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Quilts are toasty, but kids never seem to stay under them, so here's my answer...
The top is made with bits of kid-type cloth in my leftovers stash, on the back of the quilt is the list of things to look for on the front...This is perfect for a 3 or 4 year old just learning to read...Keeps them either under or on top of the quilt!

 
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Step 1: Materials

3 yards green cotton fabric

1 yard orange cotton fabric

Kid-type cotton fabric with images small enough to center on 4 inch squares...This is especially good for using up all those leftover bits you couldn't bear to throw away all these years

5 pages of computer printer fabric (available at most fabric stores)


Step 2: QUILT TOP - Fussy bits

Picture of QUILT TOP - Fussy bits
This is the fun part...
Cut 120 squares, each 4 inches on a side, centering a different kid-friendly image in each one...
Make them complex, funny, simple, themed, whatever...

Cut 108 orange spacer pieces 1" wide x 4" high...

Step 3: QUILT TOP - sew fussy rows

Start with an image square, sew an orange spacer to the right edge...
Sew left edge of second image square to right edge of orange spacer...

Use 10 image squares and 9 spacers for each row, beginning and ending with an image square...

Make 12 rows...

Iron seams open...

Step 4: QUILT TOP - Row Spacers

Cut 13 green spacers...2 inches x 11 inches
Cut 26 orange spacers...2 inches x 11 inches

Sew 3 pieces together end-to-end, going orange - green - orange...
Iron seams open... repeat!

You'll have 13 long spacers...



Step 5: QUILT TOP - Connect the Rows

Alternating image rows and long spacer rows, sew your top together...
Make certain to have long spacer rows on top and bottom...

Iron all seams in one direction...

Step 6: QUILT TOP - edges

Cut 2 green pieces, 6 inches x 41 inches...
Sew these on as side pieces to your top...

Iron seams toward outer edge...

Cut 2 green pieces, 6 inches x 41 inches...
Sew these on as top and bottom to your top...

Iron seams toward outer edge...easier to flatten the solid piece than all those seams...


WhyHello11 months ago

<3

sygilbert4 years ago
Great idea!!!
PACW4 years ago
 Very nice.  
gmoon4 years ago
It's a beautiful quilt. More pictures would be helpful...

If you don't have photos of each step, maybe dash off a quick hand-drawn illustration?
i agree. Really cute quilt, but more pictures, for those of us who don't like to read the instructions. :)