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Back Basting Applique Price: $22.99 
Back-Basting Applique, Step by Step   By Hand or Machine by Barbara J. Eikmeier
Pages: 64
Description: 8.5" x 11", full color; softcover

Learn to easily and accurately baste shapes in place for needle-turn or machine appliqué--by working from the wrong side of the fabric. No marks on the front! This step-by-step book teaches the basics and beyond. Novice and experienced quilters alike will enjoy adding these appliqué techniques to their tool kits.

  • Follow the easy-to-use lesson format with step-by-step photos; tips and hints appear throughout
  • Master skill-building appliqué techniques, such as working with layered and overlapped appliqués
  • Create seven unique projects, including table toppers, wall hangings, and a beautiful banner


California Bookwatch, August 2013
Back-Basting Applique Step by Step By Hand or Machine teaches those with some basic applique skills how to baste shapes in place by working from the wrong side of the fabric to eliminate marks in front. It provides novices and those with experience with new techniques provided in a lesson format with step-by-step photos throughout, and teaches how to work with layered and overlapped appliques, using seven different projects to explore the options. The result is an outstanding needlework book highly recommended for any seeking new techniques and different results from applique work!

Review from Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, December/January 2014
Learn a new way to baste appliqué working from the wrong side of the fabric - no marking required! This technique is suitable for needle-turn or machine appliqué and is outlined in step-by-step photos. Novice and experienced quilters alike will have plenty to learn from this clever book. Seven unique projects are included.

Review from Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Volume 23
This step-by-step guide from That Patchwork Place is a perfect introduction to back-basting appliqué for beginner patchworkers. All the tips and techniques necessary for accurate basting to prepare for neddleturn or machine sewing are here. Starting with the basics, appliqué aficionado Barb Eikmeier clearly describes back-basting methods for a range of appliqué shapes and styles, resulting in flawless designs. The six projects include the contemporary "Korean Roof Tiles Wall Hanging" and a cute and bright hexagonal "Owl Table Topper", both of which utilize and build upon the techniques taught in the first half of the book. Extremely approachable and informative... look for it at your local bookstore or online