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Roly-Poly Kitty Quilt Block Pattern

Guest Author - Kim Noblin

Roly-Poly Kitty- 6" Quilt Block

Here's a very simple kitty blockto applique.

Materials:

  • 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle of green fabric
  • 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle of blue fabric
  • Small amount of grey fabric for applique
  • Paper backed fusible web
  • Thread for machine buttonhole applique or embroidery thread for hand buttonhole applique
  • Basic sewing supplies

Instructions:

Step 1: Assemble the background square by sewing the 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" green rectangle to the 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" blue rectangle along one long side. Be sure to use a 1/4" seam allowance and press the seam toward the darker fabric.

Step 2: Print out the applique templates and trace onto paper backed fusible web. (Note: The templates are shown as amirror image so that you can trace the applique pieces by placing the fusible web on top of the printed template sheet. When you apply the fusible web and cut out the fabric pieces, they will be facing the same direction as my sample block above.)

Step 3: Cut each traced shape from the fusible web leaving at least 1/8" around each shape.

Step 4: Place the fusible web shapes on the WRONG SIDE of your grey fabric and press into place with a hot iron.

Step 5: Cut the shapes out along the traced lines and remove the paper from the back of the fusible web.

Step 6: Using the block above as your guide, place the shapes on the background block, tucking the ears under the head, the body under the head, and the tail under the body Using a hot iron, press the applique pieces to fuse into place.

Step 7: Applique shapes using coordinating thread. I used a machine buttonhole applique stitch. You can satin stitch by machine or buttonhole stitch by hand to finish the edges.

Note: If you'd like this pattern in a nicely formatted PDF, you can get it here: Roly-Poly Kitty PDF

Recommended Reading:

Mastering Machine Applique by Harriet Hargrave

Machine Applique: A Sampler of Techniques by Sue Nickels

Applique Delights by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins

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Content copyright © 2014 by Kim Noblin. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kim Noblin. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Judie Bellingham for details.

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