A Free Sandal Quilt Block to Applique

Make this Birkenstock look alike block for your shoe quilt

This free appliqué shoe pattern is meant to be done using the fusible web technique of appliqué rather than turning under the edges and hand appliquéing. But, if you like to appliqué by hand - use your favorite technique. 

small version of layout of applique template pieces
A larger version of this layout block is on the 2nd page.

Feel free to use any raw edge appliqué techniques which you enjoy to make it more casual looking. The red-brown sole trim could be done with ultrasuede for a realistic texture. The buckles could be done with a metallic look fabric or embroidered on.

The free appliqué pattern shown with the templates is meant to be an 8" finished block, but you may want to enlarge the templates to a larger size.  The little vertical bar on the drawings is (if you enlarge the templates to make an 8" block) meant to be 1 x 2" inches. Other shoe blocks in this series are 9" so you can place the applique pieces onto a 9.5 inch piece of background fabric if you want to mix it with some of the 9" blocks.

 More Free Shoe Patterns? See the Athletic Shoe HERE, the High Heel Shoe HERE and the Mary Jane shoe HERE. And a paper pieced Cowboy Boot is HERE

Fabric Choices? You may use solid color or pattern fabric. Get wild or tame - but make sure there is contrast between the fabric in different sections in the different areas so the sandal will be distinct.

I used a photo of a Birkenstock sandal for designing this applique pattern.

Click here for the line drawing & info
showing template placement 
and Here for templates


Here's one way a shoe quilt wallhanging might look. Make one for your favorite sandal wearer!


See a great looking shoe quilt made by Pat Griggs, from Illinois - HERE


This free Sandal Appliqué Block was designed and drawn using Electric Quilt 4.0
© 2002 Susan C. Druding - to be used for personal or Guild use (with credit to SCD)

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