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Picnic Quilt Tutorial

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

Finished quilt measures 56" x 60"

For beginner Foundation Paper Piecers, please see our "Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing" to help get you started


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A (white) - 2 Metres Fabric B (Pink) - 1 3/4 Metres Fabric C (Yellow) - 1 3/4 Metres

4 Metres (44" wide) Fabric for backing

250" binding

70" x 70" Batting

1/4" seam allowances unless otherwise stated WOF - Width of fabric


Colouring page: This colouring diagram has been added to help you with the layout of your quilt.

Cutting Instructions:

From Fabric A (white) cut strips 4.5" x WOF and subcut strips 4.5" x 14"

From Fabric B (Pink) cut alternating strips of 2" x WOF and 2.5" x WOF and subcut strips 2" x 8.5" and 2.5" x 14"

From Fabric C (yellow) cut strips of 5" x WOF and subcut strips 5" x 10" . the excess from this fabric will fit the second yellow section of your templates A5/B5

Piecing Instructions:

Each block consists of: 2 x template A, and 2 x template B

You will need 12 blocks for the entire quilt

Once all of your templates have been constructed, sew sections A and B together

Sew AB sections together to complete the block. Repeat with all 12 blocks.

Sew Blocks in rows of 4.

Sew all 3 rows together.

It should look like this...

Finishing the quilt:

Make a quilt sandwich by layering you backing fabric, batting and quilt top together, baste and quilt as desired.

Trim the excess batting and backing level with your quilt top to square the quilt.

To make the binding, cuts strips of fabric 2.5" wide, join each strip in a diagonal line and press seams open, fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press, sew the binding to the quilt top folding a mitre at each corner.

Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and handstitch or machine sew in place to finish.

Your quilt is now complete!

By Joanne Hart for the Craft Cotton Company 2018

Follow her on Instagram @unicornharts

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