Sail Away Quilt

Project #18768

Catch the fun wave in quilting with Sizzix. This creative quilt pattern is sure to make a splash in any little sailor’s room.

Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
1/2 ydBlue solidCut (13) 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangles
1/2 ydRed solidCut (13) 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangles
1/2 ydYellow solidCut (13) 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangles
1/2 ydOrange solidCut (13) 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangles
10" x 10"Brown solidCut (12) masts*
1 ydBlue dotCut (12) 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" Rectangles
Cut (16) 4 1/2" Half-Square Triangles
Cut (4) 4 1/2" Squares
Cut (12) boat hulls*
Cut (5) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF for binding
1 ydWhite solidCut (12) 8 1/2" Squares
Fat 1/8Assorted colorsCut assorted sails* and flags*
1 1/2 ydBacking fabric
45" x 45"Batting
1 packageLightweight fusible adhesive


  • Finished Size: 40" x 40"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Piecing the Quilt Top:

  1. Sew two blue dot 4 1/2" Half-Square Triangles to one red 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangle, one on each side. These will form the border blocks.
  2. Repeat until there are two red, two yellow and two orange sets. Set aside.
  3. Sew together one orange and one blue 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangle. Press toward the blue. Repeat until all the orange and blue Triangles are sewn together.
  4. Sew together one yellow and one red 4 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W Triangle. Press toward the red. Repeat until all the yellow and red Triangles are sewn together.
  5. Take the two sets of triangle units and sew them together, creating an 8 1/2" block. Press.
  6. Using the quilt photo as a guide, lay out the entire quilt on a design wall or the floor. This will make it easier to keep track of piecing.
  7. Assemble the Sailboats on the white 8 1/2" Squares. Heat fuse in place with an iron.
  8. Stitch down the Sailboats, and add embellishments of your choice. Place back onto the design wall.
  9. Sew the blocks together into rows. Press the seams in alternate directions to keep the bulk down at the points.
  10. Sew the horizontal rows together. Press.


  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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