Project All Nuts About Squirrels Quilt

By Patty Marty

Skill Level: Beginner  

SqurrelQuilt_10
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Acorns, pumpkins and squirrels, oh my! This quilt uses a fun fabric layer cake to create a quick and easy quilted throw! The quilt pattern is simple to make with the help of Creative Grids Stripology™ Rulers. Baby Lock sewing machines make it easy to get perfect ¼” seams. View printable instructions.

Materials:

  • GE Designs-Amalie Pattern (lap size quilt was used from the pattern)
  • 1 Layer cake of 42- 10” squares of coordinating fabric. For this project, the Moda Squirrelly Girl Bunny Hill Designs fabric collection was used. #2970LC
  • Additional fabric, backing and binding fabric measurements included in the pattern.
  • 2 yards of border fabric. A border was added to the quilt not featured in the pattern.
  • Please note: If you add a border, additional backing fabric will be needed.
  • Quilt Batting for selected quilt size.
  • Madeira® Cotona thread to match fabric
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Temporary adhesive spray (optional)
  • Optional: The GE Design pattern uses the Creative Grids Stripology™ Squared Ruler.

Tools:

  • Baby Lock® sewing and quilting machine
  • ¼” piecing foot (some options that work with most Baby Lock machines include BLSO-QF (shown), BLSO-QGF, ESG-QGF, ESG-QF)

Steps:

  1. The fabric requirements, cutting instructions and pattern instructions are all included with the Amalie pattern. Follow those instructions to create the quilt top.

  2. Set up the machine for sewing:

    1. Thread the machine.

    2. Attach a ¼” piecing foot to the machine.

    3. Wind the bobbin with the same thread as used for the upper thread.

    4. Set machine to a center needle stitch to create a ¼” seam. (Q-01)

  3. Following the pattern instructions, sew the blocks together using a 1/4” seam allowance.

  4. Press the seam toward the darker fabric.

    1. Note: pressing is very important and should always be performed after each seam has been stitched. The quilt top will have a neater and more professional look.

  5. Continue to sew the sections together in the order per the quilting pattern.

    1. Using the ¼” piecing foot ensures all the seams are consistent throughout the quilt.

    2. Again, this foot will require a center needle position.

    3. If your machine has a built-in Guideline marker, this also aids in piecing perfect seams for quilting.

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  6. Once the quilt top is completed, add a 5” border around the quilt top (if desired).

    1. Remember that if you add a border, you need to allow for extra backing fabric.

  7. Press the quilt top. Layer together the quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt the top as desired.

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  8. Optional: This quilt was quilted on the Baby Lock Crown Jewel 3 with the Pro-Stitcher software.

    1. The quilting pattern was digital edge-to-edge quilt pattern purchased from Quilters Niche called AN-090 Squirrels v2.

  9. Once quilted, trim any extra batting and backing fabric.

  10. Attach the binding to the back of the quilt using a ¼” seam allowance and your favorite binding method.

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  11. Snuggle up with your cozy lap quilt on those cold fall days!!

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