More Quick & Easy Quilts for Kids

More Quick & Easy Quilts for Kids

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Overview

Here's the quilt patterns you've been waiting for. Stylish yet easy quilts for kids of all ages. Quilts for every possible age group or maybe just for the young at heart. And for an added value there are three quilts with bonus size options bringing the total to thirteen. Make that perfect quilt today for that special young person in your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590128107
Publisher: Annie's
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 997,443
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie’s books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.

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More Quick & Easy Quilts for Kids


By Annie's

Annie's

Copyright © 2016 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59012-843-5



CHAPTER 1

Autorama

Any young child will spend hours and hours playing and pretending on this quilt. It even has a secret pocket to hold little cars when not in use.

Designed & Quilted by Nancy Walhout Recker


Skill Level

Confident Beginner


Specifications Quilt Size: 33" x 45"


Materials

•1 solid or tonal fat eighth in each of the following colors: orange, red, purple, yellow, lime green, pink, salmon, light green and blue

•1/2 yard black solid

•? yard teal tonal

• 1 yard red/orange tonal

• Backing to size

• Batting to size

• Thread

• ½ yard 18"-wide fusible web

• 4 yards ¼"-wide white twill tape

• Glue stick

• No-fray solution

• Template material

• Basic sewing tools and supplies


Project Notes

Read all instructions before beginning this project.

Stitch right sides together using a ¼" seam allowance unless otherwise specified.

Refer to a favorite quilting guide for specific techniques.

Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable fabric width for yardage and 20" for fat eighths.


Cutting

Prepare templates for appliqué pieces using the patterns given in the insert. Prepare pieces as per patterns and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué instructions.


From fat eighths:

• Cut a total of 3 different-color 4½" x 10½" A rectangles and 6 different-color 4½" B squares.

•Cut 5 (2½") H squares from each fat eighth to total 45 squares.


From black solid:

• Cut 5 (2½" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut strips into 2 each 2½" x 20½" G, 2½" x 28½" F and 2½" x 10½" D strips, 3 (2½" x 16½") E strips and 5 (2½" x 4½") C rectangles.


From teal tonal:

• Cut 1 (4½" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut strip into 1 (4½" x 10½") A rectangle and 6 (2½") H squares.

• Cut 4 (3½" by fabric width) strips.

Trim strips to make 2 each 3½" x 39½" K strips and 3½" x 33½" L strips.


From red/orange tonal:

• Cut 1 (4½" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut strip into 1 (4½") B square, 1 (4½" x 8") M rectangle and 5 (2½") H squares.

• Cut 4 (2" by fabric width) strips.

Trim strips to make 2 each 2" x 36½" I strips and 2" x 27½" J strips.

• Cut 5 (2¼" by fabric width) binding strips.


From white twill tape:

• Soak in no-fray solution; let dry. Cut into 1" lengths.


Completing the Appliqué

1. Center and fuse the appliqué pieces to make one car motif to each of three of the A rectangles in numerical order referring to the appliqué motif, the Assembly Diagram and Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué instructions to complete two appliquéd A rectangles and one reverse appliquéd A rectangle.

2. Using stitch of choice and thread to match fabrics, stitch around each shape to complete the appliqué.


Completing the Quilt

Refer to Figure 1 and the Assembly Diagram as needed to determine color placement for all pieces.

1. Select and join one each B square, C rectangle and appliquéd A rectangle to make row 1; press.

2. Select two C rectangles and three different-color B squares and join, starting and ending with a B square, to make row 2; press.

3. Join two different-color B squares with one C rectangle; press. Add D and then the reverse appliquéd A rectangle; press. Add D and then the non-appliquéd A rectangle to the right side to complete row 3.

4. Fold the M rectangle in half with wrong sides together to make a 4½" x 4" pocket piece as shown in Figure 2; press.

5. Place the pocket piece on the red/orange B square, matching side and bottom edges, and baste raw edges to make the pocket square as shown in Figure 3.

6. Select and join the remaining appliquéd A rectangle with one C rectangle and the pocket square (with opening toward the top of the row) to complete row 4; press.

7. Join the rows in numerical order with three E strips; press.

8. Sew F to opposite long sides and G to the top and bottom of the row section to complete the pieced center; press.

9. Select and join 16 H squares in random color order to make a side strip; press. Repeat to make a second side strip. Sew a side strip to opposite long sides of the pieced center; press.

10. Repeat step 9 with 12 H squares in each strip and sew to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.

11. Sew I strips to opposite long sides and J strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.

12. Repeat step 11 with the K and L strips to complete the quilt top.

13. Arrange and pin the 1" twill tape pieces along the center of all black pieces to make pavement lines, leaving spaces at intersections. When satisfied with the arrangement, apply glue stick to temporarily hold lines in place. Straight-stitch all around each piece referring to Figure 4.

14. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics instructions.

15. Quilt as desired.

16. Bind referring to Quilting Basics instructions to finish.


Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué

One of the easiest ways to appliqué is the raw-edge fusible-web method. Paperbacked fusible web individual pieces are fused to the wrong side of specified fabrics, cut out and then fused together in a motif or individually to a foundation fabric, where they are machine-stitched in place.


Choosing Appliqué Fabrics

Depending on the appliqué, you may want to consider using batiks. Batik is a much tighter weave and, because of the manufacturing process, does not fray. If you are thinking about using regular quilting cottons, be sure to stitch your raw-edge appliqués with blanket/buttonhole stitches instead of a straight stitch.


Cutting Appliqué Pieces

1. Fusible appliqué shapes should be reversed for this technique.

2. Trace the appliqué shapes onto the paper side of paper-backed fusible web. Leave at least ¼" between shapes. Cut out shapes leaving a margin around traced lines. Note: If doing several identical appliqués, trace reversed shapes onto template material to make reusable templates for tracing shapes onto the fusible web.

3. Follow manufacturer's instructions and fuse shapes to wrong side of fabric as indicated on pattern for color and number to cut.

4. Cut out appliqué shapes on traced lines. Remove paper backing from shapes.

5. Again following fusible web manufacturer's instructions, arrange and fuse pieces to quilt referring to quilt pattern. Or fuse together shapes on top of an appliqué ironing mat to make an appliqué motif that can then be fused to the quilt.


Stitching Appliqué Edges

Machine-stitch appliqué edges to secure the appliqués in place and help finish the raw edges with matching or invisible thread (Photo 1). Note: To show stitching, all samples have been stitched with contrasting thread.

Invisible thread can be used to stitch appliqués down when using the blanket or straight stitches. Do not use it for the satin stitch. Definitely practice with invisible thread before using it on your quilt; it can sometimes be difficult to work with.

A short, narrow buttonhole or blanket stitch is most commonly used (Photo 2). Your machine manual may also refer to this as an appliqué stitch. Be sure to stitch next to the appliqué edge with the stitch catching the appliqué.

Practice turning inside and outside corners on scrap fabric before stitching appliqué pieces. Learn how your machine stitches so that you can make the pivot points smooth.

1. To stitch outer corners, stitch to the edge of the corner and stop with needle in the fabric at the corner point. Pivot to the next side of the corner and continue to sew (Photo 3). You will get a box on an outside corner.

2. To stitch inner corners, pivot at the inner point with needle in fabric (Photo 4). You will see a Y shape in the corner.

3. You can also use a machine straight stitch. Turn corners in the same manner, stitching to the corners and pivoting with needle in down position (Photo 5).


General Appliqué Tips

1. Use a light- to medium-weight stabilizer behind an appliqué to keep the fabric from puckering during machine stitching (Photo 6).

2. To reduce the stiffness of a finished appliqué, cut out the center of the fusible web shape, leaving ¼"–½ " inside the pattern line. This gives a border of adhesive to fuse to the background and leaves the center soft and easy to quilt.

3. If an appliqué fabric is so light colored or thin that the background fabric shows through, fuse a lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. You can also fuse a piece of the appliqué fabric to a matching piece, wrong sides together, and then apply the fusible with a drawn pattern to one side.

CHAPTER 2

Summer Daydream


This project can be altered to look many different ways. Make your own color selections and see just how the appearance changes. It's perfect for any color scheme and any age.

Designed & Quilted by Missy Winona & Kimie Tanner for On William's Street

Skill Level

Confident Beginner


Specifications

Quilt Size: 59½" x 72"

Block Size: 14" x 14" finished

Number of Blocks: 8


Materials

• ¼ yard each of 3 different values (light, medium and dark) of green, pink, yellow, purple and teal solids

• 5/8 yard each 5 different bright prints

• 5/8 yard dark pink solid

• 23/8 yards light blue solid

• Backing to size

• Batting to size

• Thread

• 1½ yards 18"-wide fusible web

• Template material

• Basic sewing tools and supplies


Project Notes

Read all instructions before beginning this project.

Stitch right sides together using a ¼" seam allowance unless otherwise specified.

Refer to a favorite quilting guide for specific techniques.

Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable fabric width.


Cutting

Prepare templates for appliqué pieces using the patterns given in the insert and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué instructions. Cut as per patterns and instructions.


From each value of pink & teal solids:

• Cut 1 (4" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut each strip into 2 (4" x 9") B strips and 1 (2½" x 6½") C strip.


From each value of yellow solid:

• Cut 1 (4" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut each strip into 1 (4" x 9") B strip and 4 (2½" x 6½") C strips.


From each value of purple solid:

• Cut 1 (4" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut each strip into 1 (4" x 9") B strip and 3 (2½" x 6½") C strips.


From each value of green solid:

• Cut 3 (2" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut each value strip into 9 (2" x 5") D strips and 14 (2" x 3") E strips.


From each bright print: • Cut 1 (16" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut each strip into 8 (4" x 16") A rectangles.


From dark pink solid:

• Cut 7 (2¼" by fabric width) G/H strips.


From light blue solid:

• Cut 7 (2¼" by fabric width) binding strips.

• Cut 3 (14" x 56½") F strips along the remaining length of the fabric.


Completing the Blocks

1. Cut one long edge of an A rectangle at an angle as shown in Figure 1.

2. Place a different-print A rectangle right sides together on the angled edge of the trimmed A piece; stitch as shown in Figure 2. Press the top A to the right side.

3. Trim the straight edge of the second piece at an angle as shown inFigure 3.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to use an A rectangle from each remaining print.

5. Trim the stitched unit to 14½" x 14½" to complete one Wedge block as shown in Figure 4.

6. Repeat steps 1–5 to complete a total of eight Wedge blocks.


Completing the Appliqué

Refer to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué instructions and to the Assembly Diagram and photo for color placement as needed.

1. To make one large flower, repeat steps 1–3 of Completing the Blocks using three different-value pink B strips to make a pieced section as shown in Figure 5.

2. Trace the large flower shape onto the paper side of the fusible web. Cut out shape, leaving a margin all around. Fuse the shape to the wrong side of the pieced section as shown in Figure 6 as per the manufacturer's instructions. Cut out shape; remove paper backing.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make one each purple and teal large flower, and one each pink, yellow and teal large tulip.

4. Referring to Figure 7, repeat steps 1 and 2 to make small flowers, small tulips and leaf shapes using C strips for small flowers and small tulips, D strips for large leaves and E strips for small leaves referring to patterns for colors and number to make.

5. Prepare the four stem shapes for appliqué as per patterns.

6. Arrange and pin the flower, tulip, stem and leaf shapes onto an F strip as desired referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning suggestions, keeping leaves ¼" above the bottom edge of F. When satisfied with the placement of each motif, fuse stem shapes in place first, then flowers and leaves.

7. Repeat step 6 with the remaining two F strips and motifs to complete three fused F strips.

8. Stitch each appliquéd shape in place using a narrow machine blanket stitch and variegated thread in colors to match the fused shapes.


Completing the Quilt

Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed to complete the quilt top.

1. Arrange and join four Wedge blocks to make a block row; press. Repeat to make a second block row.

2. Join the appliquéd F strips with the block rows to complete the quilt center; press.

3. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 2¼" x 69" G strips and 2¼" x 60" H strips.

4. Sew G strips to opposite long sides and H strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center to complete the quilt top; press.

5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics instructions.

6. Quilt as desired.

7. Bind referring to Quilting Basics instructions to finish.

CHAPTER 3

Cruising on the Lake


This quilt will cruise right into the heart of that special child and be a favorite for years to come.

Design by Denise Russell Quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting


Skill Level

Confident Beginner


Specifications

Quilt Size: 59" x 83"

Block Size: 12" x 12" finished

Number of Blocks: 24


Materials

• 1/8 yard green/white dot

• ¼ yard medium green print

• 1 yard orange/white dot

• 1¼ yards light blue sailboat print

• 1¼ yards gray/white dot

• 12/3 yards dark blue fish print

• 21/8 yards white solid

• Backing to size

• Batting to size

• Thread

• ¾ yard 18"-wide fusible web

• Template material

• Basic sewing tools and supplies


Project Notes

Read all instructions before beginning this project.

Stitch right sides together using a ¼" seam allowance unless otherwise specified.

Refer to a favorite quilting guide for specific techniques.

Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable fabric width.

Refer to Using Directional Fabric sidebar instructions for special cutting instructions if a block fabric is directional.


Cutting

Cut appliqué pieces as per patterns given in the insert and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué instructions.


From orange/white dot:

• Cut 1 (2½" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut strip into 8 (2½") G squares and 4 (2") J squares.

• Cut 8 (2¼" by fabric width) binding strips.


From light blue sailboat print:

• Cut 14 (2½" by fabric width) B strips.


From gray/white dot:

• Cut 13 (2½" by fabric width) E/F/K/L strips.


From dark blue fish print:

• Cut 14 (2½" by fabric width) A strips.

• Cut 7 (2" by fabric width) H/I strips.


From white solid:

• Cut 14 (2½" by fabric width) C strips.

• Cut 2 (12½" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 4 (12½") D squares.


Completing the Water Rail Blocks

1. Join one each A, B and C strip with right sides together along length to make an A-B-C strip set; press. Repeat to make a total of 14 strip sets.

2. Subcut the A-B-C strip sets into 80 (6½"-square) A-B-C segments as shown in Figure 1.

3. Join two A-B-C segments to make a row as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make 40 rows.

4. Select two rows and join to complete one Water Rail block as shown in Figure 3; press.

5. Repeat step 4 to complete a total of 20 Water Rail blocks.


Completing the Sailboat Blocks

1. Fold each D square in half vertically and horizontally, creasing to mark the center.

2. Center and fuse one sailboat motif on one D square using creased lines and the center mark on the pattern as a guide for placement and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué instructions.

3. Using a machine blanket stitch and thread to match fabrics, stitch around each motif to secure in place to complete one Sailboat block.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a total of four Sailboat blocks.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Pattern Services and Revisions,
Templates,
Autorama,
Summer Daydream,
Cruising on the Lake,
Carina,
Preschool Primer,
Playdate,
Box Garden,
Playing in the Woods,
Sassy Strip Quilt,
General Information,
Quilting Basics,
Special Thanks,
Supplies,

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