Hand applique quilt patterns can be found online for free, purchased online or found in applique quilt pattern books and magazines, such as "The Ultimate Applique Guidebook" and "A Baltimore Album: 25 Applique Patterns," which can be found online at Amazon or through a local bookstore. Applique patterns can be used in quilting to add dimension and pattern to a background fabric either by machine or by hand.
In order to find hand applique quilt patterns online, users can search the available websites that offer pattern books, single pattern designs or downloadable templates. FaveQuilts.com provides applique pattern categories from which to choose with links to the templates, which are free to download. The applique instructions are included and provide the measure of difficulty and tips for the selected project as well as pictures. The website also offers free e-books for customers who subscribe with their email address.
Some websites that offer applique patterns like StichinPost.com and QuiltKnit.com are online retailers and require a purchase.
Applique pattern books can also be found online or from local bookstores. Amazon.com features dozens of books on applique patterns, as of October 2015. The books are available as new, used or Kindle editions, which are auto-delivered wirelessly. Quilting and applique pattern books can also be found from the local library or from trial subscriptions to quilting magazines.