Trudy Block
Intermediate | 15 min 2 sec
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The Trudy Block is a truly hands-on project where you'll learn how to hand-stitch a curved applique design from start to finish. Modern quilter Carolyn Friedlander masterfully demonstrates how to do needle-turn applique, showing how to baste and sew curved applique pieces onto a background fabric. Best of all, this project is a perfect way to piece blocks on the go since you won’t need a sewing machine to make it.
 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • PDF template
  • 7 ½” x 7 ½” background fabric
  • 6” x 6” applique fabric
  • Sharp scissors
  • 2 Colors cotton thread, one matching color to applique and the other a contrasting color (50wt)
  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • Applique needle
  • Applique pins
  • Marking tool
  • Seam gauge

Finished Block Size: 7 ½” square
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Learn how to:
  • Needle-turn applique
  • Baste applique pieces
  • Stitch applique pieces onto a background
  • Remove basting stitches
What you’ll get:
  • A class showing you how to hand-stitch a curved applique quilt block
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF template
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Carolyn Friedlander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
390 users recommended this class to a friend
Robin Nickerson
love Carolyn's designs!
September 19, 2022
diana forsyth
Excellent presentation with so many ‘tricks’ given
More than 3 months ago
NANCY FRATZ
Fun block for needle turned applique
More than 3 months ago