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Designed to be cut from one piece of Ombre Fabrics

Should you want to use regular fabrics, you can choose your own colors and assign it to the fabrics map.

Project: Quilt applique

Technique: Fractured Image (EPP Compatible) - NOT PAPER PIECING

Appliqué Size: 30" x 40"

Contains: All fractured pieces at 1:1 scale for the wings, fractured map, raw edge butterfly body, fabrics chart to associate your own colors to each piece on the map

Ombre Butterfly Fractured Image (English)

  • Fractured image is an exclusive technique developed by Yanicka Hachez in order to do great art appliqués for quilts easily.  


    Although it shares a similar look with paper piecing, pattern pieces are traced on the right side of the fabrics using freezer paper and the quilter does not need to work from an inverted pattern. The pieces are designed to overlap and can first be assembled and glued using washable school glue over the ledges. They can then be sewed directly using a simple zigzag or satin stitch on the overlap.  


    Even beginners can easily produce the most striking appliques using this technique - whether the pattern contains a dozen pieces or  several hundred of them.


    Quilters who prefer the more traditional english paper piecing technique (EPP) can still use all the fractured Image patterns and ignore the specific ledges instructions, adding ledges ito all pieces in order to assemble them traditionnally.


    See our tutorial guide here.

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