Using Placement Guides
For Fusible Applique

Creating fusible applique can be messy. Unlike traditional applique, we apply an adhesive to the back of our fabrics and fuse them to our quilts. One misplaced applique piece or error in positioning motifs onto our quilts could be a disaster, making us start over or attempt to remove the fusible adhesive from our designs. Not Fun!!

Using a placement guide to construct our applique designs can eliminate a lot of frustration. They allow us to assemble the motifs and audition them on our quilts before making the final fuse.

Join me in this short tutorial course to learn my techniques for using placement guides for fusible applique quilts.

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Placement Guide
Prepare the Placement Guide

Prepare a placement guide to assemble
the fusible applique motifs.

Construct Design Elements

Construct the design elements
on the placement guide

Audition Before Fusing

Audition the applique design elements on the
fabric background before fusing.

Example Curriculum

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Have fun creating applique
and designing quilts!

A Message From Nanette:
I use a lot of fusible applique in my art quilts. To be honest with you, it took me awhile to get use to working with the fusible web products. I experimented a lot. I always got frustrated when I "accidentally" fused a fabric pieces in the wrong place. When that happened, I tried to remove the offending piece, but usually was left with damaged fabric and glue residue.

Then, I learned about placement guilds. This was a game changer for me. With this technique, I am able to make individual applique elements and audition them on my quilt BEFORE I fuse them in place.
Now I can design my quilts like an artist!
And you can too!


How is the class material presented?

This course is presented as short 15 minute video tutorial. The video is designed with an up-close view, so every student has a front row seat.

What skill level is required for this course?

This course was designed for beginners and includes step-by-step instruction. However, more advanced textile or mixed-media students will find plenty of information and inspiration to keep them engaged. Every student will be inspired to take their skills further to create their own unique designs.

When does this course begin and end?

This is a self-paced course which is ready for viewing as soon as your payment (through is completed. After you enroll you'll have full access to all the lessons and course material. Work through the course at your own pace and return to it whenever you need a refresher.

Does the course require any special computer software?

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Do I need high speed internet for this course?

Each lesson of this course contains video-based instruction. It is strongly advised that students use a stable, high speed internet service to view the course material. Slow internet connections will likely cause data drag and other streaming issues.

How long do I have access to this course?

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Is there an online community connected with this course?

There is a private Facebook Community for students with paid enrollment in NanetteSewZ online classes. Students will be invited to join after they officially complete enrollment in the course. Access information is also available in the course materials. The group is a safe and supportive community for students to share their art and ask questions.

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