Trudy Block
Intermediate | 15 min 2 sec
Trudy Block
The Trudy Block is a truly hands-on project where you'll learn how to hand-stitch a curved applique design from start to finish. Modern quilter Carolyn Friedlander masterfully demonstrates how to do needle-turn applique, showing how to baste and sew curved applique pieces onto a background fabric. Best of all, this project is a perfect way to piece blocks on the go since you won’t need a sewing machine to make it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • PDF template
  • 7 ½” x 7 ½” background fabric
  • 6” x 6” applique fabric
  • Sharp scissors
  • 2 Colors cotton thread, one matching color to applique and the other a contrasting color (50wt)
  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • Applique needle
  • Applique pins
  • Marking tool
  • Seam gauge

Finished Block Size: 7 ½” square
Learn how to:
  • Needle-turn applique
  • Baste applique pieces
  • Stitch applique pieces onto a background
  • Remove basting stitches
What you’ll get:
  • A class showing you how to hand-stitch a curved applique quilt block
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF template
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Carolyn Friedlander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
396 users recommended this class to a friend
Annemarie Kammler
Efficiently taught. Carolyn was thorough but not tedious in showing the entire circle appliqued. She has good tips along the way. It's easy and elegant.
January 4, 2023
Eva Takacs-di Lorenzo
Great way to do appliqué! Learned something new!
January 1, 2023
Robin Nickerson
love Carolyn's designs!
More than 3 months ago