Block 32 – The Constant Needle

32 Splendid Sampler Laurie Simpson Block multi

Designer: Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson

Techniques :  Applique

Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom): Top Row – Laurie Simpson, Pam Vieira-McGinnis, Joan Ford,  Lynette Anderson, Pat Sloan, Frances Newcombe, Jane Davidson, Melissa Corry


Are you looking for the downloadable pattern? As from 19th February 2017, they are no longer available at this site.  For your convenience, we have placed them all in one comprehensive book which will be available  April 2017. 

  • 100 eye-catching designs from over 80 designers that use a wide range of techniques, including traditional patchwork, applique, foundation paper piecing, and embroidery
  • A number of the 6-inch blocks are shown in two colorways for twice the creativity
  • Be inspired by gallery quilts featuring carefully selected placement options for your Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Bonus blocks projects are not included in the book and can be found here.

Pre-order your copy here.  Amazon US, Book Depository, Fat Quarter Shop


If you are new to appliqué, see our tutorial page for tips

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Laurie Simpson collage

Laurie Simpson’s Motto “ Always stitching…

Visit Minick and Simpson blog to learn more about Laurie and Polly and their beautiful fabrics and patterns. 


Aurifil 50wt thread makes the perfect applique thread. Aurifil 50wt cotton thread is available in a rainbow of colours to match all your projects. Select from kits or single thread colours. Buy here.

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