Floral Fancy & Applismith

Deny quilting gravity and elevate your quilts to works of art! Applismith is a new method of fusible applique that adds a third dimension to your quilting. Once you learn this technique, the possibilities will amaze you. 


What is Applismith?

To smith means to make or work with. A silversmith works with silver. A goldsmith works with gold. So, an Appliuqesmith works with appliques.  We just shortened it a bit to Applismith so it would be easier to say!

Applismith is a whole new method that will change the way you quilt. It couples the ease of fusible applique with the economy of quilt as you go. These simplified methods give you time to take it over the top with a bit of thread painting and beading. The result is an elegant project.

This technique is easy to learn and lots of fun. Once you learn it, the sky is the limit! You can apply it to all sorts of quilting projects. 

Are you curious? If so, please watch the video collage below to see a little more about the steps involved in the Poinsettia Runner project.



 The APPLISMITH Foundation Course:

The course will take you step by step through the Applismith Process and the associated embellishments?

You will learn a totally new method of quilting. For the experienced quilter, you may find it a bit backward. Trust me – it works!

The basic lessons are:

  1. Welcome and selection of materials
  2. Methods to transfer designs
  3. Quilting the blocks
  4. Making the appliques
  5. Applying the appliques
  6. Adding embellishments

Bonus lessons include:

  • Connecting blocks
  • Binding quilts

The beauty of these projects is that when you are done, you are done! No more quilt tops waiting for inspiration or travel to the longarmer.

The class is offered via Zoom and recorded for Floral Fancy Guild Members to view later if they were unable to make class or want to review materials.



 Applismith Pattern Available

Currently, we are focusing on Applismith flowers, which we call Floral Fancy! There are over eighteen patterns in the Floral Fancy family. This includes our impressive Poinsettia Runner. We are releasing one per month for members. 

  • Daisy
  • Aster
  • Poinsettia 
  • Bachelor Buttons
  • Bluebell
  • Buttercup
  • Crocus
  • Forget-me-not
  • Sunflower
  • Pansy
  • Larkspur
  • Clematis
  • Iris
  • Snowdrop
  • Hollyhock
  • Calla Lily
  • Dahlia
  • Passionflower

All of the released patterns are available for Floral Fancy Guild Members along with monthly Zoom tutorials (all of which are recorded). We also include bonus materials for members, such as incorporating blocks into larger projects, more embellishments, and quilting patterns.

If you just want to test the waters, click on a pattern name to register for an on demand version of the class. This will give you access to just one class and that pattern. It will give you a flavor of what is included in the Floral Fancy Guild Membership.



Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be good quilter?

This is course isn’t for beginners. But we provide enough detail so that confident beginners and more advanced quilters should enjoy the class.

Experience with free motion quilting is not required. We provide options for free motion and machine quilting (with our without walking foot).

Do I need any special materials for the class?

Yes – You will need a special interfacing/fusible. That material is available from a variety of shops, including our shop.

Are kits available?

Yes – We have kits available, which include the special interfacing and embellishments. You can also use your own materials if you choose. Kits are available for a discount to Floral Fancy Guild Members.

Is a special sewing machine needed?

No – All of our samples were made on a domestic machine. We do recommend having both a quilting foot, an open toe foot, and possibly a foor for blanket stitching.

Can I pick a specific pattern?

Each month, we will introduce a new class and build upon techniques learned in the Foundations course. As a member, you can always go back an watch the recording of earlier tutorials.

How long will I have access to the library?

We will record the class so that you have access for as long as you are a member.

What if I need extra help?

We will have a private Facebook group for Applismith. You will be able to post questions there to get help from us and other members.