Appliqué in reverse is quick to learn and easy to perfect with Teri Henderson Tope’s clear and methodical instructions. The class project is an Asian-inspired carnation that requires only three small pieces of fabric and a needle and thread to get started. After marking and basting, begin to sew gentle curves using a simple “swish” of the needle as demonstrated by Teri.

You’ll learn how to make inside and outside points as well as how to begin and end so the stitching doesn’t pull out or show through. She explains how to finish the carnation with either hand quilting or machine free-motion quilting. Teri also provides instructions on how to use appliqué in reverse to make monogram letters appear to float off the background fabric.

Complete instructions for a bonus monogram quilt are included with this class. Teri’s appliqué in reverse techniques create needle-turned projects that have that professional, embossed look every time, so sign up now to learn all of her tips for making your reverse appliqué beautiful.

For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

Total Duration: 1hr 32min

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Does the class provide a photograph or do I use one of my own?

Teri’s method teaches you to make a thread portrait from an image that is meaningful to you. Whether it is a relative, friend, or pet, choose your own image and use Teri’s techniques to complete your project. Then, let everyone enjoy what you’ve made by posting it on this site.

Do I have to have excellent sewing skills to make thread portraits?

If you can thread your machine and sew a generally straight line, you can make a thread portrait!

What if I have questions?

We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, click the “Contact Teacher” link to a question and Teri will get back with you.

When can I get started?

We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!



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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons