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All the Single Ladies: Easy Applique Tutorial

This is my first post on the Bernina Blog and I have for you today a tutorial to make this fabulous set of mini quilts. I named them “All the Single Ladies” because all of them are single mini quilts. And also because while I was making them, I could not get the song out of my head!

So if you like it, you should put a ring on it!


You can use the 10 applique patterns to make 10 different mini quilts or you can use them to make 10 blocks and make them into a quilt.

Material Required :

1. Background Fabric – At least 10″ x 18″ for each lady.

2. Backing Fabric – According to final size of your quilt.

3. Brown solid fabric – ONE Fat Quarter (18″ x 22″)

4. Golden Yellow Solid Fabric – ONE Fat Quarter (18″ x 22″)

5. Colourful Fabric Scraps for the ladies’ clothes

6. Double sided fusible web for Applique ( I have used Pellon Wonder Under #805)

7. Thread for applique & quilting. (I have used Aurifil Monofilament thread)

8. Batting – According to the final size of your quilt.

Instructions :

1. Download the pattern template. All the Single Ladies. The Template has been designed to print on A4 paper.

2. Every lady has to be printed on 2 papers. Join the 2 parts by matching the design.

3. Trace the lady on to the paper side of the fusible web.

4. Cut away the different parts and iron the web onto the respective fabrics to the wrong side.

I decided to use pieces of fabrics to make the dresses. So I marked random shapes on the dress part and fused different fabrics to it.


5. Cut the fabric along the edges.

6. Peel off the paper and iron the applique onto the background fabric.

7. Use the Free Motion Quilting Foot (29 or 29C) or the BSR and stitch along the edges using a small stitch length.

8. Repeat till all pieces are in place.


9. f you are putting together all 10 ladies to make a single quilt top, join the blocks together with or without sashing. If you are making individual mini quilts, continue to step 10 directly.

10. Baste your quilt top, batting and backing.

11. Quilt as desired.

12. Finish your quilt with a double fold binding.



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