Make an Apple Pie Quilt

The Apple Pie quilt block pattern, which has similarities to the Shoofly Pie pattern of Amish quilters, belongs to a family in which each block contains a central rotated square.



Pattern Pieces
Pattern pieces not to scale: use dimensions shown.
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Pies and Quilt
The Apple Pie quilt block pattern is composed of central rotated squares flanked by triangles and strips.
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 1
Set aside 1 1/2 yards of dark-colored cloth for quilt backing. Pin pattern pieces to cloth. Cut carefully.
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 4
Assemble quilt top from rows of squares and lattice strips, matching seams carefully. 
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 3
Sew the blocks and vertical lattice strips together to make rows. Sew the horizontal lattice strips and little squares together to make long lattice strips. 
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 5
On a large table or work surface, lay the quilt batting down. Lay the backing material, face up, on top of the batting. Lay the quilt top, face down, on the backing. Pin around the edges.
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 2
Sew the large triangles to the large squares to make the rotated square units. Sew the 12 thin strips and 12 small triangles around the rotated squares to make the blocks. 
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 7
For quilting, stitch four concentric circles 1 inch apart on the squares. The first circle begins inside the central rotated square, and the successive ones cross through the strips. 
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 8
Using the heavy thread or yarn, tack quilt layers together at the corners of the pie blocks.
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Quilting Instructions Illustration 6
Sew around the edges, leaving an 8-inch gap at the end. Trim the seams. Use the 8-inch gap to turn the quilt right side out. Hand-sew the 8-inch gap closed. 
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