Appliqué the days away with our new templates

Todays Quilter applique patterns

Hooray our 50th issue is out next week! To celebrate, we’re giving you 34 Seasonal Appliqué Templates with every issue. Mix and match these easy-to-use templates to create beautiful designs for every season of the year!

Our favourite part of patchwork is often the very beginning. Auditioning fabric selections and combining prints awakens our creativity when shopping for yardage or rummaging through the scraps box. Appliqué is ideal for this, and we love the element of play that comes from mixing and matching shapes and colour to create pretty scenes. 

For this month’s gift, we’ve brought together 34 seasonal shapes that are rife with possibility for unique appliqué designs. Endless combinations can be made, whether you’re looking to adorn a simple stocking, add a decorative flourish to a table cloth, or embellish an elaborate quilt. 

Pair the watering can and flowers to create your own spring garden or play with sweet mama hen
and her little chick for Easter designs. Mix and match wings with insect bodies to create bees, butterflies and dragonflies, or use artistic license to create your own summer creatures. Autumnal leaves, woodland critters and harvest baskets are ideal for the cooler months. Or perhaps recreate the night sky and prepare for winter with holly, bells
and our friend, Mr Robin. 

If you’re itching to get making now, turn to page 43, for a weekend-friendly design. Laura and Jessie from the Today’s Quilter team, have joined forces to create a charming tea cosy using the teapot and tea cups from the template set, finished with a cheery embroidered sentiment. It’s sure to brighten up your kitchen table and will certainly be a talking point for visiting friends. 

In the meantime, check out our post 3 ways with appliqué to swot up on a few different appliqué methods. Find your favourite, reach for your fabrics and off you go!

Issue 50 is on sale on Thursday 13th June. Pre-order your copy in our online store.