BACK TO FRONT APPLIQUE practice block

Finished size approx.. 9" (22cm)

Requirements (note: sizes include 1/4" seam)

  • 1 x centre square 7" (17cm)
  • 4 x corner triangles - cut 2 x 5 1/2" (13.5cm) squares, sliced diagonally
  • backing, 10" (25cm) square
  • thin wadding (batting), square 10" (25cm)
  • binding, strip 38" (92cm) long
  • scraps for apple and leaves
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STEP 1 - stitch a triangle to each side of the centre square

 

STEP 2 - QUILTING

  • Mark for quilting: evenly divide each side of the centre square and lightly mark quilting lines diagonally (as in the diagram) all the way from corner to corner.

 

  • Layer the backing, wadding and pieced top. baste and quilt the marked lines.

 

  • Trim edges and bind the quilt.

 

 

STEP 3 - BACK TO FRONT applique

  • Trace and cut a cardboard shape for each part of the design.

 

  • Position on back of applique fabric and cut out adding 1/4" seam

 

  • Thread baste fabric over cardboard shapes. Lightly starch seam allowance and press. Leave to cool then remove basting and remove cardboard.

 

  • Position as desired and straight-stitch machine applique through all layers. Secure ends.

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