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 ...
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 complete the project. You can find out more about me on my blog, ShinyHappyWorld.com.View all patterns by designer (164) »
Meerkats are so cute! And they always stick together in mobs, so I had to include three on a single block. I designed this applique pattern especially for beginners. You can make it!
* The block is nice and big - 16 inches square! That means even though there are three cuties on it, the applique pieces are a nice size and easy to handle. The ears are tiny - but I give you special instructions for handling them.
* The edges are all 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. Reduce them down a bit and they'd be great on a T-shirt!
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 in different colors for a Warholesque quilt.
This is one block in the Safari block of the month series. All 12 blocks in the series join to make a twin-sized quilt.