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Peace Sign Quilting Design

“Love and Acceptance”

The peace sign quilting design is the perfect applique for those that want a little groovy in their quilt. 

Our daughter was the inspiration for this design.  She’s currently 11 years old and loves the color of tie dye.

That’s why we came up with not only one design, but two.  Both are free applique quilting designs and are easy to use.

We’ll walk you through one of the best ways to complete applique quilting design and add some “hip” to a pre-teen’s quilt

Quilting Designs

Here are examples of the peace sign quilting design patterns and what they look like when they are fleshed out in fabric.

These symbols have come back around from the 1970’s.  Though they never really left, they are back with a high demand in our youngsters.

Both peace signs can be viewed just by walking around in your local Walmart.

We believe that is part of what makes them a perfect quilting design.  The demand is out there for them.

Stick around and will walk you through how to make these patterns come to life with little effort.

How To

We personally know how messy applique can be, but with our proven method it’s easy, stress-free, and fun.  Let us show you.

First, save these designs to your computer by getting the free PDF version here:

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Print them out as is or adjust the size if need be.

Second, choose your fabrics.  A tie dye or batik material would be ideal for this applique.  The back ground material should be just that, background.  We don’t want it to distract from the design so it can be the center of attention.

Then trace the design on to some fusible.  We prefer Heat n Bond because it’s high quality and 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 pull your hair out.

Next, cut out your design in between the drawn lines.

Place the design on the desired fabric.  Make sure the adhesive side is against the wrong side of the material.

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

Now, cut fabric along the inner lines that were traced onto the fusible.  This particular step is what helps the designs look so good and have less fraying on the edges.

After that is accomplished, arrange the applique in the ideal position on the background fabric.

Have that done?

Perfect.  Iron press the piece into place to the count of 5.  (Example:  one thousand, two thousand, three thousand, etc.)

Once that is finished it’s time to stitch down the peace sign quilting design with a satin stitch if you planned to do so.

See how quick and easy that was?


These are a few troubleshooting methods if any problems arise.

Did sticky adhesive get onto the iron?

It’s rare with this method, but it does happen especially when using left over pieces from a previous project. 

There are two ways to fix that up. 

One is, with the iron still hot, press it onto some paper.  Copy paper works great.  It will remove the glue onto the paper.  This can be done if the glue gets onto the background fabric around the applique pieces too.

The second method is to let the iron cool and use a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol.  This is a more tedious technique, but still effective.

Did the design shift when it was being pressed?

The solution is to gently lift the materials from the background fabric.  Then it can be repressed onto the proper place.

Do you have frayed pieces?  Does it look like whiskers?

Trim them with tiny thread scissors this time.  Next time, cut exactly on the lines after you pressed the adhesive onto your foreground fabrics.

Wrap Up

Now you are all ready to use our free peace sign quilting design.  I hope you enjoy and give some awesome vibes to your great quilting work of art.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

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