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Dinosaur Squares Quilt

Project by Michelle Roberts at CreativeBlonde

Create a gorgeous dynamic quilt with these lovely dinosaur fat quarters.

Please read through all the instructions before starting your project

Finished size 42 ½” x 58” (seam allowance 1/4” and has been added to measurements)


  • 2 FQ packs of ‘Small Dinosaur’ prints

  • 1 metre Chambray Plain Dyed Cotton (2182)

  • 46” x 62” Clouds – Cotton Spandex Jersey (2595) backing fabric

  • Aurifil threads 1125 blue for piecing, 6726 grey for quilting

Haberdashery items

  • Quilter’s ruler, rotary cutter/scissors

  • Iron

  • Cutting mat

  • Basic sewing supplies

  • Fabric pen

  • Odif 505 temporary adhesive spray


Let's get cutting…

This quilt is made up of 17 blocks, 10 ½” x 10 ½” and 14 large triangles.

Cut seventeen 5 ½” squares from the white dinosaur prints

Cut Fifty-one 3” squares from the teal dinosaur prints

Cut seventeen 3” squares from the navy dinosaur prints

Cut seventeen 5 ½” x 3” rectangles from the navy dinosaur prints

Cut thirty-four 3” squares from the Chambray Plain Dyed Cotton

Cut thirty-four 5 ½” x 3” rectangles from the Chambray Plain Dyed Cotton

Cut seven 11” squares from the Chambray Plain Dyed Cotton, cut in half across the diagonal

Making the block…

Begin by joining the following pieces, join the small squares first, press seams open, then join to rectangle, press seams open.

Join these squares with the white dinosaur print, as show below.

Press seams in opposite directions, so you can nest the seams together when completing the 10½” block.

Make a further 16 blocks.

With all block arranged in the same direction, join in rows of 2, 4, 5, 4, 2.

Begin constructing the top quilt, by sewing two large triangles together, to form a larger triangle.

Sew a triangle to either end of the row containing two blocks (see photo below for placement of triangles) Join these two rows together.

Add a triangle to either end of each row, and join to previous row to complete the top quilt.

With the top quilt complete, baste to the batting and backing piece, using 505 basting glue or pins. Quilt using your preferred method/design.

Trim away excess batting and backing fabric, and bind.

Cut 1 ½” strips from the FQ of navy dinosaur fabric, join to create one long length, and join to front edge of quilt. Press over ¼” and hand sew to the reverse.

Your Dinosaur quilt is complete.

Don’t have time to sew, please contact me via my website to place an order. Other newborn items in this collection are also available to purchase from my website.

To see more of my tutorials or to place an order, you can head over my website and/or Instagram page and

Stockist for Fabric and Batting

Stockist for Aurifil Threads

Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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