Last Updated on February 6, 2020 by wendigratz
The words I added to my last two quilts make me so happy! Now I want to go back and remake all my old quilts with words – but I’m probably going to have to leave that to you. 🙂
These are the same letters that came with the Noisy Farm quilt and the Beep! Beep! quilt. If you’re making blocks to add to other quilts, cut the word blocks 6″ x 10″ and then (after quilting and applique) trim them to 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ to get blocks exactly half the size of your square blocks for easy mixing and matching. You can easily fit most 5-letter words into one of these blocks. . .
If you go to six letters, it might require a little squishing. . .
. . . or a lot of squishing. . .
If you need more than six letters, I recommend cutting a larger block. That’s what I did for cock-a-doodle-doo up in the corner of this quilt.
So. Here are the super basic instructions. Find more detailed fusible applique instructions (with videos) here.
Trace the reversed image of the letter onto the paper side of your fusible adhesive. Roughly cut around it.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and fuse it to the back of the fabric.
Cut it out as neatly as you can.
Peel off the paper and fuse the letter to your finished piece. Stitch around it if you like. Some adhesives require stitching – so read the label before you decide to skip it.
Add words to your quilts, pillows, tote bags and more. Add your kids’ names to everything they own. Have fun with it!
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