Free Patchwork Apple Mini Quilt Pattern

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.



Michelle said:

thank you for sharing this pattern !


Leah said:

Love it!


Nancy said:

Thank you. Hope I can find the pineapple and other fruit.


Kathy said:

I’m a kindergarten teacher!! I will be making these for my team for the beginning of the next school year. Thank you!!!!


Barbara said:

Cute! Teachers would love these


Claudia said:

Love your series of mini patchwork fruit. Especially as they are made up of small squares. Love this! And I do so hope for more to come because I am already thinking of making placemats for my family but we need more different fruit for everyone to recognize his/her own placemat! Thanks for sharing!


Sue said:

Love this little quilt – too cute! Thanks for sharing!

Glaucia Persevalli de Rosa

Glaucia Persevalli de Rosa said:

Thank you from Brasil.

Maida Peterson

Maida Peterson said:

Love this first email. However, can’t get it to print.


Bothaina said:

Love the pattern and the colors 🌹must do it

Frauke  blog patchgarden

Frauke blog patchgarden said:

Thank fpr this pattern of North Gemany!
We have a lot of apples in our garden . In this region apple are verry good. Excuse my englisch.
Your pattern is very fine , i make it a little bit greater.

Bonnie Welch

Bonnie Welch said:

This is so darned cute! Thank you for sharing.


Wanda said:

So very cute. Want to make one for my Great Grandsons preK teacher. Thank you


Lynda said:

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I recently went to a quilt retreat and needed to make a mug rug for auction. I used the whole apple on one side and the eaten on the other. Got a good price and the buyer told me they were going to give to gson’s teacher as a Christmas gift.


Betty said:

Thank you

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