Beehive Applique Block


Last week Tiptoe Mom requested an applique of a beehive, so tah dah, here it is. It is my plan to add at least 1 applique a week to the blog, hopefully building an impressive collection for many different crafters. If there is an applique you would like to see included… sooner rather than later… just leave us a comment or email us and we’ll gladly give it a try.

In the meantime, here is our beehive with 3 very busy bees. Of course it would also be cute to add bumble bee buttons instead of the felt ones. And, you can always use woven fabric instead of the felt. If you do, add 1/4″ around the outside of the design before cutting out the fabric. You will then be able to turn under the fabric before appliqueing it to your project.

This applique was designed for a 6″ x 6″ block but can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. The pattern is available here. Enjoy!



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    1. I’ll be checking your site to see how you use it! Always fun seeing how other people personalize our designs!

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  2. Your appliques are so cute! I am finishing the bee hive now, but have already used the owl and birthday cake (with 2 candles and a space for the third one!) on long sleeve plain tops (for the coming winter) for my almost 3-year old daughter! Today I bought a black top because she so wants one of your ghosts too!!
    Thank you so much! I am sure there will be friends asking me where I bought these gorgeous tops!

    1. We are so glad to hear you are using our appliques. We would love to see photos of your finished shirts 🙂

      1. Hi Kimara
        How do I send photos to you? It will be a pleasure to show you your work on my daughter’s tops!

        1. We’d love to see your photos. There are several ways you can share them.

          If you have a blog and post them there, just link to it here in the comments.

          Or… you can add them to the Wee Folk Art Flickr Group

          Or… if you have a Facebook account and "like" us, you can post a comment and add a photo

          Or… you can email the photos to us at

          So, take your pick 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your work!

  3. Hello….
    I have a question… to make the block it says to use a scant 1/4 inch seam. My question is, Can I do 1/8 inch seam?
    I am not sure how to work out how to do this.
    Can anybody help me so I can get my block done. please
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