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Ginny Giraffe Applique Pattern



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What you get+-

What a sweet giraffe!

For extra cuteness, take a look at the same cutie with added glasses from the Fancy Doodads pattern. I couldn't resist!

This applique block is super easy to make - definitely easy enough for beginners. 😄

There are links to video tutorials teaching you everything you need to know!

The pattern also has links to additional free patterns for tote bags, pillows, Christmas stockings, wall hangings, and more projects perfect for using a single applique pattern. There's also a link to a free workshop teaching how to make a quilt using Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive. You can work through the lessons using any applique pattern - including this one - and make a quilt any size you like! 

Bundle Discount

Buy any four individual block applique patterns, get the fifth free. Discount is applied automatically. Find all the individual block patterns here.

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • SVG file for use with electric cutting machines
  • Full-sized applique pattern so there’s no enlarging needed
  • Reversed and exploded appliquĂ© pattern to print directly onto freezer paper or fusible adhesive. No tracing! 
  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right.
  • Video showing how to assemble the block from start to finish, both with and without a lightbox to guide placement.
  • Links to additional videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. 
  • Links to additional patterns (free ones!) for finished projects you can make using your giraffe pattern.


    The block finishes at 10" square. 


        I designed this pattern to teach appliquĂ© – so it’s great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers. If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this cute giraffe block.

        I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.

        What You Need+-

        You'll need. . . 

        For a single block you'll just need an 11" square of fabric and some scraps for the applique. You'll also need a sheet of fusible adhesive. I use Heat & Bond Lite for all my quilts.

        If you're making a quilt in one of my standard sizes, here are recommended fabric amounts needed. There's more info for additional sizes here.

        Crib Size (50" square)

        • 3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
        • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 7 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
        • 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
        • 1/2 yard binding fabric

        Napping Size (50" x 60")

        • 3 1/3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
        • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
        • 4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
        • 1/2 yard binding fabric

        Twin Size (70" x 90")

        • 7 yards of a variety of background fabrics
        • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 16 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
        • 5 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
        • 5/8 yard binding fabric

        You might also want. . .

        • freezer paper (if you choose the machine appliquĂ© with freezer paper technique) – either a roll from the grocery store, or this printable freezer paper

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 6 reviews
        Brigitte KĂŒnzi

        Pattern is perfect

        Emily A.

        As always, Wendy's patterns are perfect. I am working on a Ginny Giraffe quilt now for a coming niece and the pieces are coming together so easily. Can't wait to finish!

        Glenda Garde

        Brilliantly written

        Gail Brown
        Ginny Giraffe

        Very cute. Can't wait to sew it.

        Tops as usual!

        I love your patterns and have several!! Patterns are so easy to follow and so darn cute!! I've been sewing since a child (now 84) and have been quilting for the past 20 yrs. Applique is a favorite thing to do so I, obviously, am a Shiny Happy World fan!! I so appreciate your "mission" statement as well. Thank you for sharing your talent!!