Caterpillar Quilt

Project #16093
16093

This cute-as-a-bug idea is as simple as one, two, three! The instructions below explain just how easy and fun it is to create something special.



Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
2 yd Pink with white dots Cut (1) 19 1/2" x 46 1/2" rectangle for the background
Cut (36) 4 1/2" Squares
Cut (4) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF for binding
5/8 yd White solid Cut (36) 4 1/2" Squares
1/4 yd White with green dots Cut (3) 1 1/2" wide Strips x WOF
10" x 20" Pink and green paisley cuddle Cut (2) 6" Circles*
Cut (1) 5" Circle*
Cut (2) 1 1/4" Circles* for antennae ends
10" x 20" Pink and green dots cuddle Cut (2) 6" Circles*
10" x 20" Pink and green stripe cuddle Cut (2) 6" Circles*
Cut (2) 1/2" x 3" rectangles for antennae
10" x 20" Pink and white paisley cuddle Cut (2) 6" Circles*
Cut (1) 2 1/2" Circle*
Hand cut (1) Bow*
10" x 20" Green solid Cut (6) 1" Circles* for feet
Cut (2) 1 1/2" Circles* for eyes
Hand cut (1) Mouth*
1" x 2"Black wool cut (2) 1/2" Circles* for eye centers
2 yd Backing fabric
52" x 52" Batting
1 package Lightweight fusible adhesive

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 45" x 48"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Piecing the Project:

  1. Arrange the eight 6" Circles on the background to form a caterpillar. Add the 5" and 2 1/2" Circles to form the tail.
  2. When satisfied with the arrangement, heat fuse in place with iron. Position the feet, eyes and antennae as shown. Heat fuse in place with an iron. Stitch around as desired.
  3. Sew the 1 1/2" Strips to perimeter of the background.
  4. Arrange the 4 1/2" Squares, alternating colors, 12 across by 6 down.
  5. Sew the 12 Squares together to form a row. Press towards the darker color. Repeat to form 5 more rows.
  6. Sew 3 rows together. Repeat.
  7. Sew each 3-row section to the top and bottom of the background.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  2. Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise and press.
  3. With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

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