A Free Shoe Quilt Block to Applique

A Mary Jane shoe block

After printing out the templates (you will see a little vertical bar which should measure 3" to make an 9" finished block) you will need to adjust them on a copy machine to be the size you wish. Label the RIGHT SIDE of each template with the letter shown in the diagrams. Templates are Here.

If you are only making one block, you can glue each template, right side UP, to freezer paper on the non-shiny side, then iron the freezer paper to the right side your fabric and cut out the piece. Or glue templates with RIGHT side DOWN to fusible web and iron that to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out the piece. Remember, when putting fusible web onto the fabric that the web goes on the reverse side of the fabric and the template pieces need to be placed so that you will not be making a reverse-mirror image of the pieces.

If you plan to make several duplicate blocks, glue the template piece to stiff cardboard or template plastic so you can trace around the pieces several times. Or, make extra copies of the templates when you are at a copy machine.

Note that you may wish to embroider the buckle with your sewing machine instead of appliquéing it. Or, it would look fun to put a real buckle on the shoe in that spot for 3-D effect. I've included templates for the pieces shown in the block diagram for you. This is an easy shoe - only the shoe body, the heel and the buckle. The buckle pieces are two circle to stack up to make the appearance of the circular buckle. This is easier than trying to appliqué a little open-center circle.

The little bar is not a template, but should measure 3" to scale in a finished 9 inch size block.

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for the templates to print out.

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


Susan Druding,  www.equilters.com