I've done this, using a border to attach the block, then machine quilting
through all layers.
Pin the block on the shirt where you want it (batting optional, but I used it
on mine) - I put a piece of cardboard inside to keep from pinning through the
Choose a coordinating fabric that would make a nice border around the block.
Cut strips 2-3 inches longer than the block sides, about 1-3/4" wide. Apply
like a binding (fold strip in half, line up raw edges, and stitch with 1/4"
s.a.), then fold out and use your machine's applique (hemming) stitch to the
sweatshirt. I did mine attaching four separate strips - one on each side - but
it might work using one long strip and applying it like binding.
Then machine quilt around the design to hold it down. The Maple Leaf block
looks great done this way!
Good luck, and have fun in Maine and NH!
>I want to make a block for a sweatshirt before I go to Maine in 20 days!!
>(Keepsake Quilting too!!!!! - Oh Boy!!)
>I have never done this, can I use Heat Bond and iron the block onto the
>sweatshirt? What other options do I have. Just sew it on?
>Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!
>Diane on Amelia Island, Florida
Janet in upstate NY