A Free Trainer Shoe Quilt Block to Appliqué

Make this Trainer Shoe block for your shoe quilt

After printing out the templates (you will see a little bar which should measure 1/2" x 2" to make the 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. You can make the sandal any size you wish by enlarging the templates all an equal amount.

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 and label each. Or, make extra copies of the templates when you are at a copy machine.

You can have some fun playing with different types of fabrics for more realism. Ultrasuede might make a trim on the small accent pieces, perhaps use real shoe laces?

This version below shows the letters for the template pieces on a large color model. This shoe has more pieces than earlier shoes in this series so I thought a larger, color model would be helpful to help you layout the pieces.

free applique trainer shoe block layout

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This free pattern for the Trainer Shoe Appliqué Block was designed and drawn using Electric Quilt
© 2002-2005 Susan C. Druding - to be used for personal or Guild use (with credit to SCD)


Susan Druding