How to make a kite template for the Maple Leaf

I’ve had some confusion about the kite template for the Maple Leaf point on Moda Bake Shop tutorial.

There is a picture of the template which essentially is a line drawing of the template. It is towards the bottom of the post, right where the part about making the point is. You can right click on the image and save as on your computer. I have it here too. When you are printing it out, make sure you are not changing the scaling of the image or it won’t come out the right size. There is a 1″ block you can check for accuracy.

Super Sized Maple Leaf Throw byAnjeanette kite template

If you are still having problems with it, you can make your own template.

Start with a 4 ½” square.

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Measure inside the square ¼” on the left side and the bottom side.

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On the ¼” line make these measurements:

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On the left side measure 2 ¼” and place a dot

On the bottom measure 2 ¼” and place a dot

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From the top and right corner, measure in ¼”.

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Connect the dots from the top right corner and left side dot. Draw a line.

Connect the dots from the top right corner and bottom dot. Draw a line.

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This drawn line is essentially where you want your seam to end up. Now we need to draw the cutting line. From the two lines you have drawn connecting the dots, measure over ¼” and draw a parallel line.

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Cut on these last lines you have drawn. This is your kite template.

I really hope this helps. I adore this pattern and would love for it to be useful for you. I would also love to see if you make one of the oversized maple leaf throws yourself. Please do share!!

 

Take care,

Anjeanette

5 thoughts on “How to make a kite template for the Maple Leaf

  1. Thank you so much for this updated instructional. I can’t wait to get started on my quilt. I will send pictures soon. Happy Holidays!!!!

  2. I’m so glad I found out how to cut the template for the ‘missing piece’ of the pattern. i intend to make the quilt for my neice who has recently moved from Canada to England, the maples leaves will be perfect to remind her of home.

    Thanks for sharing it

    1. Sweet! I’d love to see a picture of it if you make one. Let me know if you need anything else.

      Take care!
      Anjeanette

  3. Thanks for the lovely pattern. I saved the kite template and printed it. The test square is 1 inch but the pattern ended up as 4.75 inch square. Can you help? Thanks

    1. I’m sorry I can’t help you fix your printing, but there are also directions on how to draft your own template.

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