Learn how to sew this little quilt with the easiest and fastest technique: fusible raw edge applique.
Fabric: Kona cotton
Tools and materials
- background fabric : 22” x 22”
- colored fabrics of your choice
- batting and backing
- fusible web (Wonder Under or Heat ‘n Bond or Vliesofix)
- water soluble pen.
Print the design
Download and print out the pattern.
DOWNLOAD the Pattern
Assemble the pattern
Tape the pages together. To easily tape one page to another, remove the right margin of the first page (cut on the red dashed line) and tape the first page to the second page, and so on across the row. Use a similar method to tape the rows together.
Transfer the design to the background fabric
Use a light box or tape the paper pattern onto a window. Use water-soluble pen.
If you use a very light color fabric, lay it on the floor and slip the paper pattern under the fabric; if you can see the lines, there is no need to transfer the design on fabric.
Prepare the applique pieces
Reverse the paper pattern (flip it over) and tape it onto a window.
Copy the swirl design (the grey pieces of the printed pattern) to the paper side of the fusible web.
Add the corresponding label to each piece.
Cut them out leaving an allowance (about 1/4″).
Then fuse each piece of fusible web on to the wrong side of your fabric of choice.
Cut on the lines…
…and peel off the paper backing.
Repeat for all the pieces.
Applique the design
Fuse all the applique pieces onto the background fabric.
You have to press the applique pieces and the iron will touch the drawing lines. Make sure you test your water soluble pen before!
You could stitch down the edges of the appliqué pieces at this stage (use a straight or zig-zag stitch).
Usually I prefer to make the quilt sandwich first then to secure the edges of the appliques stitching (quilting) through all the layers.
I used invisible thread (in the needle) and a narrow and short zig-zag stitch.
Here is the back.
Then quilt as desired.
Recommended reading: Fusible raw edge applique- essential guide