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high in the mountains of North Carolina

I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to ...

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Cheerful Chimp Applique Pattern

from Shiny Happy World
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Cheerful Chimp Applique Pattern
Cheerful Chimp Applique Pattern
Cheerful Chimp Applique Pattern
Cheerful Chimp Applique Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic applique - large shapes, gentle curves

Pattern Description:

Eep! Eep! I designed this Cheerful Chimp applique pattern especially for beginners. You can make this!

* The block is nice and big - 16 inches square! That means the applique pieces are nice and big - and easy to handle.

* The edges are all straight lines or convex curves - the easiest curves to handle.

You'll receive full-sized pattern pieces - nothing to enlarge or reduce. Though you can certainly do that if you prefer to make it larger or smaller. I also include a smaller version of the pattern (6 inches tall) for smaller projects.

The pattern includes complete instructions with loads of step-by-step photos and links to video tutorials teaching you every skill you'll need to make this project.

The instructions in the pattern are for a quick and easy machine applique technique that looks very similar to fancy needle-turn applique, but there are also links to videos showing you how to applique with fusible adhesive or use needle-turn if you prefer the look of those methods.

With this single block you can make a wall hanging or pillow cover. Applique the design to a tote bag, a T-shirt, or anything else you can think of.

You could also repeat the same block multiple times for an Andy Warhol-ish quilt. :-)

Or you can sign up for the Safari Quilt Block of the Month Club. Every month for 12 months you'll get a new applique block pattern of an African animal, progressing in difficulty throughout the year until you're smack in the intermediate skill level.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished block is 16 inches square


  • fat quarter of fabric for background
  • solid fabrics for face - dark and light brown

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • embroidery thread
  • scrap of felt

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