot holder @ Sew Inspired.

I don’t have the link for this.  I had this saved on my computer.  I love it.  Different size circles, layered and raw edge appliqued. If this is from your website, please let me know so I can acknowledge your creativity.

I love the simplicity of the circles on the linens.  Visit the Daily Stitch to read more.

Obviously I have a circle fetish.  I think they are stunning.  Go to the Blue Hare to read about it.

Creative Ideas for you has instructions on making this sweet mini raw edge quilt.

Not a quilt but still raw edge applique.  I got this off Pinterest that took you to a site that did not include anything about this – only ads.  Oh those tricky people.  Who needs those instructions?  We can make it up ourselves.

Crib Quilt, Abstract Flower Art Raw Edge Applique Baby Blanket, Infant Photo Prop, Newborn Backdrop, Unique

Inspiration only – this I found on Etsy.  I just looked again and it has sold.  Easy to recreate and oh so beautiful.  To visit the Etsy shop go here.

See this pretty raw edge quilt at My Quilt Diet.

Have you ever seen anything cuter than that little clothes line.  El-Petit-Taller has instructions on how to create.  This is about as raw edge as you can get. :)

Some lovely inspiration from Flickr.  You can see it here.

So pretty from Blue Elephant Stitches on Flickr. See it here.

This is from Pam’s Quilting on Flickr.  You can see it here.

Another stunning quilt from Flickr.  See it here.

Lovely and how easy would that be. The stitching definitely makes it.  Love it.  This is from Flickr too.  You can see it and other shots of it here.

Quilted pillow from Flickr.  See it here.

Other stunning Flickr Raw Edge Quilt. You can see it here plus other shots of this quilt.

Hello Spring to you too.  You can see more of this quilt on Flickr too.  You can see it here.

This is the so darn cute.  You can see more on Gwen’s Artwork Flickr page here.

What a fantastic way to use up your little snippets of scraps too.  This is from Flickr.  You can see it here.

You can see this here on Flickr.

You can see this and other beautiful things by Made In Monty here.

I hope this offered some inspiration to try some raw edge applique.

Any simple design or shape works for raw edge applique and I find that freehand works great but I have listed some pattern locations below if you want some design ideas.

free applique patterns

Homemade Gifts Made Easy has some printable designs and alphabet that is perfect for raw edge applique.  You can find it here.

More applique shapes can be found here at Quilter’s Cache.

Tons of applique shapes at Wee Folk Art.

See you next time.




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