Picture Frame Appliqué

By Debbie A. Homer-Hofhines

The technique of appliqué goes back as far as sewing does when people began using bits of cloth to cover up holes in clothing items. Appliqué derives from the word appliquer meaning to cover or put on. Early appliqué was used to lengthen the life of clothing, but quickly moved into artful techniques seen on clothing, blankets, quilts and home decorating items. Appliqué has become a treasured technique in cultures all over the world.

Debbie’s picture frame appliqué technique is the easiest of all appliqué methods when using Floriani’s Appliqué Wonder. This specialized webbing material is fusible on one side and sticky on the other but will not gum your needle. It securely holds the appliqué in place while being stitched.