Introducing the Man Sewing Shark Applicutter!

I cannot begin to say how excited I am to share this news with you. My new Shark Applicutter rotary cutter is now available for purchase (at! This product has been in my head for years and I am so happy to finally be able to share it with all of you! This cutter is the perfect tool for applique and other detailed projects! The 14mm blade is the smallest available, perfect for those curves and tight angles.

Watch the video to see it in action!

The Shark Applicutter makes intricate cuts easier and more exact with these great features:

  • Adapts for left or right hand.
  • Soft, comfortable grip.
  • Finger-protecting safety fin.
  • 14mm blade that slices with incredible accuracy.
  • Designed for applique, but great for any project.

Try out Rob Appell's brand new Shark Applicutter!

I can’t wait to hear about your experiences once you get to try it out for yourselves! It’s available at Missouri Star Quilt Company HERE.

Mandala Quilt Tutorial

Mandala Quilt Tutorial from Man Sewing!

Mandala Quilt Tutorial from Man Sewing!

Rob’s got a new Mandala Quilt on board, and man, is it easy! The secret? A couple of orange peel templates, fusible web, and Ombre Yardage by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics.

Mandala Quilt Tutorial from Man Sewing!

This cool variegated fabric creates tons of dimension – all you have to do is cut and paste!  You’ll also get a great lesson on using the satin stitch to finish off your applique. Click on the button below to get all the supplies you need and watch the tutorial!

Mandala Quilt Tutorial from Man Sewing!

Eagle Over Alaska Appliqué Quilt Tutorial

Is there anything more majestic than an eagle soaring gracefully over a pristine mountain landscape? How about waves crashing onto a rocky shoreline? A sleek cityscape silhouetted by a blazing sunset? We live in an extraordinary world, and everywhere I look, I’m inspired to create my own, unique scenery, quilting-style! 

Step by Step Video Tutorial of this Eagle Over Alaska Quilt Pattern by Rob Appell!

In this week’s new tutorial, Eagle Over Alaska, you’ll learn how to transform the beauty of nature into a unique piece of art using Rob’s raw edge appliqué technique.


Click below to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make your own Eagle Over Alaska Quilt!

Step by Step Video Tutorial of this Eagle Over Alaska Quilt Pattern by Rob Appell!