Picture of Cupcake Quilt!

Here is the finished quilt!
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Step 1: Deciding on the design

Picture of Deciding on the design
So, my first step in making the quilt was to aimlessly wander the aisles of the fabric store. I knew the colour scheme was going to be pink and black, so I looked for fabrics that had a striped pattern for the cupcake base and textured patterns for the top.

Once I had decided on the fabrics, I made a template or pattern for the top and bottom of the cupcake and tried cutting out a few to see what it would look like. I always like to “dry fit” my quilts to see if I like the design. I think it would be horrible to spend so much time putting together a quilt that you don’t end up liking.

Step 2: Sewing the cupcake tops

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Ok, now time for the actual sewing! I figured that the best way to put the quilt together was to line each cupcake top with a black fabric.
I did this because I wanted to be able to throw this quilt in the washing machine, so I wanted all of the pieces to have finished edges. I could have turned all of the edges under, which I will do for the bottoms, because they are all straight seams. But, because the cupcakes tops are so curvy, lining them is the easiest way. Also, I used black fabric to line them because my background fabric is black.

So, to line them, I pinned each cupcake top to the black fabric (right sides in), pinned them, then cut them out. Next, I sewed around each cupcake top, leaving a 2-3 inch gap open so I could turn them right side out. Because I used knit fabrics, I didn’t have to clip or trim the seams before turning them right side out. But, if you are using a woven fabric with no stretch, you will have to clip the fabric around the seams so they will turn inside out neatly.

I calculated that 12 cupcakes would be enough to make a queen sized quilt, including the borders.
Luv2cook747 months ago

wow, love it

Dirzdra3 years ago
It looks super cute! I want to make one for my niece now.
Dirzdra Dirzdra2 years ago
Finally got around to uploading this. :p

I didn't follow things exactly as described, but this was still my take on it. And I had enough scrap fabric to make a small pillow to boot.
I plan on trying this out as a birthday gift for my little sister. I'm gonna include some cute throw pillows as well ! This tutorial has helped me a lot.
jcandrews3 years ago
Love this one!!! I would tackle it in floor pillows or throw pillows, especially for/with my granddaughters. Would even be cute as a wall hanging. Looking at this I can imagine it being personalized and using "bling" on it as a wall hanging. 

This one is definately a keeper as I am always on the lookout for sewing projects the girls would enjoy and we could work on together. Thanks for the idea, the understandable directions and the great pictures!!
artzcool (author)  jcandrews3 years ago
I love the idea of using it for a wall hanging! My plan is to make a few floor pillows eventually...
Thanks so much for your feedback! I'd love to see pictures if you end up making anything!
ashbegash3 years ago
Super Cute!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
The cupcakes are so adorable! What fantastic fabric choices!
artzcool (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
My plan is to make a few matching floor pillows with the same fabric!