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It’s the easiest, most fun way to make an applique quilt. You can do it!
- cut quilt blocks (and batting) 11 inches square
- quilt the blocks
- applique the blocks
- outline stitch the applique
- trim quilt blocks 10 1/2 inches square
- sew the quilt blocks together
- press seams open
- baste to backing
I’ve had several requests for more information about step 5 – specifically a video showing how to square and trim quilt blocks. It’s actually really easy – if you have the right tools.
Here’s how. . .
I don’t have very many rotary cutting rulers – but this is one that I really can’t imagine doing without. I highly recommend it if you do any quilting at all.
This is the exact ruler that I use to trim quilt blocks* – the one you see in the video. It’s not inexpensive, but Joann’s always seems to have a good coupon and that can make a big difference. 🙂
For bigger quilt blocks (like the ones in this free Polaroid Quilt Block Tutorial) I use an even bigger ruler – one that’s a whopping 20 1/2 inches square! It’s a little unwieldy, so I only use it for the bigger blocks.
- Quilt As You Go – Everything You Need to Know
- Puppies Quilt Pattern
- Omnigrid 15″ square quilting ruler*
*Links marked with an asterisk are affiliate links. That means I earn a tiny commission if you click through and buy. 🙂
Try one of our newest quilt patterns! Get the Liz Llama pattern here. Or join the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club to get a new block every month. 🙂