Would you like to learn too?

Posted by on 17 June 2017 | 0 Comments


I don't know about you, but I've always enjoyed hand applique. It's easy to learn, fun and most of all relaxing. We all need a little of that in our busy lives!

Have you ever wanted to learn applique? ....or seen one of those beautiful Hawaiian blocks you really wanted to make but didn't know where to start?... or wanted to learn hand quilting? These techniques are all a great way to relax ....and sooooo rewarding at the end of it too. 

I took a peak at Nancy Chong's methods for needleturn applique in her class Hawaiian Quilting 101. Her techniques are definitely the way to learn! Easy, fun and relaxing. While making a Hawaiian block-size quilt in your favorite colors and fabrics you'll learn all the techniques. Believe me, you will learn just how easy it is to make a lovely Hawaiian quilt block for yourself. The design provided for you in class is the breadfruit (the Hawaiians call it "ulu"). They believe that if you make your first quilt using an ulu pattern, you will be assured of much enjoyment and future creativity in your quilting endeavors.

If you have a Hawaiian block pattern that you would rather make, please feel free to use it. I want you to experience success in this class, and working on something you really like is a big part of that success. Once you have appliqued and quilted your block, you can make it into a decorative pillow or a small wall quilt. I bet you won't stop at just one block!


Here is some of the work done by previous students who have learned Nancy's techniques.

Maureen's Hawaiian quilt block


Joanne's Hawaiian Quilt block


patti's Hawaiian quilt block


Would you like to learn too? Nancy's Hawaiian Quilting 101 will surely get you started. It is an on-demand workshop so you can start when you like, ask a question any time, see what other students have asked and learn to enjoy a fun, relaxing technique.

About Hawaiian Quilting 101 Workshop:  Hawaiian quilts are visually striking because of their sophistication, symmetry, and strong contrasting colors. They look difficult to make and yet are surprisingly easy. Nancy shows you each stress-free step, as you create this 20" breadfruit block. Traditionally it is believed that if your first quilt is a breadfruit, you will be certain to make many more quilts, and we want you to get off to a great start! This is an ideal way to learn the needleturn appliqué method. No previous appliqué experience is necessary.  Read more....

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