Free Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt Pattern May 01 2017, 7 Comments

First, there was a pineapple then there was an orange and now we have an apple! Well, two apples. I couldn't resist making a whole apple and an eaten one. This would be a fun quick project for a teacher's gift too! Check out the apple at the bottom I made my little sister who is a kindergarten teacher. Here is a free tutorial on how to make this 13" x 10" mini quilt. 

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Materials Needed

    • assorted red scraps
    • assorted cream scraps
    • assorted green scraps
    • one brown scrap
    • 1/8 yard of solid white
    • 1/8 yard of red stripe for binding
    • 2-1/4" wide black & white scrap for binding
    • 15” x 12” scrap for backing

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Cutting Instructions

From the assorted red scraps, cut:

    • sixteen 1-1/2” squares
    • four 1-7/8” squares

From the assorted cream scraps, cut:

    • four 1-1/2” squares
    • two 1-7/8” squares

From the assorted green scraps, cut:

    • two 1-7/8” squares

From the brown scrap, cut:

    • two 3/4” x 1-1/2" rectangles

From the white background, cut:

    • eight 1-7/8” squares
    • two 1-1/2" x 2-1/4" rectangles
    • two 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
    • one 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle
    • one 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle
    • two 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles
    • two 2-1/2” x 13-1/2” rectangles

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Sewing Instructions

To make the half-square triangles: 1. Layer a 1-7/8” white square and red square right sides together. 2. Draw a line down the center. 3. Using a 1/4” seam, sew on both sides of the square. 4. Cut along the drawn line. 5. Press the seams open.

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Make 8 total white/red half square triangles, 4 total white/green half-square triangles, and 4 total white/cream half-square triangles.

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

To make the full apple - sew the squares, rectangles and half-square triangles into 6 rows. Press the seams open. Sew the rows together to form the apple. Press the seams open.

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

To make the eaten apple - sew the squares, rectangles and half-square triangles into rows as shown. Press the seams open. Sew the rows together to form the eaten apple. Press the seams open.

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Sew the 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” background rectangles to each side and the 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" between the apples. Press towards the white borders. Sew the 2-1/2” x 13-1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom. Press towards the borders.

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Finish the Quilt

Layer the apples, batting and backing fabric. Quilt straight horizontal lines 1/2” apart between the seams. Sew the binding strip to the 2-1/4” wide black & white scrap strip on the diagonal. Create your binding and sew it to the quilt in your favorite method. Voila!

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

As I mentioned earlier, my little sister is a kindergarten teacher, so after I made one of these mini quilts, I knew I needed another. Creams aren't are in abundance in my scrap bin, so to up the contrast of the eaten low volume scraps, I changed the background to a light blue. I think it turned out adorable. I am hoping it will hang in her classroom next year!

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt

I am collecting quite the collection of mini fruit quilts. Next up is a pear so stay tuned! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos or post them to our Flickr group.