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Project: Quilt center piece or appliqué

Technique: Fractured Image - NOT PAPER PIECING (but EPP compatible)

Size: 20" x 30"

Contains: All fractured pieces included at 1:1 scale, yardage and fabrics chart, color chart, fractured map

Background not included. Washable glue, Pellon 820 stabilizer and Freezer paper required (not included)

The cougar 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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