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#3 – Applique Patchmaker Tools

Create stars, posies and quilting stencils with simple-to-use controls. No drawing involved! These new applique tools make creating these shapes easy and fun!

These new tools will be available when you choose the Shapes tool on an applique block or motif (StencilMaker only available for Motifs).


Play around with the settings to see the different star shapes you can create!


Quickly fill a basket with different kinds of flowers!


(only available for motifs)

Add these original stencil designs to layer 3 of your quilt!

See the complete list of features on the Electric Quilt website.