Simplified Paper Piecing Method Makes This Block a Breeze!
Blocks made with paper piecing can be so much more detailed that those made by traditional piecing methods. Yet, the method can be a bit intimidating and confusing, especially if you’re new to it.
Fortunately, this charming little apple block is a great one to start with. It’s much simpler to put together than it looks. Plus, the instructions are practically fool-proof. And, there’s so much you can do with this block!
When Charise at Charise Creates was challenged to make something from orphaned quilt blocks, she pulled out some extra apple blocks and got busy. The result was a charming little pouch with a frame closure, and equally charming apple coasters and potholders.
My frame measures 5″ wide and I found it at Joann Fabrics.
I chose to stitch my frame to the pouch instead of glue it. It is a bit tricky but I love the detail added from the contrast stitching.
The finished pouch is 6″ high x 8 1/2″wide.
Once you get started making apple blocks, it will be hard to stop! We’re sure you’ll find many ways to use them – perhaps several lined up in a little wall quilt for the kitchen?
See Clarice’s other apple block projects.
Here’s the tutorial for the paper pieced apple blocks.
You’ll find the apple block pattern here.
Find the framed pouch tutorial here.
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