Paxton Penguin Applique Pattern

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What you get

Meet Paxton Penguin!

This applique block is super easy to make - and you can use it in so many different projects!

The pattern 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! 

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • Full sized applique pattern so there’s no enlarging needed
  • Reversed and exploded appliqué 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 Paxton block from start to finish.
  • 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 Paxton Penguin pattern.

    Size

    The blocks finish at 10" square. 

        Difficulty

        I designed this pattern to teach appliqué – 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 sweet penguin block.

        I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost 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.

        Samples

        In the photos you'll see penguins made in lots of different colors - including a bunch of cuties made by members of the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club! The party hat you see a couple of penguins wearing is from the Fancy Doodads accessories pattern, and the polar bear block is from the Bunches of Bears quilt pattern.

        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.

        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 appliqué with freezer paper technique) – either a roll from the grocery store, or this printable freezer paper
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