Fat Quarter Gang - Must Dash Little Lap Quilt by I'm A Ginger Monkey
July 02, 2012
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)
So lets start with what you'll need to make this quilt top (measures 38" x 47")
- 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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