As part of the Fairfield Technique block of the Month, each month we’re sharing a fun project you can make with the block… if you don’t want to make the entire quilt (or if you want to make fun accessories to go with the quilt). This month’s project is super simple to make. We start with our Applique block, but you can substitute any of the other blocks, or your own 12″ finished block.
Start with the 12×12″ Fairfield design foam, 1″ thick. You’ll also need your quilt block, and 4 strips of fabric:
2 pieces: 12.5″ x 3″
2 pieces: 3″ x 17.5″
I chose contrasting fabrics for my borders, but you can use the same fabric as the background, if you like.
Start by stitching the short pieces on opposite sides of your block. Press the seams out.
Add the long pieces to the remaining sides.
Press the seams out.
Place the block right-side-down on a flat surface. Center the foam square on the block, with the paper-backed side up.
Peel away one strip of the paper backing, bring the fabric over the edge and on to the adhesive. There should be a little tension, but the fabric should not be stretched.
Repeat with the opposite side.
Peel up half of the center paper, and bring up the bottom edge. Carefully fold the corners in.
Repeat with the top. Replace the paper until your square is ready to hang.
Make as many as you like, and hang them up!