Turn Up Your Needleturn Skills

Needle turn hand appliqué is a technique where you use the needle to turn the seam allowance of the appliqué pieces under and sew it in place with an invisible appliqué stitch. Like all handwork, hand appliqué is a cathartic craft that you can take with you on the go or curl up in your favorite chair. Becky Goldsmith will entice you with the beautiful pattern that you can make with needle turn appliqué and then guide you through every step of the process. 

Tile Tango is a fun and attractive quilt pattern with lively flowers hand appliquéd on 8” blocks. This course covers everything from fabric selection to making templates to perfecting that invisible stitch for making this pattern. Learn and master Becky’s innovative techniques through this course and then apply them to any hand appliqué pattern that you pick up. Never be intimidated by appliqué again!

What you will learn

  • Excellent ideas on how to color your quilt that include backgrounds, flowers, leaves, and stems.

  • The benefits of taking time to audition your appliqué pieces before you begin sewing. Learn how to use a simple folder lined with felt to keep your applique pieces together and protected while you sew.

  • Make templates quickly and accurately using a copy of the block and Self-Adhesive Laminate.

  • Make and use a placement overlay to accurately position appliqué on your block.

  • Pick the right tools for the job. Becky shows you a variety of needles, pins, scissors, thread, and more to help you choose the tools that suit you.

  • How to finger pressing helps turn the seam allowance under as you sew.

  • Stitching instructions for right and left-handed

  • Includes 1-year access to the course materials, direct contact with your instructor through in-course discussion rooms, and access to our private community boards where you can meet other Creative Sparklers.


+ FREE eBook, The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color by Becky Goldsmith ($20.99 value) 

A practical, visual guide to color written specifically for quilters and that helps take the fear out of fabric selection with important, rarely discussed concepts!

Needleturn Applique: Tile Tango

Step through the Tile Tango with Becky as your partner. No matter your skill level, this class will teach you everything you need to know to become a happy and confident hand appliquér!

Course Curriculum

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to Class!

    1 Video 2 Texts 1 PDF 1 Download

  • Chapter 2: Color and Design

    4 Videos

  • Bonus Chapter: Yes, you should wash your fabric!

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 3: Make Your Templates and Placement Overlay

    8 Videos 2 PDFs

  • Chapter 4: Prepare Backgrounds and Applique Shapes

    5 Videos

  • Chapter 5: Details Count

    6 Videos 1 Text

  • Chapter 6: The Invisible Stitch

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 7: Outer Curves

    4 Videos

  • Chapter 8: Inner Curves

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 9: Outer Points

    8 Videos

  • Chapter 10: Cutaway Applique

    5 Videos

  • Chapter 11: The Flower Center

    2 Videos

  • Chapter 12: Press, Trim, Finish!

    1 Video

  • Thank you!

    1 Video 1 Text