Patchwork Chevron Quilt


Hello all! I’m Jeni from In Color Order! I’m very excited to be here today to share a fun and quick lap quilt with you!

This quilt was inspired by a serious love for patchwork; it just makes everything better! I have loved working with Aneela Hoey’s previous fabric collections, and a Walk in the Woods did not disappoint! I had fun showcasing the sweet prints in this quilt!

– 4 charm packs of A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey
– 2 1/2 yards of Moda Bella White 9900 97
– 5/8 yard of A Walk in the Woods 18525 13 (circles on gray) for binding
– 5 yards of A Walk in the Woods 18522 13 (birds on gray) for backing

*Note: Use 1/4″ seam allowances throughout

Cutting

From Moda Bella solid:
– Cut 6 strips: 14″ x width of fabric
– From those strips, cut (3) 14″ squares from each, for a total of 18 squares.


Take apart your 4 charm packs. Pick out 6 squares and set them aside, you won’t need them for this quilt!

Piecing 9-Patch Blocks

First we’ll be piecing traditional 9-patch blocks to make the patchwork!

Grab 9 squares and arrange them in a simple 3×3 layout, making sure to get plenty of variety in prints.

Piece the squares together in each row. Press seams open.

Sew the three rows together to complete the 9-patch block.  Press seams open.

Make a total of (18) 9-patch blocks!

If you’d like to chain-piece the rows for these 9-patch blocks, you’ll need to first separate your squares into two piles: 108 squares and 54 squares. Piece the 108 squares into pairs.  Now join each pair with a single square (from the other pile!).  This will give you 54 rows that can be pieced into 18 blocks!

Piecing Half-Square Triangle Blocks

Now that you’ve completed your 9-patch blocks, we’ll be using them to make half-square triangles!

Take your 14″ solid squares and draw a line diagonally from corner to corner using a ruler and pencil. Do this to all 18 squares.

Place a 9-patch block and solid square together, with your pencil marked side facing up. Pin in place.

Sew 1/4″ on either side of the pencil line.

Using your rotary cutter (or scissors), cut along the pencil line, separating your half-square triangles. 

Press seams toward the solid triangle to reduce bulk. Repeat with remaining squares until you have a total of 36 half-square triangle blocks.

Finishing

Arrange your blocks, 6 rows of 6 blocks, in a chevron pattern as shown in the diagram below:

Piece your rows together, pressing seams in alternating directions.  Pin your rows together, matching up the block seams. Don’t worry about the patchwork seams; they won’t match up! Sew your rows together and press seams open. Your quilt top is done!

To piece your backing, first cut your backing yardage in half. Press. Carefully trim off the selvedges and sew your pieces together lengthwise. 

Now you’re ready to baste and quilt! I quilted mine using a doodle-like free motion quilting pattern. I wanted something fun and whimsical to play with the sweet prints in this line! Finish off your quilt with binding made from the gray circle fabric! Yay, you’re done! 🙂


 A cheerful lap quilt! Before washing it should measure approximately 78″x78″.

Throw it in the wash for wrinkly goodness!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Sewing! 🙂

Cheers,

Jeni Baker
{In Color Order}

Modern Squares Quilt

Modern Squares
Finished size is 52 x 36

Hello again everyone! My name is Amy and I am from Alliekatmom and I drew up this fun design to showcase the lovely new line Half Moon Modern!!

I will show you how to make each block and how I did the words on the back. You can get as creative as you would like with this quilt and should have plenty of extra fabric to make extra blocks if you want something a little larger.

Anyways, hope you enjoy this design and I would love to see how many ways you can use this design differently. Its so fun!

Half Moon Modern

One FQ bundle (*Plenty if you want to fussy cut like I did)

Sashing: 1 1/2 yard 32355 17 Orange/egg white background

Binding: 1/2 yard 32355 32 Gray background/white egg

Backing: 1 yard 32359 22 Blue butterfly, 1 yard 9900 24 yellow solid, 1 1/2 yard 32346 19 Green zig zag

Lightweight fusible web for the letters on the back.

If you plan to make more blocks you will have to make adjustments to the yardage accordingly.

This quilt consists of only 4 blocks. Here I will show you how to make each block.


Block One:

You will need to cut:
1 – 6.5″ square for the center
2 – 1.5″ by 6.5″ strips for the top and bottom
2 – 1.5″ by 8.5″ strips for the sides


Just sew the top and bottom pieces onto the center, press. Then sew the two side pieces on, press. Trim the block to 8.5″ square.

Make 4 more of these blocks.
Block Two:

You will need to cut:
1 – 2.5″ square for the center
2 – 1.5″ by 2.5″ strips for the top and bottom, inner border
2 – 1.5″ by 4.5″ strips for the sides, inner border
2 – 2.5″ by 4.5″ strips for the top and bottom, outer border
2 – 2.5″ by 8.5″ strips for the sides, outer border

Sew the top and bottom pieces onto the center, press. Then sew the two side pieces on, press. Sew the top and bottom pieces for the outer border, press. Then sew the side pieces to the outer border, press. Trim the block to 8.5″ square.

Make 4 more of these blocks.

Block 3:

You will need to cut:
1 – 4.25″ square for the center *see my directions for fussy cutting
2 – 2.75″ by 4.25″ strips for the top and bottom
2 – 2.75″ by 8.5″ strips for the sides

Fussy cutting the center…

When I did my fussy cutting, I took my ruler and put it on top of the butterfly, then made sure that I had equal space around the butterfly on each side and measured to 4.25″ square before cutting. This really makes the butterfly stand out in the quilt because it is not cut off and you can see the entire design.

My fussy cut butterfly center square.

Sew the top and bottom pieces onto the center, press. Then sew the two side pieces on, press. Trim the block to 8.5″ square.

Make 4 more of these blocks.

Block 4:

You will need to cut:

1 – 2.25″ square for the center *again, follow my directions for fussy cutting the center
2 – 2.5″ by 2.25″ strips for the top and bottom, inner border
2 – 2.5″ by 6.25″ strips for the sides, inner border
2 – 1.5″ by 6.25″ strips for the top and bottom, outer border
2 – 1.5″ by 8.5″ strips for the sides, outer border

Fussy cutting the center.


When fussy cutting the scissors for this pieces its a bit harder because you have a smaller block. You do it the same way, just lay your ruler on top and make sure you have about a quarter inch around the scissors on each side before you cut.


Your finished fussy cut square.

Sew the top and bottom pieces onto the center, press. Then sew the two side pieces on, press. Sew the top and bottom pieces for the outer border, press. Then sew the side pieces to the outer border, press. Trim the block to 8.5″ square.

Make 4 more of these blocks.

When you are done you should have 5 of each block totaling 20 blocks. Lay them out to see how you like them. You have a few options here. You could maybe make a few more blocks and exclude the sashing, or add a sashing to the blocks like I did.

This part is up to you and where I want you to get creative!! 🙂

Sashing: (if desired)

My sashing was 2.5 inch wide strips.

Be sure to cut from the 1.5 yard side. So fold accordingly. This way your side strips will not have any seams on the sides. I think it took me about 10 strips for what I needed.

Cut:
15 – 2.5″ by 8.5″
5 – 2.5″ by 38.5″ strips for the rows
2 – 2.5″ by 52.5″ strips for the sides

Sew the small strips between each block on your rows. Then sew the next strips between the rows. Finally sew the long strips on each side.

Back:
I cut a 12″ wide strip by WOF (width of fabric) for the yellow. I used the entire amount of the other colors. Sewed them together with the yellow in the middle. Just be sure to cut off your selvage before sewing and line it up better than I did. LOL

Leave lots of extra backing on because that will help with the quilting. You can trim the backing down to size later.

For the letters you can use any kind of computer word document program. Just pick a name, or word you like, then make your letters as big as the paper and pick a font that you like best. Print them out and then cut them out. You will also need lightweight fusible web for this part. Use any brand that helps you. 

I then traced the letters on my fusible web BACKWARDS!! make sure they are backwards or you will be fixing it later 🙂

Then I just roughly cut out the letters I traced on the fusible web and ironed it onto the BACK of the fabric. If you have never worked with this before it has two pieces of paper on each side of the web. Strip the side that is going to adhere to the back of your fabric first then iron your letter onto the BACK of your fabric. Make sure your letter is lined up the way you want it first. Once it is ironed it is not coming off.
After you do this for each letter, you will then cut them out again and lay them on your fabric. You can then strip off the other piece of paper and iron them to the back of your quilt, however you like it. I used my ruler to make sure there was equal space on top and bottom of the letters and that they were straight.

After you have then ironed on you can then take it to your machine and sew around the outside of each letter. I just did a straight stitch because I like the looks of it better than a zig zag. You use your own preference here.

When you are done, you baste, quilt and bind your quilt as desired. I did very minimal quilting because I wanted it to be all about the quilt, so I just stitched in the ditch around each block and added some hand quilting to each block and I was done!

One very happy child.

I mean one very happy quilt!!!

Amy Rivera
{Alliekatmom}

Emerson Street Table Topper

Hello!  We’ve got an exciting table topper to share today. I call this the Emerson Street Table Topper. My sister Heather and I (Megan) grew-up on Emerson Street on Colorado.  That house for me is my childhood home and I have a lot of fond memories of my family there.  I even picked out a house to represent it in the table topper. It’s gray just like the one on Emerson Street!

We are very happy to be posting our second tutorial here on the Moda Bake Shop!!  Heather and I are sisters and we love all things crafty.  We work together on our blog QuiltStory and sell patterns by the same name.  We would love for you to stop by Quilt Story and submit for us to feature one of your quilts! We also have a really great weekly linky party for all things fabric called Fabric Tuesday, we’d love for you to join!

**All seams are 1/4″
**Please read all instructions before beginning

1 Charm Pack- Ruby by Bonnie and Camille
1 Layer Cake- Ruby by Bonnie and Camille
1/8 yard for sashing

2/3 yard for backing
1/2 yard for binding


House Block Construction:

Cut the following:

  • 44 pieces 2.5″ x 2.5″ (I used blue so it looked like the sky)
  • 22 pieces 2.5″ x 4.5″
  • 22 pieces 4.5″ x 5″

Take 1 piece 2.5″ x 4.5″ and 2 pieces 2.5″ x 2.5″ to create a flying geese unit aka the roof of the house block.  Draw a line from corner to corner on the 2.5″ x 2.5″ piece.  
  1. Right sides together, place the 2.5″ x 2.5″ in the corner of the 2.5″ x 4.5″ piece.  Sew down the line and trim off the outer pieces.
  2. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Press.  Repeat and create 22 flying geese units.

Sew the 4.5″ x 5″ pieces to the bottom of the flying geese unit to create 22 house blocks.
Pinwheel Block Construction:
Using two different prints, cut 8 squares 4.25″ x 4.25″ from each print. 16 total.
Draw a line from corner to corner on all of the squares from one print.  Place two 4.25″ x 4.25″ squares right sides together, one of each print.
  1. Sew 1/4″ on both sides of the line.
  2. Cut down the line.
  3. Press each Half-Square Triangle.  Repeat until there are 16 total HSTs.

Sew together the HST’s blocks according to the image below to create a pinwheel block.  Create 4.  Each pinwheel block should measure 7″ x 7″.
Center Strip Construction:

Cut 17 strips 2.5″ x 7.5″.  Sew side to side.
From sashing fabric, cut 3 strips 1.5″ x WOF. Sub-cut to 2 strips 1.5″ x 36.5″ and two strips 2.5″ x 7.5″
Taking the strips sewn together in the previous step, sew the sashing strips to that piece.  First on the ends sew the 1.5″ x 6.5″ sashing to the 2.5″ x 6.5″ piece. Press.  Next sew the 1.5″ x 36.5″ sashing strips to the top and bottom. Press.  Refer to full table topper image.  (By the way, love my Havel’s rotary cutter…it’s awesome if you need a new one.)
Table Topper Construction:

Piece together 9 house blocks side to side.  Repeat.
Piece together 2 house blocks side to side.  Repeat

Taking the pieces with 2 house blocks sew a pinwheel block on each side.  Now piece together the whole table topper, first sewing the 9 house block strips to the top and bottom of the Center Strips.  Then sew the strips with house blocks and pinwheels on the sides.  Refer to full table topper images.  
Press. Quilt. Bind!  

Finished Size: 21.5″ x 42.5″
A sweet table topper!  When I quilted it I added some cute little doors, I think you could do a lot with the house blocks depending on how adventurous you are!  I really love seeing those houses all in a row, makes me smile and hopefully you too!  This can be used as a table topper or even a wall hanging.
Thanks so much, hope you love the tutorial.  Please make sure to stop by and see us at QuiltStory!
Megan and Heather

Cheddar & Blue Quilt

Here’s the latest baked up goodie from Jo’s Country Junction. The quilt features a traditional block in a barn raising setting and is made with the most gorgeous Moda fabric, Morris and Company, by Barbara Brackman. It’s a must see to appreciate fabric. The colors are so rich and inviting. If you want to see the fabric up close and personal, Karen over at Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics has the entire line and has generously offered to give a lucky reader from my blog a jelly roll along with $30 gift certificate. I used a new to me batting, Quilter’s Dream Cotton Select…which I loved! Ramona from My Fabric Nook sent it to me to try and she is giving one of my readers a batting to try. Check out the tutorial here first then hop over to my blog and I’ll tell you all the details of these great giveaways.


Jelly Roll of Morris and Company
3 3/4 yards Gold Redwood 8213 18 Moda #1
6 yards
Kelmscott Blue 8217 17 Moda #1
8 yards backing
Hammersmith Tea 8217 13 Moda #1
Quilter’s Dream Cotton Select batting- Queen Sized

~From Jelly Roll, set aside the gold and blue strips. Cut 440 2.5″ squares from the remaining strips.

~From Gold cut 32 – 2 7/8″ strips. Subcut into 440 – 2 7/8″ squares. Cut them on the diagonal to create 880 triangles.


Cut 9- 2″ strips for narrow border

~From the Blue cut 28 – 4 7/8″ strips. Subcut into 220 4 7/8″ squares. Cut squares on the diagonal to create 440 triangles.


Cut 10 3.5″ strips for outer border.
Cut 10 2.5″ binding strips.


To make the above section of the block, take one of the 2 1/2″ squares. Attach a gold triangle to it. Press the square.

Attach another gold triangle to the block. Press to the gold. Then attach a blue triangle to created triangle. Press to blue.


Create four blocks.


Sew them together to make one large block. Create 100 blocks.


Using 25 of the blocks, sew the blocks into a 5 x 5 setting.

Repeat to make a total of four.

Sew those four pieces into this.


Following the initial block construction directions, create 40 more of these blocks.


Sew them into two sets of these.


Sew those rows to the top and bottom of the quilt.

Sew the gold inner border strips together. Sew them onto the quilt.

Sew the blue outer border strips together. Sew them onto the quilt.

Your quilt top should look like this.

Piece together the backing. Layer it with the batting and quilt top. Machine quilt as desired. Bind with the blue binding strips.


89″ x 97″ quilt

My beagle Gracie and I invite you to stop over to my blog, Jo’s Country Junction to check out the great giveaways sponsored by Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics and My Fabric Nook.



Jo Kramer

Heart Garden Quilt

Hello everyone! It’s Ellie from CraftSewCreate! To celebrate Valentine’s Day I thought I’d bring you a tutorial on my Heart Garden Quilt. This quilt actually has a story. If you’d like to know more on why I created it, click here. It was made with the idea that love will always grow and our hearts are bound forever. I hope that you can make it for someone special in your life or as a fun way to celebrate the holiday.

One Layer Cake (I used Giddy by Sandy Gervais)
1/2 yard red fabric for inner border
1 1/4 yards pink fabric for outer border
3/4 yards blue fabric for binding
4 yards backing fabric (I used 60″ minky)
82″ x 68″ batting
2 pkgs. Wright’s medium rick rack in Mediterranean
2 pkgs. Wright’s jumbo rick rack in Mediterranean
Fusible web (like Heat ‘n Bond Light or Steam – a – Seam 2 Lite)

Seam allowances are 1/4″.

Step 1: Divide your Layer Cake into 8 sets of 5. Each set should be of similar color. With the Giddy set I was able to get two pink sets, one aqua set, one red set, one brown set and 3 cream sets. Set aside the red set for your heart appliques. The brown set I used for the “dirt”.

Step 2: Take each set of five and piece them together in a row until you have 7 rows of 5 sewn together.

Step 3: Using your rotary cutter, cut each of the rows in half so you have two 5″ rows for each set. Next you will cut some of those halves in half again.

I used one aqua row, one pink row and one cream row and made two, 2 1/2″ rows from each 5″ row. So you should have:

2 – 5″ brown rows
2 – 2 1/2″ aqua rows
1 – 5″ aqua row
3 – 5″ pink rows
2 – 21/2″ pink rows
4 – 5″ cream rows
2 – 2 1/2″ cream rows

Are you with me? Whew!

Now, line up the rows for stitching together. Flip some of the rows the other direction to break up the fabric and colors. And break up the 5″ and 2 1/2″ rows for visual interest. I placed the brown rows on the bottom for the “dirt”.

Actually for one bottom “dirt” row ended up ripping out the middle seam and flipping the blocks and then restitching so the would be more diverse.

Step 4: Stitch the rows together. Make sure you are matching the seams and pin, pin, pin! Did I mention pin?

Step 5: Press your seams. I like to press mine open. You may be tempted to skip this step, don’t! You’ll be far happier with your quilt if you do.

Step 6: Take the red Layer Cake squares that you set aside. Using the heart patterns found in the Printer Friendly Version at the bottom of the post, cut out the hearts according to the directions on the pattern. You should be able to cut one large and one small heart from each of the 5 squares. Place your hearts on the quilt to your liking.

Step 7: Add your rick rack “stems”. Use the jumbo rick rack on your large hearts the the medium rick rack on your smaller hearts. Place some of them straight, some curvy, whatever looks best to you. Pin them onto the quilt. Where the stems reach the dirt you will have to pick out the stitching, pull the rick rack through and then restitch the seam.

Step 8: When you have everything where you want it, Use your fabric applique medium (I like Lite Steam-a-Seam 2) and iron the hearts onto the quilt. Make sure end your “stems” are under the hearts.

Step 9: Stitch a seam down the middle of each stem to adhere to the quilt. Then using a blanket stitch or straight stitch, applique around each heart.

Step 10: Add your borders! Cut your red inner border fabric into 2 1/2″ strips. You will need to make two 62″ x 2 1/2″ strips and two 52 1/2″ x 2 1/2″strips. Add the 62″ side borders first, then add the 52 1/2″ borders to the top and bottom.

Cut your pink outer border fabric into 6″ strips. You will need to make two 66 1/2″ x 6″ strips and two 64″ x 6″ strips. Attach your side 66 1/2″ strips first, then add the 64″ strips to the top and bottom.
You did it!

Now you just need to baste:

Quilt:

I did a loopy loop stipple.
 For the border I used a double heart pattern.
And bind!

The cozy minky back. I used one of the heart patterns and the pink border fabric to make a quilt tag.

One beautiful Heart Garden that measures approx. 77 1/2″x 64″.
 

Ellie Roberts
{craftsewcreate.blogspot.com}

Follow the Pezzy Brick Road


Follow the Pezzy Brick Road

46″ X 55″
Hi Ya’ll! It’s Jamie Mueller and Jill Rimes of SunFlower Quilts again with our newest Moda Bake Shop project!  We had so much fun designing this quilt and it was even more fun to make!  It’s made with the very popular Pezzy Prints fabric from American Jane and let us tell ya, the fabric is so fun you’ll definitely want to get your hands on some!  We used one Charm Pack and 1/8 yard cuts of yummy Bella Solids to make this adorable baby quilt! 
If you make one please add a photo to our Flickr Group, we would love to see it! Also make sure you check out BOTH of our blogs for a GIVEAWAY! 
Jamie’s blog: {jamiemueller.blogspot.com} 


1 – Pezzy Print charm pack

1/8 yard each of 12 coordinated Bella Solid fabrics

(99001 23G, 990080G, 99002 4G, 99001 43G, 99001 92G, 99001 84G, 99001 37G, 990048G, 99001 26G, 990099, 99001 94G, 99001 93)

1 yard white Bella Solid for sashing

1 ½ yards Bella Solid for outer border and binding

3 ½ yards backing fabric (we used the red multi pez print)


Making the Blocks

1. Separate the 5” charm squares by color. There will be 12 color groups.

2. Place the 12 different 5” charm color groups with a coordinating Bella Solid fabric. There will now be 12 charm/solid fabric groups.

3. Take one group and cut the 5” charm squares in half yielding 2 – 2 ½” x 5” rectangles. Cut the coordinating Bella Solid fabric into 1 – 4” x WOF (width of fabric) strip. From the strip cut into 4 – 1” x WOF strips; then from the 1” x WOF strips cut into 16 – 1” x 5” rectangles and 16 – 1”x 3 ½” rectangles. Repeat for remaining 11 charm/solid fabric groups. (Note: Be sure to keep the 12 coordinated groups separate from one another.)




Sewing the Blocks

1. Take 1 charm/ solid fabric group and sew a 1” x 5” coordinated Bella Solid rectangle to each side of the 2 ½” x 5” charm rectangle. Press to solid fabric.

2. Sew a 1” x 3 ½” coordinated Bella Solid rectangle to the top and bottom of the block. Press to solid fabric. Square to 3 ½” x 6”. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all 80 blocks.

(Note: Depending on the charm square color groups, you will have 6 or 8 blocks)

Cutting the Sashing

From the Bella solid white sashing fabric cut:

22 – 1” x WOF strips. Set aside 16 of the strips for the inner border and sashing strips. From the remaining 6 strips subcut into 72 – 1” x 3 ½” rectangles.

Cut 1 – 3 ½” x WOF strip. From the strip subcut 10 – 3 ½” squares units.

Sewing the Sashing

1. Choose 8 Pezzy Print blocks and lay them out vertically. Sew a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the first block. Press sashing to block. Continue sewing a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the next 6 blocks.

2. Sew all 8 blocks together in a vertical row. Press sashings to blocks. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 6 vertical rows that measure 3 ½” x 48 ½”.

3. Choose 7 Pezzy Print blocks and lay them out vertically. Sew a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the first block. Press sashing to block. Continue sewing a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the next 5 blocks.

4. Sew a 3 ½” white sashing squares to the top and bottom of each of the 5 rows. Press to pezzy blocks.

5. Sew the short end of 14 – 1” x WOF strips together to make 1 continuous strip.

6. Measure all rows and cut 12 – 1” white sashing strips to that measurement.

7. Layout the rows as shown.
Sew a 1” white sashing strip to each side of rows 1 and 11. Sew a 1” white sashing strip to the right side only of rows 2-9. Press to sashing strip.

8. Sew vertical rows 1-6 together as shown. Press to white sashing.

9. Sew vertical rows 7-11 as shown.

10. Sew all rows together from Step 9 & 10 as shown.

11. Measure the center of quilt horizontally with the 2 remaining 1” x WOF white sashing strips. Cut each strip to that measurement. Sew to top and bottom of quilt top. Press to sashing strip.

Outer Border

1. Cutting on the lengthwise grain (parallel to selvage) from the Bella solid red border fabric, cut 4 – 2 ½” x length of fabric.

2. Measure center length of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. Sew to each side of quilt. Press to border.

3. Measure center width of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. Sew top and bottom strips on. Press to border.

Quilt as desired.

Binding

From the Bella solid red binding fabric on the lengthwise grain cut 4 – 2 ½” x LOF (length of fabric) strips.

1. Sew all the strips together (short ends) to make 1 continuous strip. Fold binding in half wrong sides together and press. Attach binding to right side of quilt (raw edges even) and machine stitch all the way around. Turn binding to back and hand stitch down.

Your quilt is finished!! Enjoy!  Please email us photos or add them to our Flickr Group, we’d love to see them!

Jamie Mueller


Color and Tag Along Blanket

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Hello! Megan here from Downtown Housewife! Check out my sweet little “Color and Tag Along Blanket” made up of Lil’ Rascals fabric! It’s the perfect size to fit in a diaper bag, purse or your wee one’s tiny hands. The colored appliqué is a great way to get those wee hands involved in some crafting! Ready made kits will be available at “Sew Sweet Quilt Shop”… just drop them an e-mail or phone call!

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1 charm pack
1/4 yard for border
1/4 yard for binding
1/4 yard white or cream solid fabric for appliqué
Portable luminaire for tracing
Washable fabric pen
Sewable heat bond (approx. 11” x 20”)
Lightweight fusible interfacing (4” x 8”)
Fabric crayons
Iron
Rotary cutter and mat (or scissors and ruler)
Coordinating thread
Backing: 34” x 34”
Batting: 34” x 34”

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First cut three pieces of your solid white or cream fabric to fit the design you will be tracing.

Begin by printing and then tracing the 3 downloadable templates. If you prefer other templates they are easy to make! Simply scan the fabric and enlarge the desired image to the desired size.

To trace the appliqué picture onto the fabric you will need a light box. If you do not have one you can use a lighted window or projector.

To use a light box you place the paper on the box with the fabric over it and trace the design with a washable fabric pen.
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Once the designs are traced, attach the fabric to the heat bond. This will make the fabric more stable and make coloring much easier!

Make sure to test your fabric crayons on a scrap piece of fabric to ensure you are using the right colors.

After you use the crayons, you will place fabric or paper over the colored picture and run the iron across it to set them. This can change the color dramatically; therefore testing colors is highly advised.

CUTTING YOUR PIECES:

For the border you will need:
2 (4” x 28”)
2 (4” x 34”)
For the binding:
4 (2” x width of fabric)

For the blanket handle:
4” x 8” scrap piece of fabric
4” x 8” piece of light weight fusible interfacing

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The majority of this little blanket is simply charm squares. You will sew 6 rows containing 6 charm squares each. After the 6 rows are made up, simply sew them together to complete the middle.

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Next, attach the border. Begin by sewing the 2 (4” x 28”) pieces. One on each side of the center piece. On the remaining top and bottom place the 2 (4” x 34”) pieces.

Once the border is on you can place your applique pieces where you like and iron them in place.

Now that the appliqué pieces are stable you can stitch around them. I prefer a very small, tight zig zag stitch with a coordinating thread but feel free to experiment! Use a fun decorative stitch on your machine or do a little hand stitching!

QUILT AND BIND:
Now that your quilt is pieced, colored and appliquéd you can quilt it as you wish and follow up with the binding.

MAKE AND ATTACH THE TAG ALONG HANDLE:
Take the 4” x 8” fabric piece and fusible interfacing and iron together. Attach the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.
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Next, fold in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew sides together and turn right sides out. This will form a tube. Iron flat.

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Finished size: 34” x 34”

Yeah! You are done! Enjoy your new blanket whether it’s for your own wee one or a gift for someone else!

Megan Frock
{Downtown Housewife}