Winning Sports-Themed Applique Projects

Jul 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Erica Bottger

When is a circle more than a circle? When it’s part of AccuQuilt’s GO! Sports Medley die!

The die features two circles – a 4” and a 1 1/8”. Recently, AccuQuilt Expert Barbara Harper shared some great ideas for all the shapes on the GO! Sports Medley Die.

Sports-Themed Projects You'll Love



Barbara decided to whip up a couple of t-shirts for her niece - inspired by the sports her children play. Using the GO! Carefree Alphabet Die Set for the “M’s” in Mom, she created looks for baseball, football, basketball, and volleyball. But as always, Barbara’s creativity sparked even more ideas!


Sports shirt


Soccer was her next idea followed by using dotted fabric for golf balls. She even combined the small and large balls for a bowling ball.

Finding herself on a roll, Barbara whipped up designs for billiards and archery!

Think about making t-shirts or sweatshirts for the sports parents in your life. These are quick and easy projects with the help of the die that will have you looking like an MVP in no time at all!


You won’t want to stop with the shirts! So, think about tote bags and fleece blankets, too!

Knowing the team colors is always a plus and a sure-fire way to score extra points.

Use the alphabet dies to spell out Mom or Dad, your favorite player’s name, a school or team name – the sky’s the limit.

If you are cutting 100% cotton, you can cut up to four layers that are pre-fused at the same time!


Next up, cut out the shapes needed for your sports. There are plenty of options with this die, and you’re sure to dream up some of your own.

You can use the free embroidery downloads for the alphabets as well as the GO! Sports Medley for finishing, or use your own choice of stitches.


Looking for more ideas?

You’re sure to earn All-American status teaming up the GO! Sports Medley Die with the GO! Pennants and GO! Classic Alphabet for banners with the GO! Game Day Bundle!

These are a great way to dress up team events, awards programs, bake sales, sports-themed birthday parties, and more.

Even if you aren’t a sewist or fan of applique, there are plenty of non-sewing applications for these fun shapes using craft foam and felt!


stadium seat


For the most useful item of all, be sure to check out Barbara’s award-winning pattern for fun bleacher seats that are sure to make your next game day just a little more fun – and a whole lot more comfortable!

You’ll have to agree, the award for most versatile player goes to the GO! Sports Medley Die!


Topics: Applique, Quick DIY Projects

Erica Bottger

Written by Erica Bottger