Craft Ideas for Adults | 15 October 2015Oak Leaf Quilt Block Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Quilting is a fun and relaxing activity that always produces something useful and beautiful. Create a stunning quilt that is perfect for autumn with this Oak Leaf Quilt Block from The Quilt Block Book. Oak Leaf Quilt Block Skill level: Beginner Applique Pattern 1. Trace the pattern onto a lightweight fusible web, such as Steam-A-Seam 2. Roughly cut out the shape from the fusible web, but do not cut on the marked line. 2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the adhesive to the wrong side of the appliqué fabric. Use a sharp scissors to cut out the appliqué shape on the marked line. Take care when cutting to avoid fraying the edges of the fabric. 3. Remove the paper from the back of the cut appliqué shape, leaving a fine layer of adhesive on the back of fabric. 4. Cut a 6½” (16.5 cm) piece of background fabric. Position the background fabric under the master pattern. Position the appliqué in place on the background fabric. 5. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the appliqué shape to the background fabric. 6. Stitch the appliqué shape to the background fabric, using the desired decorative stitch. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Packed with photographs and diagrams for 75 quilt blocks, The Quilt Block Book teaches you three basic block construction methods to get you started in the world of quilt blocks. The blocks are divided into three sections by technique: quick piecing, foundation (paper) piecing, and appliqué blocks. Each section includes basic technique instruction, followed by 25 blocks. Follow the step-by-step instructions to quickly learn the order of construction and directions for pressing seam allowances, while color diagrams of the blocks show them used in multiples so you can plan out your full quilt as you go along. The perfect mix of original designs and modern interpretations of traditional patterns, this book offers something for both the beginner and experienced quilter. Each block can be interpreted in endless fabric combinations, so you’ll gain a wealth of inspiration. Whether you choose to use the blocks for full quilts, small décor pieces, or even fashion accents is completely up to you. Links to online patterns make it easy for you to print out patterns for the blocks in the size you want. Paper-pieced blocks can be printed out on paper to go straight from printer to sewing machine; no tracing necessary. The author’s unique approach to foundation piecing provides the full patterns plus the option of individual rough-cut templates for each segment that prevent inadequate coverage. Patterns for quick-pieced and appliqué blocks include seam allowances, so you can forget about having to draw templates and add seam allowances. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.