It’s so much fun to add extra 3D embellishments to your applique quilts!
There’s a post here showing how to add small 3D pieces to an applique block – teeth and small bear ears.
And I teach several 3D options in my Cute Quilt-As-You-Go Applique Monsters class on Craftsy. Here are a few examples.
You can see that these are mostly longer pieces that you want to flap and dangle. But what if you want them to stand up – like bunny ears?
You can do that fir quilts – just like you can do it for stuffed animals. Here’s the tutorial for stuffed animals.
The technique for quilts is basically the same – but it’s a tiny bit more involved because applique template pieces have no seam allowances – and you need to account for that if you’re going to sew them into flappy ears.
Don’t worry – it’s easy. I show you how to do it in this video.
See? Not hard at all.
Here are a couple of links you might want.
- Shop here for Soft & Stable.
- Get the free Mix & Match Bunnies pattern here.
- If you’re new to Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive, you can sign up here for a free workshop taking you through the whole process. I think it’s the most fun way to make a quilt. 🙂