Rolling Pin Applique

Have you ever wanted to sew a kitchen-themed quilt block? The kitchen is where good things are made and mouth-watering smells abound. Quilt Block Mania’s theme this month is the kitchen. These blocks can be used to make potholders, a table runner, or a quilt.

I remember when my mother let me roll a pie crust when I was 8 years old. I didn’t make a pie, but I cut out dough circles to make little jam-filled hand pies that were baked. I was proud to have made after-dinner dessert.

About the “Rolling Pin and Dough” block. . .

Actual sewn rolling pin and dough quilt block

This is an applique block. You can use the applique method you are most familiar with: hand-turned, raw-edge or fusible applique. Seam allowances are shown for those who wish to stitch some of the pieces together.

I cut the base fabric larger (13″ x 13″) than the final block size when appliqueing.

I trim the completed block to 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ after all the sewing is done.

Attach the dough first.

I suggest drawing an erasable line between 2 opposite corners and through the center. The handles can be centered on the line and below the end caps before laying the rolling pin and end caps on top of them.

I hope you enjoy making this block.

I think I’ll make a wall hanging saying: Just Dough for IT or maybe Let’s Roll With It? What do you think?

Here is the link to the block:

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers


  1. thank you for this pattern. brings back memories. I was nine when mom let me roll my first pie dough. she had me cut it into squares (mostly) than sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. yummy what a wonderful munchy dessert.

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