Hi, Katy Jones here from the I'm A Ginger Monkey blog. Today I am going to share with you my Must Dash Little Lap Quilt tutorial. This quilt has style and sophistication (hence the mustache appliques.. ha ha ha)
- 10 Fat Quarters *FQs (Rhapsodia was used here)
- Fusible web (I prefer steam a seam 2 lite)
- Download Mustdash template
First up press your FQs and cut EACH FQ into 2 10" squares for a total of 20 squares.
With the leftover fabrics print and cut out your Download Mustdash.
Following the manufacturers directions for the fusible web, make a total of 20 moustache shapes - 2 from each fabric.
Fold each of the 10" squares into quarters, pressing with your finger to leave a crease, and line up a moustache shape with the centre folds. Iron onto the background squares as per the manufacturers directions, and stitch into place using your preferred applique stitch. I used a regular straight stitch, but you could zig zag or use the button hole stitch.
Now lay out your blocks in 5 rows of 4, either on a design wall or floor. Move 'em around until you have a layout you like where the colours and patterns are evenly balanced.
Sew each row together, one by one, and press seams to alternating sides - eg rows 1, 3, 5 to the left and rows 2, 4 to the right. This helps match up your seams and let's them sit nicely together as you assemble the quilt top.
Sew the rows together into a top and press well all over.
To finish your quilt you will need:
- 1.5 yards of fabric for backing
- Piece of wadding measuring 44" x 53"
- 1/2 yard fabric for binding
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