Applique State Blocks: Alabama, California, Kansas, Maine & New York


This summer, we’re making our way through the Quilt USA quilt! We have 50 states block patterns all ready to go, and an applique center proudly displaying the USA. Click Here for all the blocks and goodies including fabric requirements. To help you along, we’re bringing you a different technique each week that will help you with different blocks. This week, we’re working on appliqueing our state blocks.

Put those fantastic applique skills to work with these fun state blocks. Gather your fabrics and use the links below to access the patterns. Let’s get started.

Alabama pattern here


California pattern here


Kansas pattern here


Maine pattern here


New York pattern here

Applique Tips

Hand Applique

Mary Sorensen demonstrates how to do the basic hand applique stitch. Take a look…

Machine Applique

This post by Margaret Willingham includes a great detailed tutorial on machine applique using satin stitch.

Machine Reverse Appliqué Tutorial from Eye of the Beholder


Fuse Applique

See how easy it is to build your appliques using a pressing sheet.

How to Use an Applique Pressing Sheet


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