Add a cute squirrel to your Forest Friends appliqué or embroidery project.

Nutley Squirrel is #5 in the AQS series of Forest Friends! The set includes six designs, all measuring within a 4½” x 4½” perimeter. Watch for Forest Friends Week #7 to find a scenic background.

Click HERE for your free Nutley Squirrel pattern!

Looking for the rest of the Forest Friends?

Click here for Sassy Moose.

Click here for Buddy Bear.

Click here for Freddy Fox.

Click here for Woody Owl.


Each of the Forest Friends can be created with a raw edge appliqué technique.

Here are some basic steps to try:

Using your favorite fusible interfacing, trace the Forest Friend’s parts individually onto the paper side. Tracing creates a reverse image so flip if desired.

Cut out the pieces of the Forest Friend, leaving a generous allowance around each piece.

Iron the fusible interfacing to the WRONG side of the desired fabric.

Cut out along the line on the fusible interfacing.

Peel the paper backing from the fusible interfacing.

Iron the Forest Friend pieces in place on the background fabric.

Stitch along the edges of the owl using a straight stitch, zig zag or satin stitch.


Not only are the Forest Friends great for appliqué, you might choose to grab some embroidery floss and stitch him up!

Here are some basic steps to try:

Using a light box, trace the outline of the owl lightly on the front side of the fabric to be embroidered.

Select fun colors for stitching. Use an outline stitch and stitch over the marked lines.

Embellish with buttons, bows, yarn or beads as desired.

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