Former interior designer turned award-winning pattern and textile designer, Alison Glass, brings you fresh, creative projects guaranteed to add warmth and style to your home. You'll love making eye-catching quilts and home decor that rival boutique-style accessories but made by hand. Alison introduces readers to a variety of fabric types, threads and techniques suitable for creating wonderful textures in appliqué. She also includes a series of embroidery stitch instructions to get you started with hand-stitched embellishments. Who says appliqué has to be from a single fabric? Learn how to piece interesting improv components to cut large-scale appliqué shapes to add more layers to your quilts. From heirloom-quality needle-turn applique to modern jersey and big-stitch accents, this book includes step-by-step photographs covering each technique in detail (from raw-edge, to needle-turn to reverse appliqué. With two large pull-out pages packed with mix-and-match shapes to use, Alison gets you drawing, cutting, snipping, turning and stitching to express your own style through each fabulous layer. 14 unique projects for those new to appliqué and Alison Glass enthusiasts alike.