Finished Size 60x80
-1 charm pack
-1 background charm pack
-3 yards background fabric
-Cut background fabric into 4.5 x WOF and then sub-cut 204 4.5-inch squares
-Pair up all your background and print charm squares. Mark a diagonal line and sew ¼ inch on either side of the line. Cut the squares in half (trim to 4.5 if desired) and press them open. Clip the dog ears.
-Most charm packs will come with 42 squares. You need 48 for this project. It is super easy to throw in some solid 5-inch squares or just omit a few bows and use the background fabric.
-Lay out your background squares and HSTs as shown. You will make 12 panels for your quilt. Sew the panels together. Each panel is 20x20 inches.
-Lay the panels out 3 across and 4 down. Sew together. Your quilt top is complete!
-Baste, quilt and bind as desired. This quilt was quilted with the Bow Ties pattern.
To make a baby/small throw quilt, make 6 panels and lay them out two across and three down. Finished size: 40x60 in.
There are many different ways to play with the colors of this quilt. Here are some fun ideas!
My mom made this quilt and she hand stitched the binding on and added cute hand quilting detail to the solid bows.
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Have you ever wanted to hand quilt? There are so many different supplies and options that it can be hard to know what you need and what you can skip. Now you don’t need to wonder! I have put together a Hand Quilting Kit. I specifically made it for hand binding your quilts. This kit has everything you need to start hand binding or hand quilting.
The Gold Eye Needles come in a pack of 16 needles. There are 4 different sizes to choose from. My favorite size to use is the size 7, they are the perfect weight and length for hand quilting.
The Embroidery Snips are super sharp. They are 4 1/4 inches long and the blades are made from durable stainless steel.
The Needle Threaders are about 2 inches long. The wire is flexible and durable making them perfect for threading a variety of needle types. You will get a random color.
The Clips can help hold your binding down as you hand quilt. Each pack comes with five clips. (assorted color)
Perle Cotton 8 thread is perfect for hand quilting and binding! You can choose from four different thread colors: Black, Grey, Navy or White. This thread is 100% extra long staple Egyptian cotton and is colorfast and shrink fast. There is enough thread to bind at least three twin size quilts!
The Thimble comes in three different sizes. Small: 11/16 inch. Medium: 3/4 inch. Large 7/8 inch. The thimble are rubber. (assorted color)
These Quilting Kits would be a great stocking stuffer or gift for any quilter in your life! Click HERE to see this kit in my shop.
This adorable Christmas Tree wall hanging is super fun and fast to make. You can use scrap fabric, fat quarters or quarter yards. This wall hanging finishes at about 26 by 29 inches.
5 Fat Quarters (or scraps or quarter yards) (four green, one brown)
3/4 yard Background Fabric
3/4 yard Border Fabric
1/2 yard Binding
1 yard Backing
1-Cut your green fabrics
2-Cut your Trunk- 5x5 inch square
3-Cut background fabric
4-Lay out your green and brown pieces. Put a 3-inch background square in both top corners of all the green layers. (See below.)
5-Sew from corner to corner on all the background squares (a drawn line helps with this) then trim 1/4 inch away from the seam and iron. On the top layer of the tree, the background squares will overlap, this will give you a nice point when the rest of the top has been assembled.
6-Sew the 3x5 inch background strips on each side of the third tree layer, press.
7- Sew the 5.5x5 inch background strips on each side of the second tree layer, press.
8- Sew the 8x5 inch background strips on each side of the first tree layer and trunk and press.
9- Sew all five rows of the tree together.
10- Take your 2.5 inch background strips and add a border around your tree.
11- Cut your Border Fabric into 5-inch x WOF strips. Sew these onto the edges of the quilt.
12-Quilt and bind as desired. I quilted my tree with the Filigree pattern and handstitched my binding.
If you would prefer a printable PDF version of this pattern you can find one here.
Tag me on Instagram @browneyedquilter so I can see all the lovely trees that you make!
Be sure to comment if you have any questions or need any help!
WOF-Width of Fabric.
All seams are 1/4-inch unless otherwise noted.
Look at this super cute fall pumpkin pillow! It is so easy to make and such a perfect fall project!
For the pumpkin, you will need 24 orange 2.5 inch squares, I just used some scraps that I had. You will need 1 green piece that is 1.5x2.5 and 11 white/background 2.5 squares.
For the corners, line up one orange and one white squares (right sides together) and stitch on the diagonal. Trim and press open. Do this for all the corners.
For the stem: Take your green piece and snowball the top with a white 1.5 in square. Trim and press. Add a white square to each side then trim so it is 4.5 inches long. Trim from each side so the green is in the middle.
Sew into rows and press seams opposite ways so that the nest together.
Sew the rows together to complete the pumpkin.
(I accidently flipped two of my rows and didn't realize till after it was done.)
I added two borders so I could make this into a pillow. The size of your borders will depend on your pillow form.
Pin basted and all ready for quilting!
All done quilting! I just echoed the squares with stitching.
This would be a cute wall hanging but I turned it into a pillow by adding an envelope back before binding it.
There you go! Now you can go make a super cute fall pumpkin pillow. If you make one, be sure to tag me @browneyedquilter!
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I just love this quilt! It is made with a layer cake Branded by Sweetwater for Moda. I used Diary of a Quilters Easy Bricks pattern and adjusted the pattern so the bricks would go horizontal instead of vertical.
This is quilted with the pattern Squared and I love how it complements the brick pattern.
I put these quilts in my brothers bedroom so I could take pictures and when they came in and saw them, they told me they liked it so much that they had to stay there. I love when quilts are used and loved and I am glad my brothers like them!
I love to incorporate the selvedge in the label.