Peter Rabbit Rail Fence Play Mat
Make a gorgeous play mat for a new addition to the family using this timeless Peter Rabbit fabric and quilt design.
Craft Cotton Company supplies:
Peter Rabbit Fabric Roll pack
1m Peter Rabbit fabric for sashing
2m Peter Rabbit backing fabric
Step 1: Sort the fabric strips into sets of matching designs
-6 different designs with 4 strips of each design
-Split into two groups of 3 coordinating designs
Step 2: Pin and sew a group of three strips together using a ¼“ seam allowance
-press seams open and flat
Step 3: Cut each new fabric piece into square blocks measuring 6½“x 6½“
Step 4: Arrange the blocks into a 9 patch layout and sew these blocks together
-repeat this to create 4 of the 9 patch blocks, 2 of each design
Step 5: Cut 6 sashing strips 18”x 2½“
-sew the sashing strips to the blocks to join them together
Step 6: Cut 3 sashing strips 43”x 2½“
-sew the long sashing strips to the sides of the blocks to join the blocks together
Step 7: Cut 4 binding strips off the length of the backing fabric piece, measuring 2½“ wide. The rest of the fabric piece is used for the backing
-Layer up the quilt ready for basting: backing fabric face down > wadding>quilt top facing up
-Hold the layers in place with plenty of pins to keep it secure
Step 8: Quilt the play mat using your chosen design, a walking foot on your machine really helps with the quilting process. On this one, I have echo quilted around some of the fabric strips to highlight the ‘rail fence’ design.
-trim away excess wadding and backing to square off your quilt.
Step 9: Make the quilt binding using the four 2½“ strips
-Fold each strip in half lengthways and press
-Fold each long outer edge into the centre and press
Step 10: Attach the binding to each side
- First unfold binding and fold in raw edge ¼“
-Position the edge of the quilt into the fold of the binding, hold in place with quilt clips
-Using a walking foot, sew through all layers
-Repeat with other three sides
Step 11: Give the play mat a good press then it is ready to gift and enjoy!
Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2018