Are you looking for the absolute PERFECT Easter Applique for your little guy?Well…STOP “searching” and take a gander at what’s on my machine today!

Making a cute shirt for boys can be challenging at BEST…but here at Baby Kay’s Appliques…we have a solution for that little dilemma!

Let’s get started…

I chose the Chick Magnet Applique design for today’s project in the 8×8 size…mostly because I am doing a size 3T short sleeved shirt. I LOVE this design for two reasons…

-It’s SUPER Cute!


-It already has text with the applique itself…and that makes it PERFECT for those of you who do NOT want their child’s name on the front of the shirt for the whole world to see!

It’s a WIN WIN situation…

I went ahead and prepped my Full 8×8 Fast Frame with Sticky Stabilizer and followed my normal rule of thumb of 1.5 inches down from the neckline to the top of the design (this is my go to “number” for toddler sized shirts simple because I like the design more on their chest and less on their tummy’s).From there, I found my center and then marked it with a water soluble pen.

I also fused a piece of NO Show Mesh Cutaway Stabilizer to the backside of the garment for permanent stability during all those washing’s it is likely to encounter.

Here’s my design stats…

-7.5” wide X 7 1/8” tall (approximately)

-18,513 stitches (approximately)

Here she goes…

You guess it…

I slapped a piece of WSS on top after the applique pieces were in place and trimmed oh so pretty!

And YES…

I added a couple of my little red clippies for added control at the machine…because that’s how I roll!



Our little guy is all set for his next Easter/Spring outing…how about YOURS?


-Chick Magnet Applique Design (I used the 8×8 design size)

-Fast Frame (I used the Full 8×8 inch size)

-Fusible No Show Mesh Cutaway Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-Perfect Stick Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-WSS (off Brand)

-Heat and Bond Lite Fusible (Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, Walmart and On Line)

-Clover Wonder Clips (Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, Amazon and Quilt Shops)

-White Short Sleeve Shirt (ARB)

-Fabric…Yellow (Joann’s Fabrics) Black Glitter Mirror Canvas for the Sunglasses (

-Thread-Exquisite Brand…Orange #650-Yellow #4117-Black #020-Sage Green #950

-Water Soluble Pen for Marking Center of design