Beautiful Rose Applique Pattern

“Sweet as a Rose”

Our beautiful rose applique pattern is for those of you who are new to using applique and for those who are advanced at it.

Everyone likes free patterns and we’re here to scratch that itch for you.

Don’t worry we’ll be gentle.  We’ll guide you every step of the way.  You’ll see just how easy this design can be. 

The Pattern

This is what the finished applique will look like.  It creates an image that looks complicated.  We promise that it’s not that hard.  In fact this design can be done, start to finish, in under an hour.

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Supplies

The following is a list of the ingredients that you will need to complete this applique.

First you’ll need fabric for your flower.  This can be whatever color you choose.  It’s best if the fabric is around 3x3 inches in size.

Next on the list is fabric for the leaves.  Green is the obvious choice, but you can get creative with this too.  The only sizing requirement being that the fabric is around 2x2 inches.

The background fabric can be a 6x6 inch quilting block or wherever you want to put this applique.

You’ll need fusible adhesive to trace the design on and stick it to where you want.

If this is the brand you choose, use ultra-hold for non-washable wall hangings and lite-hold for anything that will see the washer. 

The lite-hold is the only one that can be stitched down.  We don’t want to gum up your needles or cause a fun project to be the one to make you scream at the top of your lungs. Don’t want to scare the neighbors. ;) 

The last of the things you’ll need is a fine tip pen to trace the pattern, scissors to cut it out, an envelope to put the pieces in, and an iron to press the fusible onto the fabrics.

Once all your supplies are gathered, it’s time to move onto the steps.

Steps to Complete

Save the beautiful rose applique pattern and adjust the size if needed.

Print out the pattern.  Decide which fabrics will be the different pieces of the pattern and what will be the background fabric.

Then trace the whole design, inner and outer lines, on to some fusible adhesive.  We prefer Heat n Bond because it’s high quality and extremely affordable. 

If this is the brand you choose, use ultra-hold for non-washable wall hangings and lite-hold for anything that will see the washer. 

The lite-hold is the only one that can be stitched down.  We don’t want to gum up your needles or cause a fun project to be the one to make you scream at the top of your lungs. Don’t want to scare the neighbors. ;)

Next, cut out your design in between the lines.

Place the fusible pieces onto the back of the desired fabric.  Make sure the adhesive side is against the wrong side of the material.  It could get mess if the adhesive side touches the iron.   Ewe.

Then, with a medium hot iron, press the fusible and count to 3. 

Now that the fusible is on the fabric, cut fabric along the inner lines so that most of the ink from the tracing doesn’t show.  This particular step is what helps the designs look so good and have less fraying or whiskers on the edges.

Even though this video is pertaining to leaf patterns, it works well to show how our beautiful rose applique pattern works and where to cut.

After that is accomplished, arrange the applique in the ideal position on the background fabric.  Start with the center of the rose and work your way outward.  It’s like putting a puzzle back together.

Got the perfect fit?

Wonderful.  Iron press the pieces into place in the same order that you arranged them.  When you press down with the iron count to 5 each time you press a piece into place. 

Once that is finished it’s time to stitch it down with a satin stitch if you planned to do so.  This is done with a tight zigzag stitch. 

Congratulations, now your rose applique is complete.

Wrap Up

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This beautiful rose applique pattern is really easy to do.  Just because it’s simple and uncomplicated, doesn’t mean that it isn’t elegant.  Have fun with it and enjoy.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,


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