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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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Meerkats applique pattern

from Shiny Happy World
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Meerkats applique pattern
Meerkats applique pattern
Meerkats applique pattern
Meerkats applique pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • how to use your sewing machine

Pattern Description:

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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished block is 16 inches square


  • 1/4 yard background fabric
  • 1/4 yard body fabric
  • scraps of fabric
  • scraps of felt

You Will Also Need:

  • embroidery thread
  • freezer paper

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