Today we get to talk about these fun little shapes designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. Sew Simple Shapes are templates used for applique work and Lori has created tutorials to show you various ways of using these handy little pieces of plastic perfection.
Lori’s first tutorial shows you how to use the templates for needle turn applique. If you like the feel and detail work of hand sewing, this is the tutorial for you.
She’ll take you through the steps of how to use the templates and exactly how to needle turn applique. The result is a charming and timeless hand-made look.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a fast, uniform look, her tutorial on using interfacing to create applique is the one for you.
The finished result here has a more precise, machine finished look.
Beginning in January, Lori will have a Sew-Along on her blog to create this beautiful quilt featuring her soon-to-be released Calico Days fabric collection and Bloom Sew Simple Shapes.Â
So be sure to ask your local quilt shops or online retailers for Bloom Sew Simple Shapes and mark your calendars! We are excited to see your blocks and beautiful applique work!