Fairy Quilt

“Appliqué All the Way”


Ever wanted to make a fairy quilt?

It would be a wonderful décor piece or even a special gift for a beautiful young lady.

Either way we will show you how to use our free designs to make this lovely quilt. 


The Pieces

First you’re going to need all of the pieces to assemble this quilt.  We’re going to show you how to make a simple block for this pattern. 

It’s up to you how big or small the finished work will be.

Our finished quilt block will be 14” x 18”.

Background fabric must be cut to at least 14.5” x 18.5” to accommodate this.

Each of the following pictures are designs that you can print out for templates.  They are the appliquéd pieces.  You might be want to resize them if you want bigger or smaller designs to work with.  You can do this with the basic editing program that is on most computers.

Hint:  You might want to use an exacto knife or small scissors, cuticle scissors work well, to cut out the design perfectly.

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Steps

  • Decide which fabric will be your background.  We suggest something of the lighter variety.  White works well.
  • Which fabrics will be your applique?
  • For the appliqué pieces, cut out your fusible before your fabric.  The reason for this is that the ¼” grace will be added after you cut the fusible or freezer paper.  Either one can be used.  Go with what method you prefer.
  • Once the interfacing is cut, press it onto the wrong side of your fabric.  Make sure to leave at least ¼” spacing around each appliqué piece.
  • Then cut a ¼” around the fusible.  This is your grace!
  • After you have completed the previous step, use the method you prefer to complete your applique pieces before pressing onto the background fabric.
  • Arrange your placement.
  • Press the applique pieces in the desired location.
  • Sew the pieces down with a tight zigzag stitch.

Finishing

To finish out the quilt, assemble all of the quilting blocks needed for the size of quilt that is your project.

Sew all the blocks and rows together to complete the quilt top.

Once you have your quilting cookie (think Oreo), quilt your materials by stitching in the ditch. This ensures that your designs stay intact and keep their allure.

Wrap Up

This fairy quilt is an easy and simple project to complete.  For a quick review watch the video.  We hope you enjoy.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

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