Easy Appli-Bond Bald Eagle Course

Joan Shay’s amazing appli-bond technique brings artistic dimension and texture to any project and eliminates fussy-edge finishing.

In this class, Joan shares her original 20″ x 30″ bald eagle quilt and shows how to make your own 3-D version using water soluble stabilizer and her foolproof process. Joan shows how to mark and cut the foundation and add feathers.

The nest is an artistic creation in itself and gains its realistic appearance due to Joan’s unique stitching process. Borders, stems, and leaves are carefully layered and stitched, adding depth. Once the nest is attached and the eagle is settled in, Joan offers quilting and finishing tips that complete the look.

Pay tribute to our beloved national bird and bring the outdoors inside with this fabulous quilt and be inspired to use the appli-bond technique in many other ways!

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

Total Duration: 2hr 2min

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How do I care for a quilt made with this technique?

This 3-D project is 20″ x 30″ when completed, making it a perfect size for a wallhanging. It can be washed. As with any quilt, you will want to exercise care when handling, as well as keeping it in a place where it will not get faded by sunlight.

2. This looks different than typical piecing or appliqué. Will I be able to do it just like the picture?

When you watch this class, you will find that Joan gives an amazing amount of tips about fabric selection, placement, and her special method of preparing and attaching each piece. You’ll be surprised how quickly the project comes together!

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 Joan 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
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